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  • Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog

    ICorDebug reentrancy

    ICorDebug (ICD) in managed-only debugging mode does not need to be a reentrant API . In other words, you can imagine all of ICorDebug being under a single giant monitor (lock). This also means that all calls to ICorDebug will return without blocking on...
  • Henry Hahn

    Back from L.A.

    I just got back into Seattle last night. I'll get my samples posted as soon as have some free time.
  • Arpan Shah's Blog

    SharePoint Products and Technologies/CMS future - which is which?

    I heard from several people that while the information for SharePoint development was great at PDC, that it was not obvious what was WSS vs. the other investments on top of WSS. That's b/c we haven't made any final packaging and licensing decisions. So...
  • Antimail

    Age of Empires III

    I can't wait to get it. In the meantime, interesting things on . AOE3 will use Havok physics engine, the same middleware component that powers Half-Life 2 (there is a link mentioning Havoc in this page , however, the link points...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    the positive side of having a deaf left ear

    Nick Bradbury created the application that has transformed my internet-use behaviour - FeedDemon (RSS / feed reader). Nick has recently gone through some tough times and has shared his journey on his blog. I find his openess humbling. He's just had...
  • Jonathan Hardwick

    Windows Vista Sidebar - like MSR Sideshow, only better

    Four years ago a wonderful application called Sideshow came out of Microsoft Research. It was the standard docking-bar-full-of-applets-on-the-side-of-your-screen (way before Apple Widgets and Konfabulator), but the part they really nailed was how natural...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Where to start with Amazon web services (AWS)

    What is the Amazon Web Service (AWS)? From Amazon's AWS site (now rebranded Amazon E-Commerce Service (ECS)): "exposes Amazon’s product data and E-Commerce functionality allowing developers, Web site owners and merchants to leverage the data and...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Cool! A Visual Studio and .NET Framework Setup dev has a blog...

    I just found out that Peter Marcu has established a blog. He is a developer who works on setup for Visual Studio and the .NET Framework, and based on my most recent Google and MSN searches, it appears that he is the only developer on the setup team who...
  • Brad Abrams

    A great Sparkle blog...

    FYI – one of the designers on Expression Interactive Designer “Sparkle” just started a blog… Should be a good read..
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Bill Gates meets Napoleon Dynamite

    Phil Richardson points to a video of t he Bill Gates with Napoleon Dynamite in this spoof video from PDC 2005 .
  • jfo's coding

    Writing custom popup controls

    Orangy asks: Hello, thanks for nice articles. Could you please write one about creating combobox-style controls using WinForms? I mean control with a popup element, which is hidden when user clicks (or tabs, alt-tabs, win-button, hit global shortcut...
  • notes and rants

    Cruising around

    One of the last things I ever thought I’d end up doing in life is going on a cruise. I like to travel, but I like to have freedom when I travel. For example, a few years ago, I went to New Zealand for three weeks. When I left, I had booked the round trip...
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