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  • Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

    Things I wish they'd taught me

    Here's this really interesting academic paper by Microsoft's Eric Brechner on Things They Would Not Teach Me of in College: What Microsoft Developers Learn Later . He proposes five courses that he'd love to see taught during the undergraduate years...
  • David Wang

    Gmail Impressions

    First Gmail impressions...
  • simon.says

    VOIP - Episode 2

    My SunRocket package turned up today - and so far I'm impressed. My $199 got me one year of service, a VOIP adapter and 2 x cordless Uniden phones. The adapter (SunRocket call it a gizmo) plugs directly between the cable modem and router - although I...
  • Adam Nathan's Old Blog

    Migrating Internet Hearts to WinFX

    Last year, Chris Sells wrote a series of articles in which he set out to rewrite Solitaire using Avalon. The lack of scaling graphics in the Win32 version (and lack of access to its source code, I suppose) forced him down the road of rewriting the app...
  • NETNew WebLog

    New webcast: Microsoft CIO Ron Markezich on Security

    Join Ron Markezich, CIO of Microsoft IT, and his guest Richard Langford, CIO of Movie Gallery, for this Webcast examining how Microsoft uses a risk assessment plan to design security for its network exterior and interior. Learn how the company enhances...
  • Michael Howard's Web Log

    Microsoft Windows Security Resource Kit, Second Edition Released

    Just spotted this while catching up on (lots of) email. So what's new in the Second Edition? In addition to the expected error correction and clarification that always accompanies new versions, coverage of Windows Server 2003, including SP1 and Windows...
  • David L's Blog

    63 more reasons to switch to Cobol.NET

    Check this out: Fujitsu has announced that they will be releasing V3 of their NetCOBOL product to align with .NET 2.0! That is soo cool, not only that, it will be the first version to support...
  • Michael Howard's Web Log

    More Integer Overflow stuff

    I think I've said this a billion times, but I'll say it again. No-one has done more research into integer overflow (and underflow, and truncation and signed-ness) issues than my good friend and co-author, David LeBlanc. So here's the great news - he...
  • Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

    Game Development in C# Webcast series

    Now this is a Webcast Series after my heart: Video Game Development: Learn to Write C# the Fun Way These will take place through May, and cover everything from basic programming concepts all the way to sprites, animation and sound effects. This...
  • canthe's WebLog

    Anti-discrimination bill and MSFT

    I realize most of the world has passed this issue by, but it's been getting a lot of discussion around Microsoft the last several days, so I thought I'd put in my 2 cents along with everyone else. In case anyone has been living under a rock the past...
  • Jeu George's Blogs

    Bit Fiddling - 2

    In the previous post we dicussed about some trivial straightforward ways of counting set bits. Here we will discuss some fast ways of doing this. 4. Pre-Computing Bits: The fastest ways to solve this problem is through look-up tables. But...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    Embedded Systems and Linux

    I'm too tired to type up the Winamp Pt 4 article tonight, so I'll reach into my bag of saved stuff and toss you a moderately interesting article on O'Reilly by Karim Yaghmour. It's called " Embedded Systems, Linux, and the Future ", it was written almost...
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