Local Live vs Google Maps

I was looking up directions for a guy and decided to do a little product comparison. I first went to Google Maps by default. Old habit. Then decided to compare it against Microsoft’s new Local Live. It’s obvious from the screenshots that local live has much older maps for this area (Marion, OH).  Google Maps gets my […]

Starting a Windows Service using VB.NET

Ever wanted to start a windows service that your application depends on through code? Or maybe just wanted to see the status of the service. Well in .NET the System.ServiceProcess is your answer.
Dim instance As New _
‘Check to see if it is already started
If instance.CanStop = False Then
‘Start the service
‘Wait for the service to start
End […]

Windows Live Toolbar

The other day I blogged about the great Microsoft Live Writer. Well today I remembered that I forgot to tell you why I love it so much. Microsoft has come out with the Windows Live Toolbar and it does lots and loaded with tons of little features. The one feature I like the most is the Blog It […]

.NET University in Florence, SC

The Pee Dee .NET User Group is proud to present .NET University as a 4-part series during this winter’s meetings!  Join us to get an overview of the next version of the .NET Framework (.NET 3.0), including Windows Communication Foundation, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Workflow Foundation, and Windows CardSpace. All topics are covered at a […]

Windows Live Writer

I have been using Windows Live Writer to create and edit posts on this blog and I have to say this is the best thing in the world. I love having a rich thin client style app. If you blog any at all you really need to check it out. It will probably get you

Spell Checker for IE

Here is a great and FREE (Personal Use) spell checker for IE. This is great if you fill out lots of forms on the web and aren’t a good speller like me.
I also like it cause it stays out the way and doesn’t interfere with anything.