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  • David Wang

    HOWTO: Deny direct access to resources using Referer based authentication

    People frequently ask about the "Referer Authentication" custom protocol that Apache offers with a custom module. Yes, it is doable on IIS as well -- if you have the custom module. Question: Hi there. Since you a very good in IIS, i need your...
  • Brian Keller

    JavaOne, TechEd Europe

    It's been a really busy two weeks! I just got back from a two week road trip; first to JavaOne in San Francisco. We had a really great time down there talking to Java customers about interoperating with .NET Framework-based applications. While it may...
  • PeteL's Blog

    HTML codes

    Ever find your self trying to code the correct © or £ or even € symbols? A friend of mine posted this blog [] a few weeks back, and I needed to reference it today to look something up. And rather than having...
  • Leading Trump - Pradeep U.N. & his Blog about Nothing.

    FirstUsa Chase UnitedMileage Creditcards: Sith Happens.

    There is a fine line between security and annoyance when it comes to credit cards. Episode VIII: The House move: I know I moved from Philadelphia to Redmond and now am moving to Bellevue to my new Condo (yay - I am a homeowner now) ... which incurs...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Simplify Man - Removing the Post Calandar Control

    Something Scott C. said in response to my request for feedback on my new blog look struck a cord. "On the columns, who ever said we needed to pack all this crap onto our blogs that require 3 columns?" So, in that spirit I've cut the post calendar...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Webcast Wednesday

    For those that missed MEDC or got overwhelmed by all the interesting sessions happening simultaneously, I'll be presenting " New Managed Messaging, State, and Notification APIs in Windows Mobile 5.0 " in the form of a MSDN Webcast later this week. The...
  • Chris Smith's completely unique view

    New article posted on Bootstrapper security

    New article posted on Bootstrapper security...
  • Software & Services - Bret Grinslade

    CTP Madness and Ballmer

    I don't know about you but all the beta / CTP downloads can just drive you nuts. I work on VS and .NET Framework setup and a lot of issues people hit are by trying to fit a square peg through a round hole (that is, the builds aren't supposed to work together...
  • Managed CodeGen

    Unexpected TypeLoadException during Type Creation

    We have found some limitations in Reflection.Emit that you cannot emit types that can be compiled in C# compiler. You are unlikely to hit it in daily emit job but if ever you met one: public class E { public struct N1 { public E e; } public struct...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Blogger meet-up in Sammamish?

    Jeff Sandquist is organizing a blogger meet-up in lovely Sammamish at the fabulous Pine Lake Ale House. Hey, it's a mile from my house ... so I'll be there! Leave a comment on Jeff's blog if you are interested. gretchen
  • David Wang

    HOWTO: Allow file downloads (including .exe) on IIS 6.0

    Variations of this question are asked of IIS 6 all the time. However, the answer is no different than for any other version of IIS other than the fact that IIS 6 gives you a distinct error code to troubleshoot. What is not clear to me is why users think...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    Handango and HP release the HP hw6500?

    Handango and HP have released the HP hw6500 Pocket PC Phone edition in Europe and Asia according to an email I received over night from Handango. The hw6500 is a square screen device which sets it apart from the other Windows Mobile devices out there...
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