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  • Ben Riga's Deep Shift

    Spy vs Spy

    A couple of weeks ago Microsoft acquired GIANT Company . That’s very very cool. As a geek and especially as a Microsoft employee I’ve been called upon quite a few times to help friends and family to clear up problems with their machines. I can almost...
  • Inside Architecture

    How is workflow different from a Finite State Automata?

    After showing a workflow diagram to a co-worker, he asked me if I could tell him how this is any different from basic Finite State Automata (FSA). To be honest, I had to think about it for a few minutes to get my thoughts around this, but there is a fairly...
  • Brian Keller

    Christmas lights Web site scam

    Man admits Christmas lights Web site scam I really don't understand this at all. 1) He went to all the trouble of building a site with pictures that made it look like you could control the Christmas lights at his house from the Web with still photos....
  • Being a new PM at Microsoft

    'GIANT' Leap for Antispyware

    I like to think of myself as a geek. As a geek, I pride upon the fact that I have never been infected with a virus (besides cold, of course). Imagine my geek pride taking a hit when the bad guys came up with a new set of tools - tools to get past the...
  • Jesper snackar dynga då och då. Här är beviset.

    Vad är skillnaden mellan de och dem?

    Det finns de som verkar ha svårt att avgöra när man använder ordet de och när man använder ordet dem. Faktiskt är det ganska enkelt - skillnaden mellan de och dem är samma som skillnaden mellan vi och oss. Om du någonsin är osäker kan du prova att byta...
  • Lori Pearce's WebLog

    No longer running as Admin

    I decided that this was a good quiet week to change my domain account privledges from "Administrator" to "Restricted User" in the "Users Group". So far I have been able to over come early problems with a little help from an internal MSFT alias set up...
  • Scott Holden's Blog

    Comments on "Instrumentation in the .NET Compact Framework"

    In response to Daniel Moth’s comments regarding my post Instrumentation in the .NET Compact Framework … We have cleaned up the counters a little since Beta 1. See the current snapshot of the counters in mscoree.stat below. This is bound to change a little...
  • Visual Studio For Devices

    A Patch for the November CTP (VS 2005, Standard)

    • 16 Comments If you build a managed VB or C# .NET CF Application using the November CTP and then press F5 or CRTL+F5 to deploy the application, currently it fails...

    Herb Sutter: The Free Lunch is Over

    Herb Sutter has written an article discussing processing power limits and how concurrency will be the mechanism that we use to continue to maximize the performance of software in the future. Check it out here: The Free Lunch Is Over: A Fundamental...
  • James Newkirk's Blog

    Bookmark Collection: Checking Input Parameters

    The tests that I am going to implement this time around have to do with the input parameters to the Add method. Both input parameters in this example cannot be null. If they are null then the Add method should throw ArgumentNullException. Here's the test...
  • Jeromy Carriere's WebLog


    I think that the role of concurrency in the future of development is a very interesting topic. Herb Sutter’s article lays it out – clock rates are pretty much maxed out, so we’re going to need to undertake, head-on, true parallel programming...
  • Glen's old blog

    PDC 2005 in LA!

    OK, pack your bags for sunny LA! PDC 2005 will be held there in September 2005. (OK, maybe you don't have to pack your bags just yet...)
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