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  • Write Ahead Blog

    Running auctions on SQL Server 2005

    [Attachment: ] We studied auctions in our e-commerce and AI classes at U of M . In one of our assignments we were asked to configure an agent that played the Trading Agent Competition ( TAC ) which involved a variety of auctions...
  • mikechampion's weblog

    Is the Semantic Snowball on the roll?

    I should probably just lie low after my last foray against Sir Tim's ivory tower , but this begs for some pushback: Berners-Lee hopes that life sciences will drive adoption of the Semantic Web , just as high-energy physics drove the early Web. ...
  • Antimail

    Puzzle: solve this problem in your head

    This problem initially had two parts but now has three. OK, let's start with this: let's assume that we have two, trains, 100 miles apart, each going with 20 mph to the other. A fly travels between them at 50 mph, zig-zagging just before getting smashed...
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    Visual Web Developer performance numbers

    About a year ago, right before Beta 1 release, I blogged about Visual Web Developer performance numbers for Beta 1. How do we fare these days? Scenario 40512 50516 Add a new web form (cold) (s) 11.01 7.05 Cold F5 (PortalVBSDK...
  • Man vs Code

    Four books every software developer should be required to read.

    I have decided to add Freakonomics to my list of books everyone in the industry should be required to read. The list now consists of: (In no particular order) Money Ball America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction Freakonomics...
  • Mark Colburn's WebLog

    The Art of Abstract Thought

    A personal story: My wife was driving around with my son today, who's two-and-a-half years old. He is currently enamoured with construction equipment and tractors of all ilk. In order to keep him occupied during the drive, my wife had given him his...
  • Fabrice Meillon BLog's (Archives)

    Microsoft Update disponible en beta

    Vous pouvez a present obtenir les mises à jour pour Windows, Office et d'autres applications Microsoft de façon centralisee. Microsoft Update est un nouveau service qui vous permet de beneficier des fonctionnalites et des avantages de Windows Update et...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Career Development at Microsoft: The Mid-Year Discussion

    It seems most questions or topic requests I’ve received the last few weeks have revolved around Microsoft’s support of our employees’ career development. I’m not sure why it’s suddenly become a hot query, but I’m certainly happy to address is. My disclaimer...
  • Windows Small Business Server Documentation

    Announcing Service Pack 1 for Windows SBS!

    You've been asking for it, and we've been working overtime to get it to you. Well, it's finally arrived! Service Pack 1 for Windows SBS has been released and is now available for download and ordering on the Microsoft Web site . Not only does SP1...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    My New Monitor's Here! My New Monitor's Here!

    With apologies to Steve Martin . I just got my new monitor (after the whole Office Move thingy I decided I didn't want to move the big monitors again). It's a Del 2001FP which does 1600x1200 natively. Oh man, I don't know WHAT I was thinking of...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Outlook and a ListView control

    So, I have been working on an app that uses Outlook data, and I created some custom .NET user controls on a form. I decided to use the ListView control on the form, and it is pretty sweet. It has a View property that you can set to "Details". Then, the...
  • Eugenio Pace

    CAB GPS Sample

    In last week's web cast, Ed and I showed a very simple example of CAB. Actually, this is based on the post I wrote some days ago and on the Community Drop bits. Basically the structure of the app is the following: There are two components...
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