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  • Rick Hoskinson's Blog

    Ideal Winforms gameloop: Corrections and Additions

    I discovered something this weekend while playing around with the game loop I outlined in my post last week. Seems I completely misread the function of SendNotifyMessage and was using it in place of PostMessage. However, if SendNotifyMessage works similarly to SendMessage when used on the same thread, why was I not getting a stack overflow exception like I would have received with SendMessage?...

    Dev Center blog links are being updated

    This weekends MSDN blogs server upgrade has caused a few of the blog feeds on the Developer Centers to go blank. We're fixing those this morning as quickly as we're able to.
  • The .NET Show

    Podcasting The .NET Show?

    It seems like "PodCasting" is picking up a lot of steam these days, so I'm thinking about adding support for it to The .NET Show. I'd be interested in any comments any of you have regarding this, as well as any specific advice as to what to either make...
  • Michael Howard's Web Log

    My Recent Spyware Experience

    A few months ago a neighbor (the mother of the family) asked me to take a look at their computer running Windows XP. It had slowed noticeably, and they had a nasty case of “pesky popups.” But to make matters worse, they had discovered a stash of really...
  • Spat's WebLog (Steve Patrick)

    2003 SP1 - nifty new SSL for RDP (TLS 1.0 actually)

    Short post here that I wanted to note before I finish the DIMS stuff... spat
  • Brad Abrams

    Wow -- great list of .NET Languages

    Brian Ritchie's has a great list of .NET languages here… I didn’t even know we had 3 cobol implementations ;-)
  • hongmeig's WebLog

    Check XmlElement.HasAttributes before calling XmlElement.Attributes

    I have tested it against Everrette. If an xmlelement you are working with doesn't contain any attributes, calling XmlElement.Attributes will trigger the system to create an empty ArrayList. The best way to avoid it is to check whether the element contain...
  • hongmeig's WebLog

    How to traverse xmlelement.childnodes effectively

    I have been working on the performance these days, and I want to share some tricks that you can do to reduce memory allocation significantly if the xml document you are working with is huge. Use XmlElement.FirstChild and next sidbling is a lot cheaper...
  • Love that ASP.NET and SQL Server

    SQL Server 2005 Webcasts in April...

    Discover how Microsoft SQL Server 2005 offers database developers the optimal combination of a tightly integrated development and data management platform. The rich and flexible programming environment in SQL Server 2005 allows you to leverage your existing...
  • Sebastien St-Laurent's (AKA Sebby) WebLog

    Free IPods... Myth or scam? (week 1 update)

    It has been about one week since my original post and thought it might be time for a little update on the topic. So far, I've also signed up on another site to get a PDA phone (always wanted one) and I'm still working on the IPod site. Below are my results...
  • Stan's WWWeblog

    Be Cool

    I always start Monday’s thinking, man, it’s going to be busy week. There really aren’t any non-busy weeks, though. But I made it in. The weekend was cool. The knee could be cooler. I’m going to have the surgery soon, hopefully by next week. As someone...
  • Ron Jacobs

    Brazil: Day 1

    After flying all day yesterday and all night tonight I left the plane to a beautful and warm day here in Brazil. The morning mist rolled down the lush green hillsides surrounding Sao Paulo. I plugged in the GPS on my laptop and tracked our position on...
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