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  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Itanium is dead?

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    Well, I thought this would catch your attention. The answer is of course NO (capital N , capital O). The latest information on Windows supporting 64-bit platforms can be found in an article on CNet: Microsoft uses Longhorn to promote Itanium . The...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Nifty blog notification feature

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    So i just realized that with this new blog system we have, there's a new way for you to get notifications about changes to the blog. Instead of just rss and atom you can also get email notifications. This is handy if you're following on in the conversation...
  • Kevin Lam's WebLog

    Low-latency scenarios that use two-way (solicit-response) HTTP send ports.

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    HttpOutCompleteSize This setting controls the size of the batch of messages that is returned from the HTTP send adapter. The default value for this is 5. If the buffer is not full and there are outstanding responses then the adapter will wait for 1...
  • Santomania

    More search coolness

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    hm..... This is apparently more of a research prototype than real release or even beta, but still very cool (wait for the left-hand frame to populate): http://wsm.directtaps.net/default.aspx
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Did you know… Use Ctrl+K, Ctrl+K to toggle bookmarks

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    These sets of tips are for Visual Studio .NET 2003.  In Whidbey, bookmarks have a lot more functionality, including their own Bookmarks tool window.  But, I’ll wait until Beta 2 comes out to talk about the bookmarks window. To toggle a bookmark...
  • Kevin B Smith's WebLog

    I'm back...New blog...

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    I've been very busy as of late which you may have gathered from the distinct lack of activity on my blog, I have a whole load of things that I've been working on and I'll be blogging some of these very soon. In the mean time, in case you've not...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    RIP: Andre Norton

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    Over the weekend, I got my most recent copy of Locus (the only magazine I read cover-to-cover :)). In it, the lede was that Andre Norton died on the 17th of March, 2005. I'm not really surprised, she'd been in poor health for quite some time, but....
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Alignment (part 3): Why bother?

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    I mentioned in the last post that the C standard is agnostic w.r.t. alignment. So why on earth did Microsoft chose the default alignment to be naturally aligned? After all, the compiler would be completely within the standard if it chose to pack...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Go ahead and panic...

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    I wrote earlier about some misgivings about the upcoming Hitchhiker's Movie. Okay, I blew one issue out of proportion. But today, I came across a review of a pre-screening of the film by MJ Simpson, author of the biography, "Hitchhiker". There...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    ZAM 3D: A 3D XAML Modeling Tool

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    Electric Rain has released a Community Technology Preview (CTP) build of their new 3D XAML designer called ZAM 3D . Although you can always create and edit XAML files by hand (NOTEPAD anyone?), for more complex scenarios, a tool like ZAM 3D is a godsend...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Desafinado, Part Two: A Perfect Pythagorean Tuning

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    Last time we talked about the Pythagorean's discovery that sounds with vibrations in the ratios 1:2 and 2:3 sound consonant to the human ear. Let's explore the consequences of that a bit. Suppose we're building a stringed instrument from scratch and...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    DO OVER! erm...2nd Shot

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    The folks at MS Learning have a neat new program for folks seeking certification: Certified Do over: Get a Free Microsoft Certification Exam Retake. Your chances to pass any Microsoft certification exam have just doubled. Simply register for this...
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