For a while now I've been backing up my important data to a removable 80GB USB drive (two actually - one for on-site storage and one for off-site). I've been using a utility called SmartSync Pro which I've routinely recommended to friends who want to back up their files to a removable drive.
58 was the order number I was given for the first smoothie I ever ordered in China. When my order came up the guy shouted 'wu shur ba!', 'wu shur ba!' (58 in Chinese). I shouted back 'wu shur ba!' and collected my smoothie. I couldn't stop saying it for a while after that. Everywhere I went I kept saying 'wu shur ba!' Obviously my friends in Shanghai thought I was mental. =8-)
For a while now I’ve wanted to build a small application that would take a set of images and generate a set of previews, thumbnails and metadata xml ‘sidecar’ files that I could upload to my blog (I have a gallery viewing ASP.Net control that reads the directory structure and displays the gallery - and yes I have rendered image on the fly using an HTTP handler and GDI.Net in the past – but I pr