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  • notes and rants

    Be careful what you wish for

    Long time readers (ha ha ha) will know that one of the main reasons I'm blogging is to work on my writing skills. Long time readers may also wonder why my writing hasn't improved :) . I haven't bothered analyzing my writing style over the last 6 months...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    John Udell: The ultra-thin InfoCard

    John Udell's take on InfoCard (see Microsoft press release on Infocard ) "Over the weekend I needed to log in to eBay from somebody else's machine. The browser was Firefox, but it would have been impolite to install Greasemonkey and Password Composer...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    An Excess of RSS

    Mike Walsh : "Here is an irony for you. There is a growing number of people who consume their news and information exclusively through aggregated headline readers, made possible by the magic of RSS feeds. If you are reading this in your mail client...
  • Glen's old blog

    Tech-Ed Orlando just opened some slots

    If you weren't able to get into Tech-Ed and wanted to, some overflow slots opened up. You'll have full access to the whole conference but will have to sit in overflow seating (read: a different room watching on video) for the keynote address. Still, not...
  • Ryan Donovan's Commerce Server WebLog

    See You All at TechEd Orlando w/ CS2006 Plus Some Other Random Updates

    Well, May has been a busy and hectic month. Although I'm glad it is over - I can look back proudly at a lot of accomplishments and a considerable amount of good stuff in the pipeline for CS customers. The CS2006 Technical Preview is out the door. All...
  • Visual Studio Data

    MSDN chats

    An MSDN chat is the cool way to talk directly to us Microsoft people :) . You can ask questions regarding the use of existing products and even suggest ways we can improve our product. For a complete listing of upcoming chats, you can see the latest schedule...
  • John's Blog

    Processing Key presses in an HTMLControl

    Ever had one of those coding experiences when nothing seems to be working? And then suddenly it all fits into place, and suddenly you're doing the Programmers Victory Dance? I've just had one of those, and it was such a fiddly little thing that I wanted...
  • Michael Stuart's Weblog

    SQL Injection--Everyone Knows It, No-one FIXES IT!

    Does the following input into a web application text box strike appropriate fear into your heart? Nay, I should say, dost though poop thine pants gazing there-upon? ' or 1=1; '; use master; xp_cmdshell 'net user SomeUser SomeUsersPassword /add...
  • Richard Godfrey

    New Architect Resource Centre

    A little earlier than expected, the new Architect Resource Centre is now up and running at
  • jeff's WebLog

    internet explorer's autocomplete

    Frequently people are confused by the various dropdown quick-complete boxes in IE. Most people lump them all under the term "AutoComplete." There are actually several features in play, and today I will describe them all. Typed Urls Typed Urls appear...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    What makes a good Keynote ?

    So, TechEd 2005 is next week, and as usual there’s going to be a Keynote, this year delivered by Steve Ballmer – There’s going to be over 10,000 people in the audience for the keynote – what, for you, makes for a good keynote ? – demos (or demo’s that...
  • The Wayward WebLog

    Nulls are Evil

    Nulls terrify me. There is something passive aggressive about them. It's not just that they lurk there in the darkness, unknown, unobserved, biding their time, showing up at the worst possible moments with shotguns blazing, blowing holes into my programs...
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