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  • ploeh blog

    Speaking in March

    If you're in the Copenhagen or Århus area in the beginning of March, you may have the opportunity of going to the local Mød Microsoft ( Meet Microsoft ) event, where I'll be delivering a day-long seminar on Applied Architecture with Enterprise Library...
  • 16.7ms in the life

    Captioning Support Sucks

    Looking back at the bugs we've fixed over the last several months, we certainly have had a good share of captioning issues, especially with regards to the size of the codebase compared to the "video" code. Surprisingly, we don't hear from users a ton when captions don't work properly, but maybe that's because a minority of the users actually use them in the first place. I'm not usually so negative, but I'm just annoyed at captioning today. The following is a poorly thought-out rant on the subject. ......
  • Dan Sellers's WebLog

    Web-Security v1.1 is now a Standard

    The OASIS group has officially approved WS-Security v1.1 as a standard. Check out the official release from OASIS here
  • Dan Crevier's Blog

    How to create giant memory leaks with XmlSerializer

    In this post, Tess describes how using repeatedly calling: XmlSerializer serializer = new XmlSerializer(typeof(PurchaseOrder), new XmlRootAttribute("")); leaks a temporary assembly on each call. Ouch! Some of the other constructors cache the assemblies...
  • Eugenio Pace

    Infragistics support for CAB

    Posted last week to the CAB message board: "Today Infragistics released NetAdvantage 2006 vol 1. Here is an excerpt from the Help file: As part of the NetAdvantage 2006 Volume 1 release, we are offering the NetAdvantage CAB Extensibility Kit...
  • Don Syme's WebLog on F# and Related Topics

    A Taste of F# Interactive in Visual Studio

    Here's a taste of some great new functionality that will be in the next release of F#, which we should have out sometime in the next week or so. The cool thing here is not just the pretty graphics (which you've been able to do in F# for a while now),...
  • PeteL's Blog

    What Excites Me About Mix06? (Oh, and I'm going!)

    When the ad first popped up on campus about Mix06, I thought it was going to be a pretty neat conference. Not your average conference, and sure, it's not going to change the world, but I think it will help shape the so called "Web 2.0". Ideas will flow...
  • Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information from Alfred Thompson

    NECC Schedule is Out

    The National Educational Computing Conference schedule is out. My good friend Pat Phillips is giving a presentation called A Video Game Curriculum for Computer Science . It promises to be a very interesting session. NECC is the big educational computing...

    Easiest and laziest way to view a process's command line

    QUESTION - What is the easiest way to view an arbitrary process's command line? SHORT ANSWER - Fire up the debugger (ntsd/windbg), attach to the process, fix symbols and dump out the process's environment Block (PEB). LONG ANSWER - For 32-bit processes...
  • D/1195

    Developing a Simple BOT for Live Communications Server

    BOTs (or robots) are used generally to answer prompt questions with some artificial intelligence, like directory assistance service - you ask the name, bot returns the phone number. Developing a bot is easy. We need to get RTC Client API first which...
  • D/1195

    Free trip to Mix06

    There is a contest at ! Free trip to Mix06 for the best gadget. The contest ends on March 13! Good Luck!
  • Don Syme's WebLog on F# and Related Topics

    Apress Editor Looking for F# Authors

    Jim Huddleston at Apress has been looking into F# and has very much liked what he's seen. He's interested in publishing books and articles on F# and functional programming - a great opportunity to use your new-found F# skills to earn some money! Here...
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