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  • Geek Runs Through My Veins

    Whidbey Documentation Bug Helps Solve a WaitAll ApplicationException

    An ISV Buddy emailed me about a problem he was experiencing with ManualR esetEvents and WaitHandle.WaitAll. He was creating and populating an array of ManualResetEvents, where each ManualResetEvent was being passed to a different thread that called Set...
  • Outside The Cube

    Software: XML Paper Specification...

    Jerry Dunietz - XML Paper Specification interview and demo...
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    WPF and the CLR

    A while back, someone asked me whether Windows Presentation Foundation calls any private APIs in the CLR. The answer is no, we don't use any CLR APIs you couldn't call yourself. Although the question motivated me to ask around about what features in the...
  • Tim Sneath

    Metro Video now Online on Channel 9

    A while ago Charles Torre and I shot a video with Jerry Dunietz, one of the principal architects for Metro (now more correctly known as the XML Paper Specification or XPS). Metro is a major new advance that integrates display and document infrastructure...
  • Tim Sneath

    Vacation and Vista

    I've been on vacation for the last two weeks in Oregon. I always thought Oregon was a somewhat nondescript state to act as a buffer between Washington and California; a close friend who hails from the area was so incensed with my dismissal of their home...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Coelacanthe (George Hrab)

    I found out about George Hrab from an interview on the Skepticality podcast. George is an interesting fellow. He's the drummer for the Philadelphia Fund Authority . And he writes music and words for his own albums, which has a decidedly skeptical bent...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Review: Waltham (Waltham)

    Last week, I spent some time listening to the Rock and Roll Geek Show Indie Cast . One of the featured bands was Waltham , a band named after their hometown in Massachusetts. Michael, if I recall correctly, played two songs - Cheryl (come and take a ride...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Working for Microsoft?

    The Windows Compute Cluster Edition (CCE) team is looking to fill some pretty exciting open slots in the product and in the test team for CCE. If you go to and enter HPC as keyword you should find quite a few open positions (You bet we will ship the stuff early 2006!). Most of the jobs are in Redmond, WA. This is your opportunity to join an extremely motivated team of very smart girls and guys working on Microsoft latest addition to the Windows Server family. In case you a...
  • Eugenio Pace

    Missed the previous CAB webcast? here's another opportunity...

    Don't miss our web cast next Thursday 11th. 10:30 am (PST, GMT -8). Ron Jacobs and Peter Provost will host a deep technical presentation on the block (level 300). Ron and Peter will also show some of the Labs we used in the Instructor Led Training...
  • Benjamin Wright-Jones

    SSIS Perf Counters & New CLR Whitepaper

    There are many things to investigate if you are worried about SSIS performance or would like to optimise package execution. One of the things to take a look at is the SSIS Pipeline events in performance monitor. There is a counter called Buffers Spooled...
  • I'm not a Klingon ( )

    New XPSP2 Locales Available

    If you aren't playing with Windows Vista Beta 1 or Microsoft.Net v2 Custom Locales/Cultures, you can still get some support for new locales in XPSP2. A download for the following locales was posted today:
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    RSVP 2005 non-trip report

    I joined somewhere around 900 other riders on RSVP this past weekend, for my second time in as many years, and I'm now recuperating in sunny Walnut Creek, CA. I had intended to write a general ride report, something like, I did last year . Though restricting...
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