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  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Recursion, Part Six: Making CPS Work

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    JScript doesn't support CPS natively but we can write another dispatch engine that makes it work. There's only ever one active continuation, so lets have a new rule: JScript CPS functions are allowed to return, but the last thing that they do must be...
  • Mark Bower

    New Download: Redaction tool for Word 2003

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    Redaction is the careful editing of a document to remove confidential information. The Microsoft Office Word 2003 Redaction Add-in makes it easy for you to mark sections of a document for redaction. You can then redact the document so that the sections...
  • Marcus Perryman's WebLog

    "Developer Developer Developer, II" event

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    Just catching up on my mail and saw the plans for a second DDD event due to take place 22nd October (yes, thats a Saturday) at the Microsoft campus in Reading, UK. This is a community lead day with no Microsoft speakers at all! That means you will get...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    In for the Shock of His Life

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    My husband and I awoke early Saturday morning hearing a painful yelp with a huge thud from under the bed. We shot up and saw our sheltie plastered to the bedroom door. My honest to g-d first thought was, “OMG, there are really monsters under the bed,...
  • Moustafa Khalil's Space

    Kitsilano!

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    So, Karim Ratib and Rasha Rashad are in Vancouver for a trip. I went to visit on the 13th weekend. Those guys are dope! We hanged out in Kitsilano, went to the Burnaby Blues and Roots festival, and went to the Capilano suspended bridge up in BC, walked...
  • David Wang

    HOWTO: Setup a CGI EXE on IIS

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    Making an application that is web-aware is incredibly easy, as long as you understand the basic rules. Web Servers are generic tools which listen on port 80 (or any other port of your choosing) and then route requests to be handled by arbitrary code....
  • Moustafa Khalil's Space

    Montana trip

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    Yeah, I went to Montana this summer to visit the Rawlings. It was a fun trip. Took off from Seattle 8/4/05 @ 6 pm. I spent the night in a camp ground in Coeur D'Alene, ID. Went into the camp ground a little bit after midnight and had to setup my tent...
  • Engine Watch

    SkyServer based on SQL Server

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    This is a quite old paper (Jan 02): http://research.microsoft.com/~gray/Papers/MSR_TR_O2_01_20_queries.pdf I was reading some news on astronomy which mentioned the SDSS. So I looked up this paper for some more detail. I thought you might like the...
  • Marcus Perryman's WebLog

    Jason Langridge, device king!

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    It’s well overdue but Jason has finally started blogging: http://blogs.msdn.com/jasonlan Let me tell you a bit about Jason: he has worked at Microsoft UK for many years and has a knack of knowing the 'right' people, mostly around device, to always...
  • Yves Dolce

    Strongly typed boxed values and reference to them...

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    I just found this on my hard-disk. I thought I would share: int ^ stronglyTypedBoxedValue = 1234 ; // C++/CLI feature int copyOfUnboxedValue = *stronglyTypedBoxedValue ; int % referenceIntoBox = *stronglyTypedBoxedValue ; // C++/CLI feature ...
  • Spot the Bug!

    Spot the Bug - August 14, 2005

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    I created this bug a couple of weeks ago for a conference I spoke at to illustrate how so few lines of code could be so buggy. Where's the bug here? char dest[50], src[100]; int x, y; if (x=1) { strcpy(dest,src); dest[50] = '\0'; } return y;...
  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    What are some sources of: Error 1606: Could Not Access Network Location?

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    Question What are some sources of: Error 1606: Could Not Access Network Location? Answer Generally, the installer will validate the existence of directories listed in the directory table -- if you don't install to that directory, then don't list...
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