Finally we can manage our tabs with Tab Candy for Firefox.

This has been making its rounds on the Twitterverse and thought I’d just capture it here for posterity.

Finally, it appears that we will be able to manage our tabs more intuitively and easily with Firefox 4, using a feature called Tab Candy which is a very similar concept to Exposé on Mac OS X but brought to the browser.

As I was just having some issues this morning with tab organization in Firefox, this comes as a welcome change for the future. Can’t wait to try it out…

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30+ Handy Blank Templates for Designers

30+ Handy Blank Templates for Designers | Creative Repository:

Sometimes you have a nice concept for a design in your mind, but you don’t know where to start; or sometimes you are just not aware of the right size for the design to implement. That’s where templates come handy. I have collected some very useful templates with proper guidelines, sizes and resolutions for design projects like business cards, letterheads, vinyl designs, brochures etc. I believe that these will prove to be a great time-saver for many of you guys. Most of these are in PSD or AI format, and are easily editable. Hope you find them useful.

30+ Handy Blank Templates for Designers

30+ Handy Blank Templates for Designers | Creative Repository:

Sometimes you have a nice concept for a design in your mind, but you don’t know where to start; or sometimes you are just not aware of the right size for the design to implement. That’s where templates come handy. I have collected some very useful templates with proper guidelines, sizes and resolutions for design projects like business cards, letterheads, vinyl designs, brochures etc. I believe that these will prove to be a great time-saver for many of you guys. Most of these are in PSD or AI format, and are easily editable. Hope you find them useful.

Solved a problem with an Visual Studio 2008 “Source control provider could not be found” error…

I had run into this problem before.

Setup

  1. I have my Visual Studio 2008 options set to reload the previously loaded solution on startup.
  2. I use Subversion.
  3. I use AnkhSVN as my SVN provider in Visual Studio 2008.

Problem
If I launched Visual Studio 2008 with a particular solution loaded when I last closed VS, I would receive a “Source control provider could not be found” error.

However… if I just launched it via double-clicking on the .SLN file in my file system, no error!!!

Weird.

OK – so I did a quick diff on a solution that I knew worked fine. Both had the expected source control provider information embedded:

SccProjectName = "Svn"
SccAuxPath = "Svn"
SccLocalPath = "Svn"
SccProvider = "SubversionScc"

However there was a difference.

The solution that did not generate the error message also contained the following block in the “Global” section:

GlobalSection(SubversionScc) = preSolution
    Svn-Managed = True
    Manager = AnkhSVN - Subversion Support for Visual Studio
EndGlobalSection

Which somehow got generated in one solution, but not the one causing problems. Once I copied the block from one solution to the other, the error message ceased to be shown on launch of VS2008.

What happens when you press F5, Ctrl-F5 or click the Refresh Button on your browser

Found this chart by accident, but it is quite useful to know how to refresh your browser and what happens when you perform various combinations of clicking the refresh button vs. F5 vs. Ctrl-F5 etc.

This originally came from a tweet from Webmonkey regarding a post on Stackoverflow:

The table below is updated with information on what will happen when the browsers refresh-button is clicked (after a request by Joel Coehoorn), and the “max-age=0” Cache-control-header.

Browser Refresh Chart