A new feature for Google Talk popped out today. You can now chat withAIM friends..What? From GTalk? So now you can talk with AIMfriends from Google`s browser interface which is quite good too...butthere are already a lot of other web interfaces for AIM Google? ...why use this one? When will the same features be integrated in the Google Talk program? And another big question...why did Google choose AIM?
Microsoft just launched the .net 3.5 framework and announced the launch of Visual Studio 2008 RTM that is available to developers that are subscribed to MSDN. In order to help developers they have also shipped out a training kit that contains materials that should get most developers up to speed on .net 3.5 . Have fun!
Did you ever need to serialize a generic key-value dictionary like the Dictionary class? Well in .Net that class is not serializable, in fact the interface IDictionary is not serializable for some unknown reason so all the classes that implement the IDictionary interface (SortedDictionary , Dictionary ) can not be serialized unless you specify some custom code. The best code I have found online is written by Paul Welter and you can see it here. I needed to implement a SortedDictionary so the only change I made to that code is implement the SortedDictionary instead of the Dictionary.
I`ve been using the beta for a while and it behaved very well(a big improvement over the VS2005 beta 1 which was not polished at all). The beta 2 also has a Go Live! license that you can use. Can`t wait for the final edition :).
What if you were in the year 1995 a year when the internet was just about to start the big bang...what if you had to plan it all again...what would you keep...what would you do to keep the internet an entertaining yet full of information place? Would you still build MIRC and stay on the chat all night long? Would you still think that instant messaging in the future? Would you still but a copy of Windows 95? Would you still encourage the creation of Google(and if so would you let it change the way the web works forever). Would you still put Google`s adsense on your web page just to get that 5C/click? Or would you just keep it clean...the old fashion way..with a few tables here and there but with no real disrespect to the user...with real information on a page and not with lots and lots of ads about the searched topic... In real life we have the garbage man to take the garbage to the garbage container...in the virtual world there has never been someone to do some cleaning... What if?