December, 2004

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About David Kline

Hi, I'm David Kline.  I have been at Microsoft since July 1991.  Before then, I attended the University of Washington, in Seattle, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Technology.

I began my Microsoft career as a Support Engineer for MS-DOS 5.  Just under three years later, I joined the Windows 95 test team and have worked on many products and many technologies.  I am currently working on the .NET Compact Framework team (since August 2000) and, as evidenced by the multitude of subjects covered on this weblog, continue to be involved in several technologies.

For the past three years, I have been attending and speaking at the Mobile and Embedded DevCon (MEDC) and very much enjoy getting to meet our customers and my readers.

I'm going to finish off this intro with an excerpt from my MEDC 2007 bio (in true bio style, it's written in the third person):

"When he's not busy playing with mobile devices, developer tools and testing technologies, he enjoys strong coffee, zombie movies, classic jazz and playing the saxophone."

Take care, happy reading and hope to see you at a future conference!
-- DK

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    Determining the type of data pointed to by a Url

    Have you ever wanted to know what type of file was being pointed to by a given url before clicking the link? Maybe you are writing an application that needs to filter out certain types of links. A web crawler is a good example of an application which...
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    Determining the type of data pointed to by a Url - VB.NET version

    Earlier today, I posted an example of some Visual C# code that checks the type of the data pointed to by a Url . I was thinking that it might be nice to post a Visual Basic .NET equivalent... This version is a direct port of the Visual C# code and comes...
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    The old days...

    Ben " Virtual PC Guy " Armstrong's recent post sent me back to my early days at Microsoft. Back then (early 1990s) I was a member of the MS-DOS product support team. His link to the Microsoft Knowledge Base article was one I remember fondly. Many times...
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    Can I debug a NetCF application without being an administrator?

    Everyone knows that it is safer to run as a limited user rather than as the administrator. Because of that, I am often asked if it is possible to debug NetCF applications without being an administrator. The answer? One word. Yes! Typically, I build to...
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    Scott Holden on GC.Collect

    I just discovered that Scott Holden (NetCF Development Manager) is up and posting! Be sure to check out " The perils of GC.Collect (or when to use GC.Collect) ". In it, Scott talks about when not to call GC.Collect, recommendations on GC.Collect usage...
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    Please welcome Mike Zintel and read about NetCF memory management

    Today, our team's (NetCF) group manager, Mike Zintel , has joined the community! Please take time to visit his site and be sure to read his post on .Net Compact Framework Advanced Memory Mangaement . It may be a long read, but it is well...
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