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  • Neal's Blog

    C#, Java, and CS Education

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    I read an interesting article the other day about how CS is taught in school now. The article basically argues that you can’t learn real computer science skills in Java. Without debating his attitude towards the Java language itself (and...
  • Gamerscore Blog

    Back from Holiday

    Ah, so much better without the post-launch, pre-holiday frenzy. Nothing exciting to report on my end, other'n getting some time in on Kameo and hanging out with the kids. I'm jumping back into things with a full inbox, and with CES news hitting the wire...
  • Gamerscore Blog

    FS Planet Shows Off Flight Sim X

    Last night, Bill Gates did a demo of Flight Simulator X, the eagerly anticipated upgrade to the Games for Windows franchise giant (read the press release ). Joystiq points to enthusiast site, FSPlanet that has some screen shots you gotta check out......
  • Antimail

    The VDS API is now public on MSDN

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    The VDS API is now live on MSDN ! What is it? VDS offers a COM-based API for volume, disk and LUN management in Windows Server 2003. In Windows Server 2003 R2, we also have additional integration with iSCSI targets and MPIO. For example, you can use...
  • Tales of Windows Media Center Program Management

    How embarrassing! How did that time bomb get into Vista anyway?

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    As promised the story of how something like a time bomb slips through. Two words: Dual Projects Let’s set some basics on software development and define a few terms. I’m figuring most of you know this already but a baseline never hurt anyone...
  • Tripp Parks's WebLog

    Patches, get your patches!

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    WMF exploit fixed here: Windows Update or Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-001
  • Antimail

    More news on holographic storage

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    Forget the Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD battle. Think H-ROM. At CES, InPhase gave more hints on this technology in collaboration with Hitachi Maxell Ltd: InPhase will be the first company to deliver a holographic product for professional archive applications...
  • Tom Miller's Blog

    360

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    Although it is probably a mistake, I've put my Xbox Live Gamertag on my blog page. Despite my potentially obvious bias, I'm quite pleased with the new console. For all of you still waiting to get theirs, if it makes you feel any better, I just got mine...
  • Feng Yuan (袁峰)

    Seven Year Itch

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    Seven years ago, I was working for Hewlett-Packard on its inkjet printer drivers. Having worked on printer drivers for a few years, I felt that I knew something about GDI that other developers would like to know too, and more importantly I wanted to everything...
  • MSBuild Team Blog

    How To: Use the AssemblyInfoTask With Source Code Control

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    Several people have written our feedback alias with problems using the AssemblyInfoTask when the projects are under source code control. When the files are checked in the AssemblyInfo files are read-only, and the task fails with an error that the file...
  • Microsoft Excel 2010

    PivotTables X: Server formatting, translations, member properties

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    In this post I’ll walk you through three Analysis Services features that we now support in Excel PivotTables – server formatting, translations, and member properties. One thing to keep in mind as you read is that since all these are defined in Analysis...
  • Solutions Monkey

    Getting ASP.NET version used by IIS Web Site

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    It is easy to get the ASP.NET version installed at the machine level. But it took me some time to figure out ( with the help of others , of course) to get the ASP.NET version used by a given web site in IIS , since side by side is supported by .NET and...
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