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  • MSDN Student Flash

    Advice for Students in Computer Science

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    Joel on Software has a nice write up with a lot of great information for students pursuing a degree in the computer science field. --Eric (Grand Valley State University)
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    Last high quality photo lab closed on the Eastside

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    Overlake Photo that I have been using for quite some time is going out of business due to digital pressure. No more quality film development close to work :-(. Now I'll have to either use mail order (most probably) or drive all the way to Seattle Photobition...
  • Kam VedBrat

    Upgrading MCE...

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    I had the pleasure of upgrading my media center pc over the holiday break... it took a lot of work - but the reward is great. First the ugly part - My big motivation for moving to MCE2005 was dual-tuner support. Wednesday is becoming ground-zero for me...
  • The Far Corner of the EEC

    A Busman's Holiday

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    From the Merriam-Webster Online dictionary : busman's holiday: a holiday spent in following or observing the practice of one's usual occupation. I just returned from a week at my Dad and Kathy's home in Connecticut. The week was a relaxing one, Dad and...
  • Ozzie Rules Blogging

    Volume Shadow Copy SDK

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    The typical method of accessing Volume Shadow Copy functionality is to use the WMI classes (listed below) but if you are a hardware vendor or just like writing device drivers then you will want access to the direct Win32 calls and I just tracked down...
  • Kam VedBrat

    Customer Service - 1 for 1

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    So the nifty audiovox smartphone broke down on New Years Day. Was out for walk around Greenlake with my wife and took the phone out of my pocket to see the time and discovered it was off. So I turned it on - got the Audiovox splashscreen followed by the...
  • Arpan Shah's Blog

    Tsunami Relief

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    The Tsunami destruction here has been devastating. Over 140,000 people are reported dead in several countries with the toll still rising; over 95 quakes have been recorded in the last one week since the magnitude 9.0 earthquake. I encourage everyone to...
  • shawn's blog

    Happy New Year. Maybe Next Year.

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    I’ve been through at least five hurricanes, including Hurricane Andrew. I’ve watched tornados tear lives apart. I always maintained control by focusing on the statistics – how fast the storms were tracking ,etc. Until this morning, I’ve...
  • Michał Cierniak

    Secure CRT

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    One of the cool new things we are doing in the security push is the conversion of all uses of potentially unsafe CRT (C Runtime) functions to their new, safe counterparts. When we think of unsafe CRT functions, we usually think of string manipulation...
  • Michał Cierniak

    CLR Security Push

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    I have been recently coordinating much of the efforts on the CLR dev team related to the security push. The security push is a period of a few weeks for all groups involved in Whidbey to let us focus on making Whidbey more secure. There was recently a...
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    NOAA Weather Forecast Web Service

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    Some time ago I published a Web user control that employed NOAA Web Service and displayed weather forecast. Since then I received a few emails from those folks who downloaded the control with complaints that it stopped working. The reason was always the...
  • Randy Holloway at Microsoft

    Need a bluetooth headset for my Audiovox SMT 5600

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    I'm looking for a headset for my phone - something that is relatively small, has decent talk time, and is fairly inexpensive. Please leave a comment with any recommendations/suggestions/advice. Thanks. [Cross-posted to clrsql.com and blogs.msdn.com ]
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