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  • Cyrus' Blather

    Gay Rights

    Ok, i'm just hearing about HB1515 now and i'm finding it to be a confusing issue and very worrying. I'm hoping that we can hear some explanation for the events that have transpired here. Regardless of MS' actions, supporting equality for all regardless...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Microsoft, don't stop changing...

    Rob Enderl has written an interesting article over at LinuxInside, 'How Linux Saved Microsoft': "I'd like to ask the Microsoft folks to stop reading here, and to remember that if you don't continue to make the changes you are making, Microsoft will...
  • ReuvenLax

    Code Puzzler

    What does the following code snippet do? bool test(const wstring& first, const wstring& second) { if (first.empty() && second.empty()) return true; if (first.empty()) return (second[0] == L'*') && test(first, second.substr...
  • Dinesh's Cyberstation

    Unexceptional exceptions (from C# 2.0 chat)

    Earlier today, we had C# language chat which was well attended. Even a bunch of us together barely managed to answer the questions posted by C# developers about all sorts of things. Exceptions was one of the popular topics. Two questions caught my eye...
  • .net and other interesting dev stuff in PA

    Sold out! Philadelphia Code Camp at 500 registered attendees

    Okay, had you asked me a few weeks ago, I was a little nervous. I mean, here we were, several user group leaders, RD's, MVP's, and I, along with (necessary) help from my regional marketing rep, putting together an event that was targeted to bring in 500...
  • Federated Infrastructure

    Moving Printers the Easy Way

    Here's a script that I put together that allows network administrators to reconfigure client computers in a network printer migration scenario. Provided the client supports the Windows Script Host, this can be run as a logon script and the only requirement...
  • ReuvenLax

    Math Puzzler

    Another quick problem before I head to sleep. Let T be a rectangle in the plane, and let the rectangle T1, T2, ..., Tn tile T. By this I mean that each of the tiling rectangles is contained in T, the union of all the rectangles equals T, and the intersection...
  • Marcus Perryman's WebLog

    How is Windows Mobile related to Windows CE?

    I keep getting the question “How is Windows Mobile related to Windows CE?” To be more precise I get lots of questions that don’t make sense if you understand the relationship between CE and Windows Mobile. So for my own sanity I'm going to document it...
  • GrayCode


    HE'S BACK After spending a number of years OOM (Outside Of Microsoft) I was seduced by the promise of working on a profiler. Since I occasionally feel the need for speed, I couldn’t resist and returned to Microsoft in the fall of 2003. I was a debugger...
  • Visual Studio Team System

    KNOWN ISSUE: Some Antivirus Applications Interfere with Setup

    Problem : Some antivirus applications delete the contents of the Temporary Files folder (%temp%) as part of a reboot. Setup programs, such as Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio, may require restarting your computer during installation to complete...
  • The Wayward WebLog

    No Cowboy Haiku For You

    Everything always happens when I'm on vacation. I can't take a few weeks off to go snorkelling in the tropics without whidbey beta 2 sneaking out the door and into the eager hands of thousands of awaiting customers, end-users, pointy-haired managers and...
  • IPsec and Domain Isolation

    What the Heck is 'Domain Isolation'?

    ====================== DISCLAIMER ==================== This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. ==================================================== To answer this let me quote from the “ Introduction to Server and...
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