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May, 2004

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    Nascar Ballet

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    Fascinating, I would totally go see this (from NewYorkish ) “How do you get people in a small Southern city interested in the performing arts? You do what a ballet company in Roanoke, Virginia did and develop NASCAR ballet, a show where "modern...
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    TechEd 2004 is SOLD OUT!!

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    From the TechEd home page : “Due to strong demand, Tech·Ed 2004 San Diego is now sold out. However, our Exhibit Hall–only passes are still available for Wednesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 27.” Big congrats to everyone...
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    .NET beats J2EE for development work in 2004

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    Do you still think .NET is “not yet?“ Forrester Research recently published a survey of 878 North American technology decision makers asking what their primary development environment for 2004 will be: .NET or J2EE. The answer: Overall...
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    Halo 2 = November 9th

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    From 1stUp , Halo 2 will be released November 9th. Mark your calendars, and prepare for a 1-2% drop in productivity. There will also be a limited-edition version pre-order version: “Microsoft also confirmed that gamers will be able to pre-order...
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    Laptop configuration and tools

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    Last Friday, I received my new laptop, a Toshiba M2, with a Centrino chip, 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, DVD/CD-R, an 80GB laptop and the best feature by far, the 64MB nVidia video card. My last laptop, a Toshiba Tecra 9100 had serious hardware issues. I had to replace...
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    EA supporting Xbox live!!

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    Wohoo!! Electronic Arts is fully supporting Xbox live!!! Gamespot has the inside scoop . “This evening at in Los Angeles, two of the biggest names in games--Microsoft and Electronic Arts--announced a new partnership that will fundamentally alter...
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    What's new in Windows Forms

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    Chris Sells points out the new Whidbey Windows Forms pages. Lots of great screenshots on their new features. Below are some of my favorites: Layout Controls Toolstrip Control DataGridView Control They also have a dedicated Whidbey Windows...
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    New MSDN TV episodes on Generic APIs, ADO.NET 2.0, and ASP.NET

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    Lots of good quality MSDN shows for your viewing pleasure: Scott Guthrie on Data with ASP.NET in Visual Studio 2005 Pablo Castro provides a First Look at ADO.NET 2.0 Krzysztof Cwalina on the new Generic APIs in the .NET Framework 2.0 Footnote...
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