Weekend Roundup April 30, 2010

Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! The weekend roundup is a short list of links that is sent out towards the end of each week. This is where items that are interesting, fun, or useful are apt to show up, tech related or not.

The Difference Between Firefox Personas And Themes
Great explanation over at ghacks.
- The Difference Between Firefox Personas And Themes

Resize Any Windows Dialog Box With ResizeEnable
Nice tutorial on using one of my "must-have" applications. Resize Enable allows you to resize all those pesky program and dialog boxes that won't resize voluntarily. :). I've used this small portable utility on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and it works great on my current Windows 7 installation.
Resize Any Windows Dialog Box

How to Set Your Default Programs in Windows 7
This article "...shows you how to set the default programs for your user account. This includes opening the list of default programs, setting how to open all file types or protocols a program can handle and how to choose from the program's list of capabilities, the specific file extensions or protocols that you want to be opened by it." Highly useful.
- How to Set Your Default Programs in Windows 7

Check Your IMAP Mail Offline In Thunderbird
Thunderbird is a great email client. I've been using it full time since version 3 was in beta. One of the things I like best about it is how easily it handles IMAP email. Basically, the difference between IMAP and POP email is that POP email is downloaded to your computer and is deleted off the mail server once its been downloaded. IMAP email stays on the mail server until you delete it. There are advantages to both but I love being able to access my email anywhere and have it all in one place.
- Check Your IMAP Mail Offline In Thunderbird
[via TinyHacker]

World Sunlight Map
"Watch the sun rise and set all over the world on this real-time, computer-generated illustration of the earth's patterns of sunlight and darkness. The clouds are updated every 3 hours with current weather satellite imagery." Thanks to site editor Bob for sending this along.
- World Sunlight Map

I've been watching all the Facebook activity this week. While its been very interesting, I wanted something that would help people make any changes in Facebook if they'd like to. I find Facebook difficult to navigate and configure so a little how-to seemed like a good idea.

Have fun!,

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