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  • Rico Mariani's Performance Tidbits

    String Suggestions for Speed and Security

    Dave Fetterman has put together an excellent set of recommendations for string comparision practices . Now I am really pleased by this because: these recommendations are going to help you to avoid some nasty security weaknesses that might otherwise...
  • Stan's WWWeblog

    Happy New Year

    Where's the champagne? It's a new fiscal year! I guess everyone is getting ready for the 4th. Getting ready to call in sick on Friday 7/1 and Tuesday 7/5 because it doesn't get dark until like 10p here in the summer which will make fireworks show start...
  • edjez's WebLog

    5 years of guidance groups at Microsoft! - What's your story?

    5 years ago Microsoft executives approved the existence of a group focused on guidance - understanding enterprise customer scenarios, creating a dedicated engineering team to producing guidance in the form of code,patterns, frameworks and guides, and...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Podcast Interview : Windows Embedded for Point of Service

    Yesterday I met with two members of the Windows Embedded for Point of Service ( WEPOS ) team, Jeff Albertson and Jason Demeny. We discussed WEPOS, how this differs from Windows XP, and Windows XP Embedded, how to configure/install, deployment, management...
  • Brad Abrams

    The truth about string comparisons

    Dave Fetterman – A dev on the BCL team wrote a very good MSDN article on strings.. Worth a read: New Recommendations for Using Strings in Microsoft .NET 2.0 As you can probably tell by reading this bit, Dave did not cook to meet some column inches...
  • edjez's WebLog


    The release day is the final battle with entropy. It's when the work of months seems to be put at risk and "die the death of a thousand paper cuts"...Xenon's paradox kicks in and every little task breaks up into some smaller tasks and it suddenly feels...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    What shall i eat tonight? You decide, please.

    Right. Family is away, I'm not going to cook. I need to eat, so a take-out is in order. The options are: Chinese: Spring rolls, Sweet & Sour Pork, Rice. Indian: Lamb Jalfrezi or chicken korma, rice, nam bread. Wendy's: Burger &...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    email open rates fall from 38.2% to 30.2%

    emarketer reports on the news that email open rates are falling from 38.2% to 30.2% over a year on year period, according to DoubleClick . There is a caveat to these numbers in that tracking methods to report the data are being blocked by some ISPs. That...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Scoble, perhaps Video can be a Podcast after all...

    So, Scoble, what makes me think that video could be a Podcast ? - perhaps these videos might help... Bill Gates at MEDC 2005 [snip, I put TechEd, but this was actually MEDC] Steve Gillmor at Gnomedex 2005 Steve Garfield at Gnomedex 2005 ...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    Back on a Pocket PC Phone Edition

    I've been having problems with my smartphone and getting frustrated with T9 SMS message authoring, the minute screen, limited applications and so on. So I purchased an iMate Jam... I'll still use the smartphone, but not as often - the jam will be my...
  • Brian Jones: Office Solutions

    Intro to Excel XML Part 2: Displaying your data

    Here's some more information for those of you new to XML or at least Office XML. I mentioned in the previous post that it is possible to leverage Excel's XML file format to display your data in a rich way. There are actually two options here, but today...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    I want a 64-bit native Windows Media Center...

    • 4 Comments that Gateway announced its first 64-bit dualcore Media Center PC . According to MCPW , it will be available for $850, starting sometime in July. The Gateway website talks about $1,500. Please let it be nice and quiet!
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