Donation 4 CURE
I watched some of the WOW4CURE live game-a-thon coverage as it was happening. It was quite entertaining with some lively quips in response to my pointless virtual banter; even The Police got involved due to the gamers' rowdy sod-stomping antics. I kid though - I hardly saw them stand up over several hours, much less make enough noise worthy of constibulary involvement. It had all the same antics, and yet was more entertaining than most reality TV shows. In the end, it was a cause worthy of encouragement so I had to donate.
Props to the gamers lending their time to this cause. Thank you Jann / CURE for the thank you letter, I look forward to donating in the future.
CURE Childhood Cancer - http://www.curechildhoodcancer.org/
Technorati Tags: philanthropy
Twitter Yoda Bot
Yes, yes. Launched a twitter bot, I have. Send you words of wisdom when tweet #yoda you do.
ASP.NET Page Life Cycle Diagram / cheat sheet
An ASP.NET developer needs to understand the ASP.NET Page Life Cycle and refer to a life cycle reference from time to time. Here is a good reference that comes from an MSDN team member blog. I've used other diagrams before, but this one is recent and comes from an MSDN source:
Here is also an older one that does not come from an official source, but looks reasonably accurate and includes a PDF version for printing:
Video Card Performance Reference
Futuremark has one of the best quick reference and comparison web pages for video card benchmarks. You can browse the benchmarks of all the video cards from ATI and Nvidia and compare them. It's a great reference tool when deciding on a new video card. Here is the link.
They provide a simple dropdown list, and although the pick list itself isn't sorted alphabetically (maybe it is sorted by review date), you should be able to find almost every popular desktop video card chipset variation listed.