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  • Bug Babble

    More hours in the day

    In the summer of '94 I sketched a design for my ideal 'mp3' player. I didn't spec the compression format. If I had, it would have been called a 'bit' player back then. I wanted a walkman replacement. However, the feature I most craved was understandable...
  • Feroze Daud's WebLog

    PING: Adventures in Socket programming using System.Net

    After a long hiatus, I am back to posing to my blog. I am going to start out with a series on Socket programming. In this series, I will show you how to implement a simple Ping client using classes from the System.Net.Sockets namespace. It should...
  • Rob's Rhapsody

    SAPI 5 is 5 years old!!

    It's hard to believe, at least for me, that SAPI 5 is 5 years old now. For those of you that don't know, SAPI 5 is the Microsoft Speech API, version 5, that was released to the world on 10/19/2000. SAPI 5 has been the basis for speech application development...
  • Musings on software development

    Project files are back for web projects in VS 2005!

    That's almost true .... :) Last week I was involved with testing an add in that the ASP.NET team was working on - it is called "Web deployment projects". This is an add in that will be shipped about the same time as VS 2005. Having used VS 2003 back in...
  • Quan To's Visual Studio Extensibility blog

    Can't move cursor in VS 2005 text editor

    A customer ran into this issue where they can't move the cursor in the text editor and other things didn't work such as control-Z and import/export settings. The workaround is: Shutdown Visual Studio Click Start -> Run Type in "devenv...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Transition time

    We're at the point in the process for VS2005 where there is basically no work left for devs to do. (The product hasn't shipped yet, but devs are not busy.) Before starting the next product cycle, there are a few things that we're doing differently...
  • Marcus Perryman's WebLog

    We Share Your Pain (WSYP)

    I don’t really know what to say about this except you have to check it out! # I will be checking my office chair a...
  • annotated in parsing

    My Dev team is bigger than yours.

    On my drive in today I heard a piece on NPR entitled " Corporate Influence Seen Harming Entertainment Industry " Some analysts and producers say the entertainment industry is struggling because of the corporatization of movie and TV studios. The...
  • Bill Gibson's Blog

    Developer? Architect? All hail the Devarchitect!

    No doubt you know that Microsoft is very persona driven. A persona is a fictitous person that embodies the characteristics of a class of user - useful to us when working through product usage scenarios. Mort is probably the most famous of Microsoft's...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Signing off from Waveland Cafe - Day 8

    Hey all, I’m going to officially sign off now – So many people i need to say goodbye to today.  Our flight leaves MSY (New Olreans) at 1pm on Friday, so we’re going to leave for the city around 10am.  I wish i had known that Gulfport was operating...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Blogging from Katrina Ground Zero: Waveland, MS – Day 7

    (written at 10pm CST on Wednesday 10/19/2005) Finally, I found a place to donate the clothes.  A church in Diamondhead has offered to take the clothing.  They were no longer accepting donations, but when they heard we were from Seattle with...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Blogging from Katrina Ground Zero: Waveland, MS – Day 6

    (written at 9pm CST on Tuesday 10/18/2005) This morning, we officially donated the Chevy Blazer to the Waveland Animal Control.  They accepted it with open arms.  I took pictures of us handing over the keys.  But actually, we still own...
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