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  • edjez's WebLog

    p&p Community Process draft is out!

    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 and changes

    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?

    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

    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, casts...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    CEFileWiz - Bug Fixed...

    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


    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

    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

    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 ?

    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

    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...

    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?

    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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