Cropper

Screen capture utility. Disclaimer: I’ve only bfriefly pawed at it, but looks promising.

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Disk2vhd by SysInternals

Gotta luv those guys: Just released on TechNet is Disk2vhd, which is designed to create .vhd image files from physical hard drives. Like many other Sysinternals apps, Disk2vhd is tiny, free, and fully portable. It’s also available on live.sysinternals.com so you can run it right over the internet should you forget your trusty flash drive…

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Linquer

SQL to LINQ converter. Handy.

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Scott Hanselman’s 2009 Tool List

Excellent round up of utilities, web sites and more for developers and power users. Only thing he missed is TSE 🙂

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10 Unique Ruby Features

The 10, but 3 (implicit return values) and 8 (only nil+false are False) are negative features. FYI here’s the 10 and how they compare with Python: Objects everywhere! — Python supports OO but not solely, and has strong reflection features regardless of objects or not Blocks — Python’s function objects and ‘with’ keyword and list…

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ruby-prof

Profiling Ruby code.

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FasterBuilder

A drop-in replacement for Builder::XmlMarkup which uses libxml for speed and security. The README notes a slew of minor caveats so it’s not a perfect replacement, but it shouldn’t be hard to configurably switch between them as needed.

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