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  • To the tune of James

    I'm back.....

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    So its been quite a while since I've posted. This won't be long either. I'm almost back to health, I actually caught pneumonia back in March and it refused to go away until I got an inhaler. I had to actually twist my doctor's arm to give me an inhaler...
  • David L's Blog

    Get the snip!

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    Ok ok, so I've been quiet for the past few weeks, but I've had good reason. I've not only been getting back into the BizTalk swing of things, but I've also been building a new hard drive image using the latest VSTS bits... so get of my back man! ;) ...
  • .NET4Office

    'missing' in action with C#

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    When programming in C#--if you want to omit an optional parameter for a method in the Excel object model, you have to pass System.Type.Missing to the parameter: myExcelApp.MethodWithOptionalParameter(System.Type.Missing); When you want to omit an...
  • IEBlog

    Security is an Industry Problem

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 I've received enough questions in email from different people about a recent vulnerability in another browser that I wanted...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    Your VFP runtime splash screen

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    A customer asked the following: “When VFP starts wee see it's splash screen almost immediately after the mouseclick, then it disappears when VFP is finished starting up. If I develop a splash screen in my Fox app it shows after the runtime is in...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Make your customers the marketing department

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    I've been reading GapingVoid for a few months now. Hugh has some very interesting insights, and draws great cartoons, though some of them are not safe for work. Yesterday, he wrote a post titled Make your customers the marketing department , with the...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Back-Backchannels in Social Software?

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    At the Social Computing Symposium last week, I stumbled into a discussion that I had not given much thought to and made a brazen claim based on a gut level reaction of disgust to the proposed value of "back channels" in social software. Doing so was like...
  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    Interview with BillG and the Future of the Platform

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    Ok, so I am a bit slow on this one, but if you have not already watched the special 50th episode of the .NET show check it out here . In this special 50th episode of the .NET Show, Rick Rashid, Brad Abrams, John Shewchuk, and Michael Wallent discuss...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    MEDC 2005 - Give us feedback from your Mobile Device

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    Hey, If you’re at MEDC 2005 and want to provide feedback on the event (and we definately want to hear your feedback) then perhaps you could do this directly from your Windows Mobile device. Record an audio file with your thoughts and e-mail the...
  • mgrier's WebLog

    Whole program vs. local analysis

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    A quick note for today. Maybe more tonight. Internally at Microsoft, as you can imagine, we have a number of tools to assist building our software. Many are internal-only; contrary to the black-helicopter gang out there, there is a lot of cost to shipping...
  • Test Guide

    Most Of Each Test Case Exercises A Small Fraction Of The Code

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    The execution section of a test case is itself composed of three subsections: setup, execution, and teardown. Execution is often thought to be the most important part of a test case (after all, a test case that doesn’t verify anything is rather pointless...
  • Peter Bernard's MEM Thoughts

    Embedding Microsoft Windows in your car - the hard way

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    This enterprising developer shows a step-by-step process, including a detailed BOM, for adding a full Windows 2000 based PC into your dashboard: http://www.aydiosmio.net/index.php?/archives/7-Malibu-Car-PC.html Personally I'd go all the way and...
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