Smorgasbord 3

Here we go again - permit me to dump all of those "flagged for follow-up" emails and "keep as new" bloglines posts into this entry, and then I can move on with my life:

Transformers Costumes - turn from a robot into a car (or whatever) whilst you're wearing the costume. Tempted?  Only £2000!

New Zealand Traffic offence letter - kinda long, but well worth reading through.

Magic Ajax.NET - another open source framework for integrating Ajax technologies into ASP.NET apps.

Phil Scott - watch out for Request.Browser.MajorVersion throwing exceptions in ASP.NET 2.0

Firoz Ansari - using TextPad to View Source in IE.

Jeff Putz - how do I copy a List<T> object?  It's a good question.
  Daemon Tools 4.0 is out. DT is an excellent virtual CD-ROM/DVD-ROM emulator, which I use to mount the various iso images downloaded from MSDN. It's quick and easy to use, and saves me a fortune in blank CDs/DVDs. The new version has been redesigned from scratch and supports four virtual drives (useful for those multi-disc installs).

Anyone watch American Chopper?  The folks at OCC are now using SQL 2005 to run their operation - watch the video.

The CSS Properties Window is a neat add-in package for VS2005 that makes it easier to edit inline and inherited styles.

Scenarios, Patterns, and Implementation Guidance for Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 3.0 - I must get round to reading this... maybe during the Christmas holidays :-)

PowerCollections by Wintellect is described as "A Community Project to Develop the Best Public License Collection Classes for .NET". The results (using the .NET 2.0 Generics feature) are impressive, so I'm using this class library in some of my projects.

I think everybody's seen this already, but I found it interesting to learn that IE7 and Office 12 will use the same "RSS" icon that is found in Firefox. Hmm, "Embrace and Extend", perhaps?
  ASCII Art of War

Another useful FF extension - Firefox OneNote Power Toy - send clippings from FF straight to a new OneNote side note.