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  • edjez's WebLog

    p&p Community Process draft is out!

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    It's out! Finally - we jumped through some hoops and versions and lots of trimming and one major rewrite,and finally the draft is out. Here is the doc- Please give feedback - it will set a precedent on how p&p interacts with community. (Please apply...
  • This is my old blog

    weblogs.asp.net and blogs.msdn.com changes

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    After my last entry I got more than a few comments, I also posted an internal mail about it. After a few minutes I got an email from one of my managers abroad asking for me to explain why I felt it was wrong to cut the RSS feed and the Main feed. I can...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Is the Canvas model scalable?

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    Miguel has a list of concerns with the Avalon architecture. I'll start with the easy ones: Canvas model: Avalon's canvas model suffers from the same problem every other retained system suffers: they are hard to scale in the general case. I worked on AutoCAD...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Citywide WiFi: Grand Haven, MI Did It First

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    I just took a look at my Referrers list (thanks, Scott ) and noticed that a number of visitors have arrived at my site recently by googling the words "citywide" and "wifi" . I love Google referrals. URL-embedded keywords rock! Of course, a9.com casts...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    CEFileWiz - Bug Fixed...

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    ok, I'm now checking for managed DLL's - the updated CEFileWiz application can be pulled down from here . This utility supports creating components for the Platform Builder catalog for any applications, DLL's, or external files (bitmaps, wav files etc...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Introduction

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    I am a developer working on an unannounced Avalon-related project. Enough to say I work with the Avalon APIs every day, and have for about 2.5 years. The big news here is that Avalon is going to run on Windows XP, instead of being a Longhorn-only technology...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    New SourceMonitor 2.0 Code Metrics Tool

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    If you've read my article on Code Review and Complexity , you'll know that I recommend using metrics to help monitor the relative quality of source code. I really like the simplicity and speed of Campwood Software 's SourceMonitor, a freeware tool written...
  • Adarsh's blog

    Sample code for parsing FtpwebRequest response for ListDirectoryDetails

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    This posting is valid for .Net frameworks 2.0 (Currently released as Whidbey Beta1) ResponseStream of FtpWebResponse provides the raw data bytes to the user, s ome of you had asked that it would be more useful to provide methods which return list of...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows CE Platform Wizard ?

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    I've been thinking... I've created a number of custom platforms using Windows CE 5.0, how useful would it be to take one of those platforms and generate a "new platform wizard" based on the components of an existing platform, this would make it easy to...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Microsoft Office and BMC software

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    I came across this case study showing how Office 2003 and SharePoint were used to help BMC sales people manage their sales cycle, not from a contact management standpoint, but with respect to how their agreements with clients. Why I like this one particularly...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    CEFileWiz - Bug found...

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    ok, so CEFileWiz is really useful, I'm using it all the time! - but someone has found a bug <shock, horror, probe> - I'm checking for the addition of a managed EXE, moving this to the "FILES" section, and including the appropriate SYSGEN variables...
  • A View from Elsewhere

    Maytag Neptune Washer Lawsuit?

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    Well, well. After doing all the research, we learned yesterday that there's a class-action lawsuit against Maytag for problems with the Neptune washers -- evidently they develop mold in the door gasket, the motors break, and other things go wrong. So...
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