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  • One Louder

    I Wish I Were an American Express Superstar

    I love the American Express advertisements . You know, the ones that make you want to be BFF with Kate Winslet, play cards at the breakfast table with Ellen Degeneres and her dog, admire the beauty of Ken Watanabe (come on, I'm not alone..admit it). The...
  • Tom Hollander's blog

    Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year to everybody! I'm fresh off the plane from a couple of great weeks in Australia visiting family and friends and soaking up plenty of photons and UV rays... and almost entirely devoid of e-mail! So apologies that there hasn't been a lot...
  • Life as a Developer

    Mid-Year Career Discussions & Transition Reports

    Today I mostly spent reading up on my manager's commitments, watching Career Model training (a set of per-level guidelines of performance), researching certifications and internal training opportunities, and finish up my mid-year. Mid-Year Discussions...
  • David Kline

    What is a ThreadPool?

    A while back, I talked about the Locks and Threads performance counter data collected by version 2 of the .NET Compact Framework . That post mentioned that the counters collected data for ThreadPool threads. What is a ThreadPool? Some readers may wonder...
  • Parag's Weblog

    Using Parameters of FormParameter type with ObjectDataSource Control on pages that use Master pages.

    Recently we got a case where customer is trying to use FormParameters with DataSource controls on pages that uses Master Pages. It is by design that the Form Parameters will generate null values because of Master Pages. You can find the Bug details with...
  • go ahead, mac my day

    another MacBU blogger

    Welcome to Brian Johnson, a new MacBU team member....
  • Galex's Edge Events

    Pattern facets and round trips.

    If you are defining a schema that has elements or attribute of numeric types and require more restrictions on their value, try to avoid using pattern facets. If you do, you will get the warning: Warning: Type (name of your type) is restricted by a facet...
  • Rob Caron

    Team System Accolades

    Andrew Binstock and Tom Yager have an article on Infoworld today with some great Team System quotes: "But there is no question that Microsoft's Visual Studio 2005, once known as Whidbey, was the most important release among IDEs in 2005. Technically...
  • Galex's Edge Events


    One interesting simple type that can be the cause of a number of static type issues is xs:anySimpleType. This type is the base type of all simple types. That includes list and union types. By default, attributes are typed xs:anySimpleType, so if you do...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Introducing Windows DVD Maker

    For the past 9 months, I've been working on a product for making DVDs. In Vista, this product (feature? applet? wizard? well, pick one...) will allow you to create a nice DVD containing your pictures and video - a DVD that you can watch at home, send...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Stop inlining...

    If you want to prevent a method from being inlined, add: [MethodImplAttribute(MethodImplOptions.NoInlining)]
  • craigrow

    Happy 2006

    Greetings, and welcome to 2006. I've been on an unintentional posting vacation. You may recall a while back I asked for your help in figuring out what parts of our setup need to change. We've been working very hard recently to overhaul setup. That, in...
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