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  • Ken Levy's Blog

    CIA World Factbook

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    Last year when I was doing research online for my June 2004 trip around Europe , I was searching maps online and found a great map on the CIA (U.S. Central Intelligence Agency) web site. I was surprised to find it was part of a great resource online called...
  • Engine Watch

    beginner: sql 2005 profiler

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    MVP Bill Graziano's PASS 2004 presentation on " Trace and Profiler in SQL Server 2005 " Slides for download: http://www.pinpub.com/sqlblog/ViewItem.asp?Entry=31 A little bit from here: http://www.sqlskills.com/blogs/kimberly/PermaLink.aspx?guid=f3a2451a...
  • Cool Client Stuff

    Do you really need a custom CodeDomSerializer?

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    When you author a new component for .NET for which you want to offer a smooth user experience within the Visual Studio designers, you may find you need to write a few more classes to get it working the way you want. For example, you may need to write...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Mid-Atlantic Code Camp Call for Speakers

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    Mid-Atlantic Code Camp needs your help to be a success. If you know development, and want to share that knowledge with your peers, then we want you! To submit a session for the Mid-Atlantic Code Camp, please download the session submission form , fill...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Bedtime

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    Ok, the Xine install has been going on for like 30 minutes now and doesn't seem to have any end in site (it's currently configuring libxine1). I'm also not seeing items saved to my desktop actually showing up on my desktop. (i can see them from inside...
  • BCL Team Blog

    Play the CLR acronym game! [Brad Abrams]

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    One of my pet peeves is seeing people use obscure managed code related terms incorrectly. So, I thought I’d make a little game out of it… Can you match the term to their usage correct? Terms: CLR CLS CTS CLI CER Fill in the blank: The __ is a contract...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Hrmm...

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    Ok, wanted to install Xine, based on the recommendation of one of the posters. I opened synaptic and got a message saying dpkg had been interrupted and i needed to run: "dpkg --configure -a" Ok, slightly offputting. If i'm a a regular user i'm going to...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Large update - slow machine

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    So i noticed a new icon on my status bar tonight. Nestled between the GAIM status icon and the Network status icon was a completely unidentifiable blob. When i hovered over it i saw "There are 173 Updates available". A-ha! I'd now dicovered the "synaptic...
  • Kam VedBrat

    Aero Isn't Dead.

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    Scoble pointed out that Joe Wood is asking if Aero is dead . Microsoft has a bunch of big public events happening this year ( WinHEC , PDC , etc.) and as we're ready to roll out more details on Longhorn, you will hear more about how the plans for the...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    What is a Kiosk?

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    What is a Kiosk? If you asked a hundred embedded developers to think of what the word “kiosk” means to them and asked them to define the software features of a kiosk you’ll likely wind up with dozens of broad answers. My basic definition of a Kiosk is...
  • BCL Team Blog

    How to set MACL from one directory to another? [Ravi Krishnaswamy]

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    A correct way to do this will be as follows: // Get DirectorySecurity from source directory DirectorySecurity dsSrc = Directory.GetAccessControl(srcPath, AccessControlSections.Access); // Transfer ACL security descriptor byte[] sdBinary = dsSrc.GetSecurityDescriptorBinaryForm...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Media player

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    Ok, i desperately need a good media player for linux. Something that plays WMAs and M4As and is controllable using my media player keys on the keyboard.
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