Continuous Learner #14

Muddling Through the Mobile Web


Windows Phone 7

Joe Belfiore shows off Windows Phone Mango

Microsoft – Domain Oriented N-Layered .NET 4.0 App Sample (DDD Architecture)


Visual Studio 2010 Uninstall Utility

Google+Twitter vs Bing+Facebook

I’ve just noticed that Google integrated twitter on the search result in the same way Microsoft is integrating Facebook with Bing.

I can’t see the Bing+Facebooki integration yet (may be because I’m in the UK) but I saw today for the first time the Google+Twitter



Working in IT, and using the search engine most of the time to search something related to my work, I think Google+Twitter is much better. Twitter is where all my professional contacts are.

What do you think about this? who will provide the better service to you?

Continuous Learner #13

Editing a variable-length list, Knockout-style – Knockout with MVC

Knockout JS: Helping you build dynamic JavaScript UIs with MVVM and ASP.NET

Web dev that’s as smooth as Silk… Project Silk

Visual Studio
Glimpse – "What Firebug is for the client, Glimpse does for the server… in other words, a client side Glimpse into whats going on in your server."

Visual Studio PerfWatson Free

Visual Studio 2010 Image Optimizer Extension

High Scalability

Hadoop in Azure

Open source
"Today we start Xamarin, our new company focused on Mono-based products." – Miguel de Icaza

Enable click to play FLASH on Chrome

There’s an interesting hidden feature in Chrome, that allows you to disable by default all the plugins, but allows you to enable the one you want by clicking on it.

To enable the feature, open about:flags on chrome and enable the Click to play feature:


At that point when you open a page that use a plugin you’ll see something like this:


Clicking on the plugin you’ll automatically start the execution of that single plugin:


It surely is annoying to have the FLASH plugin disabled when browsing youtube, so you can setup exception from the Chrome setting page: chrome://settings/content


Click on Manage Exceptions and add the site where you want the plugin to play by default



You can now enjoy a life without flash ads Smile and with a lot less browser crash.

Continuous Learner #12


”Modernizr adds classes to the <html> element which allow you to target specific browser functionality in your stylesheet. You don’t actually need to write any Javascript to use it”

”So here we’re collecting all the shims, fallbacks, and polyfills in order to implant html5 functionality in browsers that don’t natively support them.”

HTML5 Improvements with the ASP.NET MVC 3 Tools Update

Deep Dive into HTML5 and CSS3

High Scalability

Large-Scale Websites: Lessons from eBay

Visual Studio

Clean Up Your Mess – A Guide to Visual Design for Everyone

Webmachine and RESTful Web Frameworks with Justin Sheehy

Memory Dump Analysis–W3WP IIS Process

Facebook’s new energy efficient data center

21 principles for innovating in the real world from IDEO’s Diego Rodriguez

[Updated] Holy shit… I changed my password on lastpass and lost all my stored data…

I changed my master password on last pass because of some security problem they had in the last week ( and the horrible result is that it looks like I’ve now lost all of my stored passwords, see screenshot below:


I feel like a big middle finger is rising to salute LastPass.


False alarm, my data is back, but I’ve been really scared for a few minutes…


Actually it looks like it was Chrome LastPass plugin that was unable to decrypt my data after I changed the password. If that happen to you, uninstall and reinstall the plugin.


Google is testing a new Layout for search results

As reported by techcrunch (, google is apparently testing 2 new layouts for the search page. I happen to have the “white version”, with no lines separating each result.

I’m not sure this is a good solution. I like to have at least a small line that separate results one from the other. To me it looks harder to scan the result list for useful information.

Do you like the new Google layout for the search result page?