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  • Riding Herd

    Stunning PDC details revealed!

    Okay, maybe not so stunning, but in response to several requests that have come in from commenters and private email, I’m happy to be able to share a few key details that might help those of you trying to figure out your conference plans and budget for...
  • Vittorio Bertocci

    Considerate Computing

    I was lazily reading the Italian version of Scientific American , and I got on a very interesting article [ per noi italiani, il link è questo ]: the point of the author was that computer and devices often interrupt us with events demanding our attention...
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    Sony's Cell Microprocessor

    Things have been too busy for me to write any more articles lately. To tide you over, here is something I found interesting: The Cell Processor is going to be the heart and soul of the next Playstation. It is a joint effort between Sony, Toshiba, and...
  • Russ Keldorph's WebLog


    The other day, someone sent me a mail wondering what the following linker warning meant: warning LNK4217: locally defined symbol __rt_sdiv imported in function main The linker issues this diagnostic or its cousin LNK4049 (locally defined symbol SYMBOL...
  • Data Access blog


    Welcome to the DataWorks team blog. If you’re a regular on our MSDN site , the public newsgroups or follow Angel’s or Sushil’s blogs you’ve already run across some of the folks from this team. We wanted to create this team...
  • Junfeng Zhang's Musing

    URL Case Sensitivity and Assembly Loading

    URL is case sensitive. In Windows file names are case insensitive. When these two meet, you can sense some inconsistence here. When an http assembly is requested, it has to be copied into download cache, before it is returned to you. Download cache is...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Microsoft Embedded operating systems and the minivan

    First read this blog post from Seth Godin – did everyone somewhere along the line believe that Windows CE and Windows XP Embedded were unreliable, not real-time, big footprint, hard to develop against ? – if so, where and when did this happen...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Irony, thy name is C#

    Intro: So i was having a conversation with the team about a small change I'd like to make to C#. Right now, C# has the concept of "contextual keywords". I.e. identifiers that can have special meaning when used in special locations, but which are otherwise...
  • Dave Massy's Blog

    Ajax == DHTML + XMLHttp

    I'm curious to see the industry attention about something called Ajax lately. Mary Jo Foley writes about it at,1995,1777009,00.asp?kc=MWRSS02129TX1K0000535 and many people are talking about it. It's exciting to...
  • Visual Studio Data

    Dataworks team blog (by yag)

    One of the teams we work really closely with is Dataworks - they're the ones behind ADO.NET. They just started a team blog . First post is by their PUM, Alyssa. Welcome!
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Teh state of spelling in today's phast paste whirled

    So i got this message from a friend on the east coast: until ahe skight thunders torm And it was one of the first times that i've ever had to do a double take when reading an IM from a friend. The problem is that it's soooo close to english that my mind...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Eideh Shoma Mobarak!

    The weather here is awful, and i did most o fmy celebrating last night since it was more conducive than a Sunday night, but still: Happy New Year to all!
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