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  • Tim Sneath

    Vacation and Vista

    I've been on vacation for the last two weeks in Oregon. I always thought Oregon was a somewhat nondescript state to act as a buffer between Washington and California; a close friend who hails from the area was so incensed with my dismissal of their home...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Coelacanthe (George Hrab)

    I found out about George Hrab from an interview on the Skepticality podcast. George is an interesting fellow. He's the drummer for the Philadelphia Fund Authority . And he writes music and words for his own albums, which has a decidedly skeptical bent...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Review: Waltham (Waltham)

    Last week, I spent some time listening to the Rock and Roll Geek Show Indie Cast . One of the featured bands was Waltham , a band named after their hometown in Massachusetts. Michael, if I recall correctly, played two songs - Cheryl (come and take a ride...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Working for Microsoft?

    The Windows Compute Cluster Edition (CCE) team is looking to fill some pretty exciting open slots in the product and in the test team for CCE. If you go to and enter HPC as keyword you should find quite a few open positions (You bet we will ship the stuff early 2006!). Most of the jobs are in Redmond, WA. This is your opportunity to join an extremely motivated team of very smart girls and guys working on Microsoft latest addition to the Windows Server family. In case you a...
  • Eugenio Pace

    Missed the previous CAB webcast? here's another opportunity...

    Don't miss our web cast next Thursday 11th. 10:30 am (PST, GMT -8). Ron Jacobs and Peter Provost will host a deep technical presentation on the block (level 300). Ron and Peter will also show some of the Labs we used in the Instructor Led Training...
  • Benjamin Wright-Jones

    SSIS Perf Counters & New CLR Whitepaper

    There are many things to investigate if you are worried about SSIS performance or would like to optimise package execution. One of the things to take a look at is the SSIS Pipeline events in performance monitor. There is a counter called Buffers Spooled...
  • I'm not a Klingon ( )

    New XPSP2 Locales Available

    If you aren't playing with Windows Vista Beta 1 or Microsoft.Net v2 Custom Locales/Cultures, you can still get some support for new locales in XPSP2. A download for the following locales was posted today:
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    RSVP 2005 non-trip report

    I joined somewhere around 900 other riders on RSVP this past weekend, for my second time in as many years, and I'm now recuperating in sunny Walnut Creek, CA. I had intended to write a general ride report, something like, I did last year . Though restricting...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Micro-Study of an Email Solicitation Campaign in the Blogosphere

    I rarely get this kind of email request to post something on my weblog, which is somewhat surprising. Honestly, I haven't even installed WinFX but I have seen it running. I have no association with the WinFX team other than I work at the company that...
  • I'm not a Klingon ( )

    Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) Mitigation APIs 1.0 Released

    Today we posted some APIs that convert to & from IDN Punycode, provide some mitigation functionality for those APIs, and provide Unicode Normalization support.
  • IEBlog

    IE August 2005 Security Update is now available!

    The IE August 2005 security updates are now available! This group of security updates is now available via Windows Update . Alternatively, you can receive this and all other Microsoft updates available via the new Microsoft Update . We encourage you to...
  • Ian Moulster's blog

    Illuminating Indigo

    Indigo, or more correctly the Windows Communication Foundation, isn’t the easiest technology to grasp in a 30 second elevator conversation. But then neither is .NET, or Biztalk, or any technology that is reasonably complicated and doesn’t have an obvious...
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