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  • notes and rants

    Don’t Live With Broken Windows

    Pragmatic programming says “Don’t Live with Broken Windows”.  The hopefully non-copyright infringement summary of this idea is that if a broken window in a building is left un-repaired for too long of a time, that it leads toward more breakdowns in the...
  • Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog

    Quiz about Object.Equals()

    I posted a quiz about C# equality here . It focused on equality via operator== and had questions like “what does this evaluate to: ((float) (int) x == (int) (float) x)”. The key takeaway from the quiz was that after you account for reference vs. value...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Microsoft Shared Source Blog

    Jason Matusow director of shared source at Microsoft is now blogging – The whole discussion around shared vs open source is pretty interesting, I listened to a discussion of open vs shared source given by Jason on a flight to SFO last week (here’s...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Your added value in an embedded system is...

    There’s been a major shift away from home grown operating systems in the last 10 years, approximately 50% of embedded devices were built from home grown operating systems, now the figure is closer to 10% – the reason is obvious, developers don’t want...
  • Randy Holloway at Microsoft

    Another great hire

    Brad Wilson (aka The .NET Guy) has decided to join Microsoft . It is definitely our gain, and I look forward to seeing him in Redmond.
  • notes and rants


    I’ve noticed a few things about blogs lately. One is that just about every time I say I’m going to post an article or series of articles, my life goes into overdrive, and I don’t post for a week or two. Chances are that if you’re reading this, I don’t...
  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    VB 6.0 Support Clarification

    Two points from my previous blog that I was not totally clear on in my previous post so I wanted to highlight them. First, during the Extended support period (April 1st on) if you have an MSDN subscriber or have a Premier or Alliance support contract...
  • View from Above

    Remote connection to windows (using rcmd)

    I recently was looking for remote command utility which would enable me to run various commands on other windows boxes. Thats when I came across Remote Command (rcmd : ). I remember rcmd provided in Unix...
  • White.Steve.Blog


    So I’ve talked about classes representing the ideas of note and interval . This post I’ll cover Voices.ScaleClass , Voices.Scale and Voices.KeySignature . A scale is an interesting interplay between notes and intervals within an octave. As an example...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Aaron has updated the DUAScriptGen tool.

    Aaron Stebner has been working hard on an update to the DUAScriptGen tool, he's added support for importing INF files for a Windows hotfix package - I think this is a really cool feature - Aaron is looking for volunteers to test out the feature - are...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    Tips for a Successful Technical Presentation

    Make Sure the Audience Can Read What You Are Presenting Set Notepad.exe, Visual Studio, code in PowerPoint, the Console window, and anything else you type text into to use Lucida Console 14. Wanna show off prettified XML in the browser? Set the Text Size...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Happy birthday...or is it anniversary?

    I am totally confused :) Anyway, hey everyone - long time no blog huh?! This is your friendly neighborhood Zoë tuning in to say hello. To commemorate the "birth" of the blog Gret asked me to send out a special post and I was of course willing to oblige...
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