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  • Adventures In SoftwareLand

    Microsoft and Shareware

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    As the first day of the Shareware Industry Conference continues I've been thinking about how to explain the connection between Microsoft and shareware. First off, there is a very nice history of shareware over at Paul Mayer's website, Paul's Picks...
  • Antimail

    Water cooling technology for server racks

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    Dissipating the heat in a rack full of servers can be a real problem given the extreme power consumption. IBM introduces a new technology that attempts to fix this problem: Officially called the IBM eServer Rear Door Heat eXchanger, Cool Blue is...
  • Richard Seroter - SoCal BizTalk Musings

    Behavior of BizTalk Adapters with Transactions

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    Plenty of folks make the assumption that wrapping a couple BizTalk adapters in an atomic scope makes the entire scope behave transactionally. However, the adapter framework, and overall messagebox architecture actually make that a false assumption. When...
  • Russell Christopher's Semi-Useful BI Musings

    Testing dataset queries which utilize multi-value parameters in SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services

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    Normally, when you have a dataset query which is filtered by a parameter (like the one below), it's easy to test it in the query design tool: SELECT field1,field2 FROM table WHERE field3 = @someParameter ...you simply click the "!" button on the...
  • The Little Wheel Goes in Back

    Howdy, howdy!

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    Gosh, it seems like I'm the last person to take a stab at this blogging thing! Hello! The blog name and title refers to the difference between most airplanes you see today with the steering wheel in front (tricycle gear) and the ones that dominated...
  • The Little Wheel Goes in Back

    Blackpool Conference

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    Scott and Carl just got back from presenting at the Internation FlightSim Conference ( IFC2005 ) in Blackpool, England. This is a really well done and well attended show. The only dark spot this year was that it came just days after the tragic bombings...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    VFP handles some images differently with GDIPlus

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    Visual Foxpro 9 uses GDIPlus to handle certain kinds of image files, such as JPG, GIF. Because the ability to decode image formats is now centralized in the operating system, VFP can take advantage of OS updates to file formats as well as other formats...
  • simon.says

    MTOM Blogcast

    For those that didn't get to attend my session at JavaOne or TechEd Europe this year, here is a 5 minute "blog cast" of my MTOM interop demo - as I described in this earlier post . See how easy it is to use WSE 3.0 CTP and JAX-WS to send a binary attachment...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: devenv /resetuserdata

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    OK, so this is for all those people using beta builds out there. There is a client side cache involved with connecting to remote TFS application tier machines. Unfortunately it can be somewhat buggy in the beta builds, leaving you with an error message...
  • BorisJ's Blog

    I want this keyboard

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    Found this keyboard on /. today, looks like a really cool idea. Update : It's not everyday you get ahead of Scoble on finding these things. Then again that probably means I should curtail on the surfing :)
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: stay up to date with SQL Server 2005

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    OK, this might be a stretch, but since VSTS has so many touchpoints with SQL Server 2005, I figured this couldn't hurt. Benjamin Jones pointed this out -- free online courses until November 1, 2006: http://www.microsoftelearning.com/sqlserver2005/
  • Rob's Speech Stuff

    SAPI developer survey

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    Do you use SAPI? Have you ever considered using it? We're surveying SAPI developers and we'd like your feedback. Here are the details: Attention SAPI developers! The SAPI team at Microsoft wants to know what you think about our Speech API...
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