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  • The .NET Show

    The .NET Show: OUR 50th EPISODE!

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    That's right, the .NET Show has been "on the air" now for over 5 years, and we've just published our 50th Episode! Sure, if we were doing weekly shows we would have hit this milestone a long time ago, but that's not the point :-> The .NET Show:...
  • Eric Jarvi

    SANS Top 20

    "The Most Critical New Vulnerabilities Discovered or Patched During the First Quarter of 2005" http://www.sans.org/top20/Q1-2005update/
  • Michael Creasy's blog

    Back at work

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    No, I haven't forgotten about this blog. I've just got back from a long and exhausting holiday and now I'm back at work and catching up on what I've missed. I'll have some photos to share and a few stories to tell once I know what day of the week it is...
  • Adam Nathan's Old Blog

    XAML Playing Cards

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    Looking at the card games that ship with Windows XP, I think one of the most obvious opportunities for improvement is the look & feel of the playing cards. These games use a shared library known as cards.dll to draw cards that look like... um... this...
  • robgruen's WebLog

    On the heels of the Mars Polar Lander

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    http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/050502_mpl_search.html Looks like the smart people at NASA are soon going to find the crashed polar lander. I made a comment to JaSoN that one day on Mars there will be a landmark/tourist spot for people to see...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Playing Audio CDs, part 8 - Simple DAE Playback

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    Ok, time to get down and dirty in the "CD Playback" series. Up until now, we've just been reading metadata from the CD. Now it's time to read the actual audio data and play it back. First, a bit about playback. To do the playback, we'll be using...
  • mgrier's WebLog

    What if close could fail?

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    Yesterday I made the claim that close() can’t fail in a meaningful way. Meaning that if it’s invoked on an object in a state that does not support close(), it’s a programming/coding error. I believe that this is correct but we’ll see that there are...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Original Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy Radio Program

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    Yesterday, I managed to find the original Hitchhiker's radio series in an archive from KCRW , an NPR station station in Santa Barbara. The series consists of 12 half-hour segments, with the full twelve segments covering the the first three books of...
  • notes and rants

    What a difference a month makes

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    I never thought that I'd be taking such a long break after my last post. I thought I'd just quickly settle into my new job and I'd have plenty to write about. Life is never that easy. There was (and still is) a lot to learn in my new position, but...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    ASP.NET 2.0: Storing profiles in an external SQL Server

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    Another question I received recently that I wanted to follow up on was whether it's possible to store data for the ASP.NET 2.0 Profile feature in a separate SQL Server database (as opposed to the default, which uses a local instance of SQL Server 2005...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    MSF Agile Beta download

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    As a follow-up to a customer event I presented at yesterday, I wanted to post the download link for the MSF 4.0 Agile methodology, currently in beta: Download here . MSF Agile is one of the two process methodology templates that will ship with Visual...
  • blogs.msdn.com/brianjo

    Meltdown 2005 Registration Open

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    It looks like registration is now open for Meltdown, which is scheduled for July 26 and 27 in Seattle. (I'm bugging my boss now to let me go.) Here's the page with the details: Meltdown 2005 - Gathering the Superheroes of Game Development Join us...
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