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    I always known this ...

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    ... I am a Gauntlet Adventurer! I strive to improve my living conditions by hoarding gold, food, and sometimes keys and potions. I love adventure, fighting, and particularly winning - especially when there's a prize at stake. I occasionally get lost inside...
  • Visual Studio Data

    Imagine Cup 2005

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    Last Saturday, I was a regional judge for the national semi-finals for the Imagine Cup. What's that? It's a competition open to students where they are given a theme and technolgies and they come up with a solution, including (usually) design specs...
  • Josh Lee's Financial Services Blog

    The Metaphor of Architecture

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    Yon were the days when the term “architect” was a much proscribed and well defined career. Gaunt, squinty individuals hunched over drafting tables with t-squares and compasses crafted the great works of art found in today’s building infrastructure. Today...
  • David Hurtado's Integration Traces

    What Videogame character are you?

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    Calculated shot... well, I've played Scorched Earth a lot in my life... :-) I am a Scorched Earth Tank . When I have a mission, it consumes me; I will not be satisfied until the job is done. I have a strong sense of duty, and a strong sense...
  • Engine Watch

    TEMPDB optimization in SQL Server 2005

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    I just found this article which mentions tempdb optimization, and other things useful: http://www.scalabilityexperts.com/default.asp?action=article&ID=195
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Just like riding a bike again

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    Yesterday on the Lake Sammamish River trial was just perfect. Perfect temps, perfect breeze, perfect descent of some bug into my mouth – my unexpected protein snack. Just as I started passing a slower rider, I felt the immediate obedience of my bike kick...
  • Engine Watch

    statistics white paper

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    really cool: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/qrystats.mspx
  • C# Tea Time

    Settling In

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    I am beginning to get settled on my team now. I have thoroughly enjoyed the past three weeks and my team has been very helpful in making me feel right at home. During the first week of work most of my time was spent trying to figure out what I was supposed...
  • Adam Nathan's Old Blog

    Avalon Beta 1 RC: What's New Since March?

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    Tim posted a great document that describes the major additions to Avalon you'll see in the Beta 1 RC bits. I like the promise of being able to recompile your source code on "final Beta 1" with no changes! :) Here's a quick summary of what's new: ...
  • Rob Caron

    DevHawk: Introducing the Architecture Resource Center

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    From Harry Pierson's DevHawk Blog: Introducing the Architecture Resource Center Shortly after joining the Architecture Strategy Team, we worked with MSDN to re-launch the .NET Architecture Center. While we've had good success with that site,...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    'The semantic Web is a dead duck, let me assure you'

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    " The semantic Web is a dead duck, let me assure you ." Here's a tip: anyone that seems to be so sure that he is right and everyone else is wrong, always, should be considered either an absolute genius or an absolute nitwit Take your pick. (tag...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    Tweaking settings – Part2

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    In my previous blog post about tweaking settings I had mentioned that tweaking just the registry key info that held the User Interface Core check box information was not sufficient to effect changes to some of the desktop and Start menu settings. I will...
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