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  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Spot the Defect, Part Two

    Some fun for a Monday -- for some definition of fun, I suppose. Here's a recent posting to Microsoft's internal Spot The Defect mailing list. HRESULT CInvokeHelper::InvokeHelper(IDispatch *pDisp, long dispid, SAFEARRAY **param1) { HRESULT hr; DISPPARAMS...
  • Dino's Blog

    Cooperative Fiber Mode Sample - Day 1

    Well it’s been a while since I’ve blogged… There’ve been a few distractions, starting with Beta 1, then vacation, and now things are back to normal. So it seems reasonable to blog about something that we’ve just shipped in Whidbey Beta 1: The cooperative...
  • Yves Dolce

    Stan Lippman on STL.NET

    The first article I've seen on that topic:
  • Jesper snackar dynga då och då. Här är beviset.

    A brief history of localized Windows

    It used to be that we either localize a product or we don't. Either you could get Windows 2.10 in Swedish or you couldn't. (You could). Those were the days... Starting with NT 3.5, we started splitting up localization based on SKU. For instance, you could...
  • Scott Woodgate's OutBursts

    Book Update

    Chapter 7 is now in! - which means that all the writing for the book is complete (yippeee). I'll let you know when I get an update on the publication date but at least the most variable time part is now done.
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows XP SP2 - Affected Programs...

    I now have XP SP2 running on all my office and home PC's - everything seems to be working great! - there are some applications that need to be tweaked, these are listed in this eWeek article and this MSFT Knowledge Base Article . - Mike
  • The Old New Thing

    Myth: The /3GB switch lets me map one giant 3GB block of memory

    Just because the virtual address space is 3GB doesn't mean that you can map one giant 3GB block of memory. The standard holes in the virtual address space are still there: 64K at the bottom, and 64K near the 2GB boundary . Moreover, the system DLLs...
  • David Waddleton's Geek Speak

    Add a Quick Poll to Your Web Site

    If you have wanted to examine how to create a Quick Poll for your site, check out this new article on MSDN. Add a Quick Poll to Your Web Site To see examples of this LIVE, attend a MSDN Live event.
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    Back in All Blacks

    So I'm back from vacation and ready to head into work tomorrow. I'm almost over jet lag, but Patrick still thinks his bedtime is his afternoon nap. I slept thru the Tri Nations match yesterday morning, where the New Zealand All Blacks , my new-favorite...
  • Russ' Tool Shed - Russ Fustino

    Hurricane Charley

    This is my first blog and a bit of a somber and thankful one. I live just north of Tampa , Florida and moved down from New England about a year ago. For those that new me up there (about 40,000 developers), I'm OK. The hurricane missed me by about 100...
  • Nothing ventured, nothing gained

    Desiging Datastructures for Longevity

    One of the more problematic areas of long-lived software is the versioning and updating of shared structures. As improvements come to a package, it's inevitable that you'll have to add more fields to a structure. Your structure today may contain two pointers...
  • Srinath Vasireddy

    POSTED: Updater Application Block + BITS2.0 Fix

    Community code fix for "Updater Application Block" for BITS 2.0 breaking changes is posted at
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