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  • John's Blog

    Gadgets: Cheap SPOT watches

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    If you think you might like the idea of owning a SPOT Smart Watch, but don't want to spent more than, say, $100, here are two deals that will get you started from half that amount. And as you can have two watches per MSN Direct account, you can always...
  • Antimail

    Little math problem

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    OK, probably you already had your latte this morning but here is nice puzzle: Let's say that a rectangle is "rational" if the ratio between the width and height is a rational number. Now, proof that a rectangle is rational if and only if the rectangle...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    What's with those "break" statements?

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    One comment from my recent post was big enough to handle separately... Thomas wrote : I'll second the break statement. Why is it really necessary? Haven't you guys got enough feedback to acknowledge that wasn't the brightest move? You say it is there...
  • Live Search

    MSN Bombs & Rumors

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    As you would imagine, the launch of a new MSN Search Beta brought lots of conspiracy theories out into the open, and between the alleged flights of black helicopters, I thought I would give you guys some of the facts. We have the first set of reported...
  • vincem's WebLog

    A little History

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    Education B.S. Engineering Physics, Oregon State University, 1989 - course work included several classes in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Employment Hired as an Hardware Support intern at Microsoft in 1989 as I was going to return to OSU for a...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Good idea - SMS message per bank card transaction

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    Via Adverblog : "Spanish bank Bankinter has launched an sms based service to inform people each time their bank card is used. As MarketingDirecto (in Spanish) explains this service has the objective to let people know on time if their card has been stolen...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    C# - What's wrong with this code? - #1 (Answer)

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    Thanks for all the responses. There were many correct ones, and a number that I want to at least comment on. Plus one that will get its own post... If you've written Win32 code, you've probably written code like: result = ::CallWin32Function(); if (!result...
  • vincem's WebLog

    The Build Master Book - Microsoft's SCM Best Practices

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    Well I know I've been lame about getting this blog started but I have been very pre-occupied with writing a build book - "The Build Master" will be complete at the end of January 2005 and be available from Addison-Wesley in March 2005. (IN MICROSOFT FASHION...
  • Visual Studio Data

    I'm heading to India! (by yag)

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    Steven Lees (Group Program Manager for Visual Basic) and I are heading to India as part of the latest phase of the Visual Basic World Tour . Here's the basic schedule: Bangalore - November 30 thru December 1 Mumbai - December 1 - December 2 Chennai -...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Microsoft Word 2003: WordProcessingML Transform Inference Tool

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    OK- things are getting really exciting in the Word development universe. I am really happy to announce that we have published the WordProcessingML Transform Inference Tool . What good is it? Let me give you a scenario. Say you have a bunch of XML files...
  • William J. Steele's WebLog

    Developing the next round of content.

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    Well, I spent this week in Redmond developing the content for January-March of 05. You're going to love it. We've put together a great session on building WinForms applications... and some cool ones I might add... and a session on debugging ASP.NET applications...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    XBOX 2 ?

    • 40 Comments
    Engadget have an article running that talks about potential specs for the next version of XBOX - check it out . Here's how the next generation of XBOX *might* look. - Mike
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