Wednesday, April 9, 2008 & Blogger Integration

I found this "digg" like site today, called DotNetKicks. It has the same concept as digg, just only .NET related content. Plus you can make money submitting stories!

After I found the site I looked for an easy way to submit any of my blog articles to DotNetKicks. Found a couple of urls (this and this. Well, I used the info in their posts and added the image to "kick it" to all my posts (using Jason's template idea).

UPDATE: I removed the "kick it" image from all my posts. I am working on Windows Live Writer plugin that will let put the image on only the posts that I want it on.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Compacting a VirtualBox Hard Drive

I had a hard time figuring out how to reduce the size of my virtual hard drive. It is actually pretty simple once you figure it out. After "zeroing" out the free space with "nullfile-1.02", shut down VirtualBox and run (in a command prompt from the VirtualBox install directory):

VBoxManage modifyvdi "FullPathOfFileToCompact" compact

XP Cleaner v1.1

I finished XP Cleaner v1.1. It is easier to use and runs faster now (at least on initial startup).