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  • Ben Armstrong

    Scorched Earth under Virtual PC

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    Scorched Earth is one of the all time classic DOS games. It is a superb implementation of an artillery game where you get to control a tank and try to blow up everyone else. It is a very simple - but quite addictive game. As you progress through the game...
  • Artificial Ignorance - the Anand Iyer chronicles

    the clock stops ticking

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    A day before the big birthday, my clock stops ticking… No, literally, check it out : At 4.47pm this afternoon : At 4.48pm this afternoon : At 4.49pm this afternoon : You get the idea… Propitious sign you say?
  • Quan To's Visual Studio Extensibility blog

    NGEN taking up 100% of CPU after setup

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    David Notario (one of our developers on the CLR team) has a great explanation of this at: http://blogs.msdn.com/davidnotario/archive/2005/04/27/412838.aspx On the setup side, we NGEN several assemblies in the Framework and in VS. NGEN has three...
  • Scott Louvau's Blog

    What is an SDET?

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    You might be wondering what exactly an "SDET" is. Microsoft has a few core "disciplines" who participate in software development: Program Managers (PMs), Software Design Engineers (SDEs, or Devs), and Software Design Engineers in Test (SDETs, or Testers...
  • BorisJ's Blog

    GameFest I

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    I've spent the past two days at GameFest, presenting some tips and tricks for the Visual C++ IDE and talking to game developers. The conference was based in Bellevue (so no fancy traveling this time) and, as I mentioned before, it is geared mainly towards...
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    RFC 1925

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    RFC 1925 : 2.3 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.
  • Geek Runs Through My Veins

    Visual SourceSafe bug in Whidbey Beta2 + Fix

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    An ISV Buddy contacted me regarding a Visual SourceSafe issue his team was experiencing. The issue was described as follows: I'm using the automation interface to pull files from VSS. When I reference the 6.0 version of ssapi, everything works fine...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Doortags with Customer Drawn Logo's Arrived!

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    New door tags have arrived featuring our super cool customer drawn logo ! Next stop... full on swag! Since its bad camera phone picture night in the Ledgard house I figured I'd post this shot I snapped today.
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Redmond's Marymoor Park goes wireless!

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    After work today, Josh , the boys (our pups – Oliver and Duncan), and I cruised into Marymoor Park to take our usual romp around the dog park . Entering the park, we sped right past a new sign tacked to the side of a softball field. Josh and I looked...
  • David Wang

    What User Identity does IIS use to run code like ISAPI and CGI, Part 2

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    I seem to have forgotten to describe how the following aspect of IIS functions in the prior post because I was concentrated on clarifying something else (that your Windows logon is NOT the same as logon via IIS). Thus, I got the following followup: ...
  • Buck Hodges

    TFS Source Control administration web service

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    Have you ever wondered how many files are in your server? Or workspaces? Have you wanted to stop a request that was being processed? Using the administration web service and matching web page for TFS Source Control, you can do exactly that. For a beta...
  • Anks/TestEngineer/DeveloperDivion/Microsoft/Taiwan

    遠離台北

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    跑到一個遠離台北的山區,所有ㄉ人聚在一起,會產生什麼的火花ㄋ.. 每年的六月底七月初,都是美商的新年度ㄉ開始.. Team building 是不可避免的..好好ㄉ休息也是可值的享受ㄉ.. 新年新希望..我也希望我能有一個全新的 Vision 和 View. Anks at year 2000, 2001, 2002 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.........., 2100...
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