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  • Antimail

    Keeping a cool head about the Open Source pixie dust...

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    I just read an interesting proposal from Robert Scoble to "open source" WMP along with all sorts of funny comments that followed. Here is the most juicy part, I think: Hi Bill. I've been thinking about how to make Windows Media cool. You know, cooler...
  • .NET Banana

    Speakers Wanted!

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    Brian Moran from NovaSQL sent me an e-mail asking if I could publish a call for speakers. I think this is a great idea, but I'll generalize it a little. You should go and speak to your local user group. Not the other guy reading this post, but y ou ....
  • Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

    Techno Holiday

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    I'm on holiday - each couple of years, all my immediate family converge on Melbourne to see my extended family. My brother (also a 'softie) and sister's families are the same size and age as mine, so the three families set up camp in a caravan park on...
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    Concurrency: Next New Major Language Feature?

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    Several people have pointed out Herb Sutter's great article on concurrency entitled The Free Lunch Is Over . When I blogged last week about new possible features of "full-grown" OO languages I mentioned dynamic typing but I didn't think about concurrency...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Scooblog Presents: 16 Predictions for 2005

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    It was a family tradition to always read the predictions from a tabloid magazine on New Years Eve as a form of entertainment. It seems that predictions are going around , it’s always fun attempting to guess the future, and I’m currently in-between rounds...
  • .NET Banana

    XBox Raffle @ New Horizons

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    New Horizons is raffling off XBoxes to folks who take .NET training. What is the plural of XBox? Is it XBoxes or XBoxi?
  • agazzeri's Blog

    Learning to fly --first post

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    "Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying." You know who said that? Neil Armstrong, the first man who walked on the Moon! I think the human kind is driven by a continuous desire of having something more, being somehow better, grow and...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Jimmy Eat World - Futures

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    I finally got around to buying the new album by Jimmy Eat World. Overall, it's a good effort for a sophomore album. It doesn't approach the quality of their first album, but since so many second albums are really bad, it's hard to fault one that's good...
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    New SSB Library and Community Site

    A couple of weeks ago, Paul Murphy pointed me at a SSB Wrapper Class that's included in one of the SQL 2005 Beta 2 sample apps. That prompted an email from the SSB dev lead with a much better SSB library that they had written. You can get that library...
  • Antimail

    Useful copy/paste trick in CMD.EXE

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    Many people have trouble doing copy/paste in CMD.EXE. Indeed, there are no keyboard shortucts for this thing, and the selection of the text to copy can only be done through the mouse. You have to go to the system menu, select "Copy", then do your selection...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Deploying SQL CE for the Compact Framework

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    Question: I am developing a Pocket PC application and want to use SQL Server CE for the storage of the data. I have SQL Server installed on my development environment and it works fine. How can I get it running on the Pocket PC? Answer: By default when...
  • Scott Holden's Blog

    Instrumentation in the .NET Compact Framework

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    So my boss, Mike Zintel , has showed me up. He started his blog and wrote this great article on memory management in the .NET Compact Framework and Windows CE . Don’t miss this one! In any case, between reading the article and talking to Mike, I feel...
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