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  • The Wayward WebLog

    Nulls are Evil

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    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...
  • Visual Studio Graphics Debugging

    Ars Technica on the XBox 360

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    Ars Technica has some of the best hardware coverage online. Here is part one of what looks to be an excellent series on the XBox 360. As I’m not a hardcore architecture / hardware guy some Ars articles can be a little dense for me, but they always do...
  • Dev Notes

    Office 12 : The X files...So Whats there for Developers?

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    Brian Jones, Program Manager for MS Word team announced the new file formats in the next Office System a.k.a Office 12. According to him, most of the file extensions are also going to be suffixed by " X " (DOCX, PPTX, XLSX etc...) For security reasons...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Making Wrong Code Produce Compiler Errors

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    Gregg writes about his response to a recent Joel article . I had the precise same response, based on some conversations I had with Jay a while back. To sum it up, the utility of creating a small class to encapsulate a specific "kind" of thing (as Joel...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Object Exhibitionists and Frameworkitis

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    Erich Gamma on Flexibility and Reuse I really like what Erich says here - I feel strongly that speculative development is the root of many evils, whether it be speculative frameworks, or speculative optimization.
  • Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

    Yesterday's Microsoft 20 Years in Ireland Student Webcast

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    Congratulations to Ciaran Usher of IT Tralee, winner of the trip to TechEd Europe!! And thanks to the many students who attended the webcast today. As you could probably tell, I enjoyed the discussion and your many thoughtful questions. The key takeaway...
  • One Louder

    Jack Welch at U of Chicago GSB Management Conference

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    Good video of the interview with Jack (and according to him, it's OK for me to call him Jack). He talks about some of the concepts outlines in his book (I know...shocker, but at least the proceeds from the book go to charity) and how he works in general...
  • Henry Hahn

    Avalon Beta 1 RC Release Arrives!

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    The Avalon Beta 1 RC was released a little while ago. Tim Sneath just posted an article about it. Check out the details at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnlong/html/HGtoMayAvalonCTP.asp
  • Tim Sneath

    A Hitchhiker's Guide to Avalon Beta 1 RC - Now on MSDN

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    The MSDN article I wrote on Avalon Beta 1 RC has finally gone live. You can download and read the final version here .
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    The catch-22 of the Computer Science world

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    Chalk this up to one of the things I’ve been wanting to blog about but haven’t …. Last week, USA Today reported that (as we’ve been hearing for a while) fewer students are majoring in computer science . Recruiters have been preaching this message,...
  • The Far Corner of the EEC

    Watch TV, but surf to verify

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    I watch quite a bit of TV. My prefence is shows that get me to think while still entertaining me. I particularly like shows that have story arcs that continue throughout many shows. One of the shows that I watch is The West Wing . I don't always agree...
  • AprilR's Blog

    Back in the Groove

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    Gack, an entire month on the calendar passed by since my last post. Here it is June, now. When I last posted I was preparing to go on tour with other members of my team. On this stint, the team covered England, Switzerland, Netherlands, Portugal, Italy...
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