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  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Hey, why am I leaking all my BSTR's?

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    IMHO, every developer should have a recent copy of the debugging tools for windows package installed on their machine (it's updated regularly, so check to see if there's a newer version). One of the most useful leak tracking tools around is a wonderfully...
  • Brad Abrams

    Games in managed code

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    A guy on my team just noticed that Arena Wars! is new game writing in managed code…. Has anyone tried it? How is the perf? Does managed code make a good gaming platform? What are some other grames written in managed code?
  • One Louder

    Great article today on building morale

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    In the ERE daily newsletter, David Lee asks " Are you Really Serious About Improving Morale?" . David posits that "goodies, gimmicks, and gala events" don't work (gotta agree with him there...these things can be fun but don't have a long-lasting impact...
  • Chris Johnson

    A must have for global mobile workers

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    Was pointed to this little gaget on a email list at work. This has got to be a must have for any global mobile worker. I have often been wandering around airports and cities wondering where i can get a Wi-Fi connection. This little key ring gaget provides...
  • Mai-lan's Visio Blog

    Fast Visio Flowcharts

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    Here’s what I do if I want to create a simple but good-lookin’ Visio flowchart FAST. I’ve marked formatting steps as [OPTIONAL] since they aren’t required to put together the flowchart itself. 1) Finding the stencil: Open the Business Process | Basic...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Random thoughts before I ramble on...

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    It's been hard to focus on writing a post in the last week as I have been thinking about getting work done before I leave on my three week trip to the UK and Ireland . Well, that and I haven't had anything profound to say. I have had a few moments and...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Popeye the Laptop ?

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    MIT Works to Power Computers With Spinach eWeek - 9/27/2004 MIT researchers say they have used spinach to harness a plant's ability to convert sunlight into energy for the first time, creating a device that may one day power laptops, mobile phones and...
  • Krzysztof Cwalina

    Design Guidelines Digest

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    Lots of people have asked me to create a short version of the Design Guidelines. Here it is. You can also email me directly at kcwalina@microsoft.com if you would like to get an MS Word copy of the digest, hich has a bit better formatting. [UPDATE...
  • Jason Barile - Testing Testing

    What's in a name - redux

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    A while back, I asked what people wanted us to call our command line application. Today, we're using "h.exe" as a placeholder. Well, I'm happy to announce we've reached a decision and are now planning to call it "tf.exe", as in " T eam F oundation". So...
  • Mai-lan's Visio Blog

    Visio SP 1 Administrator Install Questions

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    I heard in email from a blog user asking: 1) How best to determine what SP is installed? 2) How to determine the path to where the app is installed (is there a reg key separate from the office key)? Sounded like a pretty common question that IT admins...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Exactly what is "Over The Top"

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    On the Northwest Rocketry mailing list, there are sometimes discussion as to what qualifies as "over the top". Here's an example in a related field.
  • .NET Security Blog

    Why Can't I Change the KeySize of Asymmetric Algoritms or: The Joys of Backwards Compatibility

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    Here's a little quirk that can definitely cause a lot of confusion. When I run the following code snippet, what do you suppose the output will be: RSA rsa = new RSACryptoServiceProvider ( ) ; Console . WriteLine ( rsa . KeySize ) ; rsa . KeySize = 4096;...
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