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  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    Updater Application Block 2.0 Released

    For those of you that have not seen the Version 2.0 of the Updater Application Block has been released. Check it out here . The Updater block is one of my favorite pieces of of the Enterprise Library . If you are have not heard about the Updater block...
  • The Old New Thing

    The great Alaskan ice sculpture

    A giant tower of ice....
  • The Old New Thing

    Windows NT Security in Theory and Practice

    A well-written series of articles on the Windows NT security model....
  • Adventures In SoftwareLand

    Virtual PC 2004 continues to rock my world...

    Just a quick note to developers who have not yet discovered Virtual PC 2004... do it now! I continue to be amazed by this product and how it has transformed my daily work experience. I'm able to have multiple Whidbey builds, multiple operating systems...
  • Ken Levy's Blog

    CIA World Factbook

    Last year when I was doing research online for my June 2004 trip around Europe , I was searching maps online and found a great map on the CIA (U.S. Central Intelligence Agency) web site. I was surprised to find it was part of a great resource online called...
  • Engine Watch

    beginner: sql 2005 profiler

    MVP Bill Graziano's PASS 2004 presentation on " Trace and Profiler in SQL Server 2005 " Slides for download: A little bit from here:
  • Cool Client Stuff

    Do you really need a custom CodeDomSerializer?

    When you author a new component for .NET for which you want to offer a smooth user experience within the Visual Studio designers, you may find you need to write a few more classes to get it working the way you want. For example, you may need to write...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Mid-Atlantic Code Camp Call for Speakers

    Mid-Atlantic Code Camp needs your help to be a success. If you know development, and want to share that knowledge with your peers, then we want you! To submit a session for the Mid-Atlantic Code Camp, please download the session submission form , fill...
  • Cyrus' Blather


    Ok, the Xine install has been going on for like 30 minutes now and doesn't seem to have any end in site (it's currently configuring libxine1). I'm also not seeing items saved to my desktop actually showing up on my desktop. (i can see them from inside...
  • BCL Team Blog

    Play the CLR acronym game! [Brad Abrams]

    One of my pet peeves is seeing people use obscure managed code related terms incorrectly. So, I thought I’d make a little game out of it… Can you match the term to their usage correct? Terms: CLR CLS CTS CLI CER Fill in the blank: The __ is a contract...
  • Cyrus' Blather


    Ok, wanted to install Xine, based on the recommendation of one of the posters. I opened synaptic and got a message saying dpkg had been interrupted and i needed to run: "dpkg --configure -a" Ok, slightly offputting. If i'm a a regular user i'm going to...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Large update - slow machine

    So i noticed a new icon on my status bar tonight. Nestled between the GAIM status icon and the Network status icon was a completely unidentifiable blob. When i hovered over it i saw "There are 173 Updates available". A-ha! I'd now dicovered the "synaptic...
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