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our friends at apple are starting to bundle more.

i visited a site that had a .mov file on it and for some reason i didn't have quicktime on my machine.  could it be that annoying qttask.exe that is always running perhaps that made me remove that thing?

at any rate, i went to download it again and noticed that quicktime 7 is now bundled into itunes6.  interesting, i thought.  i don't want itunes, i want quicktime.  i'm a fan of bundling when it makes sense...but this one didn't to me -- if apple has portions of it site that show interactive media and use a quicktime movie format, then they should supply a quicktime plugin only -- i don't need itunes to display an embedded MOV file on a web page!

but i did find the hidden page: quicktime standalone

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the vs user experience team is looking for feedback on the visual studio look and feel.

submit your comments!

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so, i’ve officially not checked my newsgator subscription for 30+ days.  i’ve exclusively been using Squeet.  why?  well first, when presented with a challenge, i like to take it.  hamid told me to use it for a while and see if it works better for my needs over newsgator.  for me, it has.  (hopefully he’s equally taken my challenge to use search.msn.com over google for 30 days.)  second, i like it.  rss in my email, and no software — i can use my OWA to read it as well.  i define the schedule on a feed-by-feed basis.  i’m up to 270 feeds now and i like the organization i get with squeet.

anyhow, one thing i didn’t like was finding a feed, was copying, going to squeet, entering the url, etc.

so i remembered how bloglines did it, and i’m copying their idea.

here, right click on THIS LINK and choose to add to favorites (IE — FireFox users can drag the link to the bookmarks toolbar).  Now you’ll have a favorite where you can (i suggest naming it ‘Squeet This’) Squeet your current link you are on.  and because their service looks for discovery info as well, you may not even have to hunt for the feed!

hope this helps!

NOTE: this little feature doesn’t work with pure xml docs

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do you have a virtual earth app/mashup/word-of-the-day-describing-web-2.0-map-applications?

read chandu's entry on the v2 map control!

if you are using atlas and the <virtualEarthMap> control, you may experience some broken map tiles.

heads up.

what does beta/ctp stand for again? ;-)

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i recently compiled a quick site together demonstrating some atlas features and basically the easie of implementation in already existing asp.net functionality.

visit: http://asyncpostback.com to view some Atlas samples, experiences.

you can even download the asp.net site as a project and play yourself.