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  • Cloudy in Seattle

    New City, new house, new job, new blog

    Welcome! This blog is a continuation of the blog here where I talked about Windows development and software. As mentioned in my last post on that blog, the last two weeks have been full of a lot of changes both personally and professionally. The short...
  • Outside The Cube

    XBOX 360 Facetags...

    Cool - if you can get your hands on a 360 :-$ Introducing Facetags was founded in 2005 by gamers looking to empower creativity. Frustrated by the lack of options they decided to use their powers for good, and create the best videogame...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Structured Blogging podcast with Marc Canter and Joe Reger

    You might have heard of the Structured Blogging initiative announced earlier this week by Marc Canter and others...there was certainly plenty of buzz and reaction to the news , but not all the reaction was rosy . So Joshua Porter and I thought we'd...
  • Krzysztof Cwalina

    I don’t like the “Base” suffix

    Today, I was reviewing a set of recommendation for naming types intended to be inherited from. The author suggested using the “Base” suffix for such types. I personally don’t like to do this. Here are the reasons: First, what do you call base of a...
  • Life as a Developer

    Less Email, Partying, and Magnets

    One thing that I've noticed coming over to a smaller team is the lack of email. I used to get around 100 emails a day (including internal aliases, this jumps to 300-500. Discussions on everything from XBox games, algorithm creation, performance tuning...
  • Santomania

    Something really was wrong with Google's original PageRank...

    ... and this guy put his finger on it: Something is Wrong with Google's Mathematical Model (Math alert: Eigenvalue problems and general hilary ensue).
  • jfo's coding

    The SuperSecretSideEffect of ResumeLayout(false)

    Here's some really obscure layout information that probably you'll only need if you're doing visual inheritance or some fancy MDI goo. One would imagine that this line of code: panel.ResumeLayout() Is equivilant to panel.ResumeLayout...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    MEDC 2006 - Call for Papers.

    The Mobile and Embedded Developers Conference 2006 Call for Papers is now open for business! The conference is divided into four tracks Building Embedded Devices Application Development Managing Windows Mobile Devices Partnering with...
  • Moustafa Khalil's Space

    WF Tracking 101

    Read on if you want to know what Windows Workflow Foundation Tracking is, what you can use it for, and an overview of its components... Tracking Defined Tracking in Windows Workflow Foundation is a feature that allows you to capture specific information...
  • Somasegar's blog

    Coding4Fun Holiday Gift Guide

    One of the great things about our developer community is the sheer breadth of developers we have using Microsoft tools, from high-end enterprise developers building mission-critical applications using Visual Studio Team System to hobbyists, enthusiasts...

    MSDTC security model in windows 2003,sp1(same as windows xp,sp2)

    //This content applies to windows 2003,sp1 and windows xp,sp2 machines Microsoft introduced MSDTC security in windows xp and windows 2003,If you didn't configure MSDTC security settings properly,you may not able to run MSDTC transactions between two...
  • Gamerscore Blog

    Press Releases and Media Alerts this week

    Couple of press releases/media alerts made their way out this week. I'm keeping them archived on this blog, but not posting them on the front page. Click the link in the right column to see them. If you want to, you can subscribe to the RSS for Press...
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