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  • Blog Post: Add video to your blog for free with Silverlight

    Thanks to the folks in Expression Media and the Silverlight Streaming it is now amazingly easy to add video (or other Silverlight content to you blog with Windows Live Writer . With nearly any blog host, you can write your blog, "Insert Silverlight Video", have it positioned just where you want it in...
  • Blog Post: The Old New Thing: The book!

    I was thrilled to get a copy of The Old New Thing recently. You likely know that Raymond is one of the most popular bloggers on MSDN and his book does not disappoint. There is tons of interesting information on both how and why things work in windows. Raymond added some additional goodness, so it is...
  • Blog Post: PM Tip #72 Instant feedback...

    Update: See the full list of PM Tips . One thing I love about blogs is the instant feedback aspects. While certainly comments on a blog are far from scientific you can get some great anecdotal responses that can help you see problems in a new way or provide some real-world data to backup one position...
  • Blog Post: My Top 10 Blog posts of 2005

    Well, it is that time of year for “ Top 10 of 2005 ”. Thanks to some help from a fellow MSFT blogger I was quickly able to generate the list of the “most popular” blogs of 2005 from this site. I was not exactly sure how to measure “most popular”.... So a did a combo. The first is the most number of hits...
  • Blog Post: New Blog for the true CLR geek...

    David just started a blog the truly geeky CLR folks will love…Like all great blogs, he is talking about what he knows best -- how to use the CLR’s profiling APIs… that is if you wanted to * write * a profiler this is your blog! I also find it interesting as it explains a bit about how the CLR really...
  • Blog Post: Mike Downen, CLR Security PM jumps into blogging

    Mike is the PM for the CLR security system… excited by his recent CLR RoadTrip to Arizona he jumped into blogging with some good info on obfuscation …
  • Blog Post: Take the .NET Framework 2.0 Compatibility Challenge

    Lots of buzz around the issue of .NET Framework 2.0 running your current applications… I could wax on about why this kind of compatibility is important, what we have been doing to make sure your apps keep working, how side-by-side really helps here, why editors use sensational headlines etc. But I thought...
  • Blog Post: Morning Edition on Blogging

    NPR’s Morning Edition ( RSS ) has a good spot on blogging this morning . It reminded me of a debate Peter and I had about blogging a while back. Does blogging take more deep thinking than other forms of public writing (articles, books, etc) or less? I tend to agree with the Catherine… In my line of...
  • Blog Post: Get email updates for new posts and new comments

    I am sure many of you knew this, but with the brand-spanking-new CommunityServer stuff you can get an email every time I post or a comment is made. Sure makes it easier to follow the discussion. Just click on the “email” link to the left or here …
  • Blog Post: Blog Day: BCL team does the blog challenge...

    The BCL team has laid down the blog challenge … On next Tuesday the goal is for the whole team to do nothing but blog all day. Knowing this team, I am sure you will be impressed with what they come up with, both in volume and quality. Kit’s taking suggests \ideas now..
  • Blog Post: weblogs.asp.net/ aliased to blogs.msdn.com/

    I am sure many of you know this, but I recently told someone and they were surprised to learn that any Microsoft employee blogging on weblogs.asp.net can be accessed via blogs.msdn.com . So for example.. http://weblogs.asp.net/cbrumme == http://blogs.msdn.com/cbrumme Enjoy!
  • Blog Post: Color-Coded Source code in blogs

    Someone recently asked me how I do the color coding of source code in my blog. Well, it is really very simple. I do my work in VS 2005 Express and then cut and paste it into word (an email actually), then cut and paste that into a blog entry… and presto… nicely formatted, color source code to blog about...
  • Blog Post: Scott helps us fight back against the comment spammers...

    I really hate comment spammers, they really ruin a great forum for the rest of us. I am glad to see that Scott has just armed us with some new weapons to help out. I turned on the comment moderation to test it out and see how it goes. I admit it is a bit of a speedbump for most of you folks, but I hope...
  • Blog Post: Joe Duffy joins the CLR team

    I have been negligent in announcing that Joe Duffy recently joined the CLR team to focus on bringing WinFX together. As you can see from his blog , he is starting to settle in. What would you like to see Joe take on in the WinFX, Design Guidelines, managed code space? I can’t promise I will do...
  • Blog Post: Well, it is that time again: Reviews!

    ChrisAn posted about the process in general last year , so I will not bore you with it. But one of the things I do as a manager is talk to people that my team has interacted with over the period and get their feedback. This time the specific question I used was: I would value your feedback on {0}...
  • Blog Post: Teched brings out the blogger in all of us

    Well, it seems just like the PDC , Teched brings out the blogger in all of us. Two new key MSFT bloggers this week… I am sure there are others but these stood out for me… My old boss, Brian Harry gets a blog… Sam does a nice short intro on Brian … My new boss, Soma (VP...
  • Blog Post: Argg -- I hate comment spam

    These folks are spamming every one of my posts… I guess I need to break out Raymond’s comment scrubber… but still, can we ban that IP address or something like that? Are other folks being hit as well? ..brad Sender: anon Url: http://custom.programming-in.net IP...
  • Blog Post: One Year of Blogging Already?

    Wow… It was one year ago today that I started to blog publicly . 299 posts later and (more importantly 1406 comments later) I can say that blogging has been well worth the investment. I have been able to use this blog as a quick sounding board for countless issues. The feedback I have gotten has...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Blogs on NPR

    Our local NPR station ( KUOW ) has a program on now called “ The Works ”. They are talking about a couple of my favorite subjections... Blogs and openness at Microsoft.... You can stream from the KUOW site now. Love to hear your thoughts...
  • Blog Post: Google-Juice and PInvoke Perf tips

    I just chatted with the development manager on the CLR team. He is starting to see the value of getting information out to the community on blogs. He was working on making a little demo application go faster and wanted to quickly review the PInvoke perf tips. Like all of you, he first went to google...
  • Blog Post: Google-Juice and PInvoke Perf tips

    I just chatted with the development manager on the CLR team. He is starting to see the value of getting information out to the community on blogs. He was working on making a little demo application go faster and wanted to quickly review the PInvoke perf tips. Like all of you, he first went to google...
  • Blog Post: New home for all my old posts...

    Looks like all my old posts from blogs.gotdotnet.com made it over to my new home.. Thanks Scott and the MSDN team for making it very smooth. Hopefully google will find them here before too long as well.
  • Blog Post: More from the C++ folks...

    I have known Jon Caves for several years… he was part of the committee that formed for first version of the CLS. Dude knows everything about C++… He has already started blogging about some good stuff like what compilers we use internally and breaking the NT build ;-)
  • Blog Post: Help with this feed..

    Hillel points out a cool site making fun of bad design… I find so many parallels in these kind of design issues and API design. Anyway, I was excited to see that the site offers Xml Syndication, which I assumed was an RSS feed, but it is not.. in a an “rdf” file… which looks like some type of Xml...
  • Blog Post: Comments Feed...

    I am sure some of you have already figured it out, but you can get an RSS feed for the comments on my blog . In addition, this format should work for anyone on gotdotnet… http://blogs.gotdotnet.com/ID/blogxbrowsing.asmx/GetCommentsRss So, for example you can get Chris Brumme’s comments here...
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