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  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

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  • One Billion Users: Emerging Trends in Emerging Markets

    Designing for Chinese notions of privacy

    It's a beautiful Saturday morning in Beijing's early Fall. I'm brushing my teeth and hear a knock on the door followed by a curt common in Mandarin. Assuming one of my roommates will answer the door, I do nothing. A few seconds later the door opens...
  • One Billion Users: Emerging Trends in Emerging Markets

    Good designers are thespians

    We're doing some paper prototyping right now and, while sketching some potential ideas, I'm using my 'acting skills' to put myself in the place of a potential user. I'll take some cues from our user interviews, but for small decisions (or to confirm...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    Foxpro Language into a table

    Sometimes it’s useful to get the VFP language into a table, including commands, functions, properties, events, and methods. CREATE CURSOR lang (word c( 30 ), stuff c( 20 )) FOR nType= 1 to 4 n= ALANGUAGE (aa,nType) FOR i = 1 to n ...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Submit Your Show Off Videos

    If you've been following my blog recently, I've been talking a lot about the Show Off event we're planning for the Professional Developer's Conference next month. Well, we have most of the details ironed out, and you can read about what it takes to submit...
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF


    This past month or two have been really busy for me, preparing for the PDC in all sorts of different ways. But I finally, finally got a chance to respond to some of the great questions and comments you've been sending in. Most of them I replied by e-mail...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Customizing the VS 2005 IDE

    Question: I have been playing with the VS 2005 beta 2 and been enjoying it. It’s pretty obvious that it has some really great features. One of the things that I noticed was the changes in the start page. I had heard that it could be customized based on...
  • IEBlog

    Exploring Internet Explorer

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 Today we launched a new column on MSDN called “ Exploring Internet Explorer ”. Currently there is a single article there...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Privateer under Virtual PC

    For a while now I have been posting about all the different games that you can run under Virtual PC - so I figured that it was about time to make some posts about games that I cannot get to run well under Virtual PC. Origin's Privateer (from the Wing...
  • SQL Server Engine Tips

    Getting SQL Server registry settings via SQLCLR table-valued user-defined function...

    SQLCLR TVF to read registry settings for SQL Server instance...
  • Antimail

    Creating life from scratch?

    There is always "one more link" for today... This time - news about an old subject - how to create "life" by assembling genetic components. Here is the link . They're mixing, matching and stacking DNA's chemical components like microscopic Lego...
  • Antimail

    Remote controlled humans

    Scary stuff ... so when I will see a headline saying "Debugging humans"? Smiling nervously, the young woman walks forward in a straight line. Suddenly, she veers to the right. She stumbles and stops, attempting to regain her balance, and continues...
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