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  • Office Development is more than VBA

    Über Petitionen und Fortschritt

    Kürzlich wurde eine Petition im Netz veröffentlicht, in der es darum geht, daß Microsoft Visual Basic 6 weiterentwickelt, unabhängig von .NET. unterzeichnet wurde das Ganze inzwischen von über 4000 VB-Usern, darunter 200+ MVPs. Wieso sollte ein veraltetes...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Searching RSS feeds: Feed24

    I've been playing around with Feed24 and concluded it has great potential. Essentially Feed24 is a search engine for RSS feeds only. The results come back with a link to the source RSS feed, a snippet of the article, date posted, a link to a 'parasited...
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    Megapixels per ounce?

    Canon SD500 review at Steve's DigiCams: "The Powershot SD500 is the first Canon digicam to exceed 1-megapixel per ounce" I never knew there was such a metric... :-)
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Richmond.NET User Group

    I want to take a minute to thank everyone who came out to see my talk on ASP.NET 2.0 at the Richmond.NET User Group last night. The good news is that even with all the (good-natured) heckling I got for my mental misfires (I had some trouble remembering...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Google IM?

    I'm not sure about this one... I.T Vibe reports that Google has announed that they are to launch their own Instant Messaging Client. Either this is I.T Vibe's idea of an April Fool's crack (I haven't found any other refernece to this), or this just has...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Microsoft Word, AutoCaption, and land speed Vespa record

    I was trying to figure out something with respect to AutoCaption in Word, and I found MakekTips , a site with tips for Windows, other things Microsoft, and a sprinkling of general technologies like HTML. There is a fairly well stocked area just for Word...
  • The Old New Thing

    The dialog manager, part 4: The dialog loop

    Just processing messages until EndDialog....
  • Buggin' My Life Away

    MPW C Error Messages

    Those of us who've been programming the Mac for a few years have some fond memories of the old Macintosh Programmer's Workbench (MPW). It was very much like the Terminal Window on OS X, but had a few quirks of its own. Among those quirks were the error...
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    Registration-free COM

    There is a great article on MSDN by Dave Templin about new VS 2005 functionality that allows you to isolate COM components and avoid COM DLL hell. The technique only works on Windows XP though (see Limitations of Reg-Free COM ). But what if you need solution...
  • Live Search

    Guess who's back?

    Hello World. I’ve been quiet for some time now, and I have no good excuses with so much going on in Desktop Search Space (well there was that month in the Bahamas…I wish!). Google went final with their Desktop Search and unveiled a nifty plug-in community...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Schizophrenic Seattle

    Ok. So i wish seattle would just make up it's mind and switch to Summer weather already. It was freesing three days ago, then we had a massive hail storm, followed by a gorgeously sunny day, and now drizzly non-stop rain. Of course, it was great weather...
  • Antimail

    Psychology trick: See yourself as an outsider

    An interesting study in presents a different approach to regular psychological roadblocks: view (and judge) yourself as an outsider. Here is the abstract: When people feel they’ve hit a roadblock in reaching a personal goal, such as losing...
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