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  • Gianpaolo's blog

    Architect T-Shirt anyone?

    Harry just introduced DevHawk Designs if you are an architect and looking for a T-Shirt, you might want to consider this one . I might buy a bunch of those for my team.
  • David Wang

    The TiVo Desktop

    After years of using plain TiVo Series 2 (and being pretty satisfied with it), I decided to try out their next logical procession - the TiVo Desktop 2.2. My primary motivation is to free up space on the TiVo box to allow me to record shows through a weekend...
  • A Hole In My Head


    For kernel mode code, if I have choice between using a #define or a FORCEINLINE function, the FORCEINLINE function wins every time. #defines have their place, especially for quotifying (the # operator) or concatenating (the ## operator), but they have...
  • Junfeng Zhang's Musing

    A few things about uninstall files

    I was debugging a file uninstall problem today and I discovered some problem. Here are some tips to share. (Background: in Windows you can't delete a file when the file is in use. So a common workaround is to move the file to a temporary location,...
  • Junfeng Zhang's Musing

    Locally Unique ID

    Sometimes you need a locally unique identifier. For example, you may want to create a temporary file but there may have may instances of your code running, and you don't want any of them to conflict on the file name. You can try with a random file...
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    Dependent Test Cases

    As most of my blog posts do, this one stems from a conversation I had recently. The conversation revolved around whether all test cases should be independent or if it was acceptable to have one rely upon another. It is my contention that not only are...
  • A Hole In My Head

    Why KMDF does not have a callback for IRP_MN_QUERY_POWER/SystemPowerState

    I was going to blog about this after I had some KMDF entries under my belt, but Raymond Chen got things started today with his post about how Windows Vista is not letting applications veto a power transition to a low power state (Sx, see the Glossary...
  • Jordi Bartual's Blog

    Como utilizar Integration Services como fuente de datos de Reporting Services

    Reporting Services nos permite crear, de una manera rápida y sencilla, informes a partir de una consulta a una fuente de datos. Es decir, podemos crear un informe que nos muestre una consulta en particular (una query T-SQL o un Stored Procedure) de una...
  • Rob Mauceri's FrontPage Blog

    A New Era

    As a first matter of business, I’ll make a quick apology for my absence from this blog. What can I say? Bad blogger. Bad blogger. I promise to do better going forward. Next – lots of exciting news today about the Office 2007 line-up , not the least of...
  • Jordi Bartual's Blog

    Primer post: SQL, Microsoft y la vida que nos rodea.

    Hola Mundo! Creo que no hay mejor manera para empezar un blog que con esa, ya mítica para nosotros, frase. Lo primero de todo presentarme un poco. Mi nombre completo es Jordi Bartual Paris y trabajo para Microsoft en la oficina de Barcelona, España...
  • NETNew WebLog

    If you're rowing in Texas while Dick Cheney's out hunting, what boat should you row?

    1. An Empacher - bright yellow so Dick Cheney doesn't shoot you. 2. A Resolute - sleek black carbon fiber so that if Dick Cheney shoots you, he'll think it's classified and keep it a secret. 3. A Hudson - so that if Dick Cheney shoots you, he can...
  • Sebastien St-Laurent's (AKA Sebby) WebLog

    Flight Simulator X and DX10?

    There is alot of questions and worries going around as to whether FSX will support DirectX10 and the implications in regards to Vista support. Mike has already posted a pretty comprehensive article (
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