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  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    RIP: Andre Norton

    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?

    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...

    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

    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

    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

    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...
  • Robert Green's Visual Basic Blog

    Leaving Microsoft

    After 8 ½ years at Microsoft it is time to move on to the next phase of my career. April 15 is my last full day at Microsoft. I am going to pursue the life of the independent contractor and return to something that has been a passion of mine since before...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Dogfooding VSTS

    One of the terms you'll sometimes hear from various Microsoft folk is the term "dogfooding". This is a short form of "eating our own dogfood" which means using our own products for our day-to-day work before we ask our customers to. One of the teams...
  • One Louder

    Apprentice (quote) finalist (unquote) Chris arrested

    So expected it's almost mundane, huh? Frankly, with his mouth, I'm surprised he doesn't get "popped" regularly (I'm not condoning it...just saying). Link here. (Thanks to Tracy for the link!) edit: quotation marks don't work in post title
  • Stan's WWWeblog

    Wake up and drink the coffee!

    After spending the last few days working on some code for a small internal project, it has occurred to me that Microsoft and Starbucks should come up with some kind deal where you get Starbucks gift cards when you buy certain software packages. Maybe...
  • adamga's WebLog

    Join Microsoft Canada!!!

    We are currently recruiting for positions in the Developer and Platform Team at Microsoft Canada. What is the Developer and Platform Evangelism Team? Mission: Drive platform adoption through evangelism, community engagement and a vibrant partner...
  • Scott Wiltamuth's Visual Studio blog

    MSDN Forums for C#

    MSDN has a new web-based threaded discussion system in Beta called Microsoft Forums . Josh Ledgard just blogged about it and included an email he sent to the product team outlining the new features/benefits. Here are the C#-specific groups: Visual...
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