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Uninstall “Microsoft .Net Framework Assistent” Firefox add-on

Windows Update comes with a sort of surprise this time for us firefox users. Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 installs an extension named “Microsoft .Net Framework Assistant 1.0“. The add-on adds support for “Clickonce” and the ability to report installed .Net versions to the web server. Well, I suppose you neither like Microsofts way to distribute the add-on (no uninstall routine, the uninstall button is deactivated) nor the way Firefox handles access to your browser. So let’s get rid of it.

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Workaround: Unavailable Widgets in WordPress Admin Panel

This is a simple workaround for widgets which seem to be unavailable in your WordPress admin panel. When I started using my latest theme “Green Park 2“, I encountered a really nasty bug in WordPress 2.7.
If you use a theme with two or more available sidebars and within each sidebar one or more widgets and you switch to another theme with only one sidebar, some of the widgets become unavailable in the admin panel: and you can neither deactivate nor rearrange them.

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For Developers, Designers and OpenWeb Guys

A linkdump, for Developers, Designers & OpenStandardGuys

Feedmyapp – Your Daily Web 2.0 Sites Dose
Feedmyapp is a Web 2.0 Directory with the best and latest web 2.0 sites and web 2.0 applications.

OpenID Best Practices – Yahoo! Developer Network
Yahoo! conducted usability studies in July 2008 to understand the Yahoo! user experience while navigating the OpenID journey from the Relying Party to Yahoo! and back. The participants were all experienced Yahoo! users who were tasked with signing into to a 3rd party site using their Yahoo! IDs without having to create a new account for the site.

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Speedup eclipse – startup on windows

Just a reminder for myself, but I like to share it here. I really disliked eclipse, because it needs more than a minute to start up on my system. My colleague Tim pointed me to a tip to speedup eclipse on a windows xp machine. What should i say – its running way faster now.