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  • Antimail

    Microsoft releases public beta of Data Protection Manager

    Data Protection Manager is the first enterprise-level backup product released by Microsoft. It's architecture is quite interesting - it uses a combination of various technologies (Volume Shadow Copies, continuous disk-based backup for quick restore of...
  • Craig McMurtry's WebLog

    Could I pimp up the wheels any more???!!!!

    After spending a large quantity of money on rims for my new '05 'Stang, my colleague, Ron Preston, sees me drive by and says, "hey, that's nice, but you should pimp up the wheels on that thing."
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Solving a problem

    For quite some time, I've had a problem. You may have the same problem. It looks like this: I've had a tall and wide entertainment cabinet for quite some time. It has three drawers for CDs and videos, a space in the middle for the TV, and the room...
  • Ken Henderson's WebLog

    Barnes & Noble promotion

    <shameless_promotion> Addison-Wesley has asked me to mention that B&N is doing a big promotion of my SQL Server books right now. I believe the figure they cited was a 40% discount, IIRC. Check with B&N for the details. So, if you're interested...
  • Craig McMurtry's WebLog

    That Crazy Bird!

    Normally-ornery cockatiel, Percival Eggbert Featherbottom (or Percy, for short) does his best imitation of the Cutest Bird in the World!
  • stuart kent's blog

    n'ary, binary or both

    In case you haven't seen it, there's been some interesting discussion about n'ary and binary relationships over on the DSL Tools Forum .
  • UK StudentZine Blog

    Coding for fun?

    Or as the 133t would have us believe: coding 4 fun :) This is a great new MSDN site aimed at the, err, hobyist developer. It's too much fun to use just as a hobby though - especially Scott Hanselman's Some Assembly Required section (no it's not what...
  • Because we can

    Me, Microsoft, and Transactional NTFS

    I started here at Microsoft a little over three months ago. It's been an amazing transition from self-confessed "GNU hippy" to now, and has been more than a mild culture shock. The good news is that Seattle has far better weather than it's reputed to...
  • 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...
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