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  • Junfeng Zhang's Windows Programming Notes

    Assemblies in GAC and their dependencies

    Global Assembly Cache (GAC) is a machine wide central repository of shared components. For that matter maybe GAC should really be called Global Assembly Store. But for historically reason GAC is called Global Assembly Cache, and will be kept as it is...
  • load of tosh

    OWA Theme Fun

    Nino Bilic provides the cool images and css for the OWA XBOX theme in a recent entry on the Exchange blog. Back in early 2003 when we were finishing up development on the product and many mailboxes at Microsoft were dogfooding our bits, OWA dev decided...
  • Objective Disclosures

    Virtualized Experimentational Instances

    I don't know if you've been spending much time working with any of the .NET 2.0 based systems we are building (Longhorn, Yukon, Whidbey ), but I've been working with some form of them for about a year and a half now. One of the difficulties I've had is...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    My wife used to have an inkjet printer that refused to pick up paper. I'd clean the print path, and it would behave okay for a couple of weeks before it needed another cleaning. Each time, I tried to figure out how I could fix it permanently. And each...
  • load of tosh

    US & Iraq Opening Ceremonies Photo

    I came across this photo of the US and Iraqi Olympic delegations at the opening ceremonies via this blog . Thought it was cool and interesting enough to share. Spending most of the weekend watching Olympic coverage. USA basketball comes on in a second...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Skype Gives Telcos a Wake-Up Call

    ""One day, we will look back and wonder why we ever paid for phone service, in the same way that we now look back and wonder why we ever paid for e-mail," says Steve Jurvetson, a managing partner at venture-capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson. His firm...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Stopping BitTorrent distro of SP2...wrong? I don't think so.

    John Dvorak is apparently of the opinion that it was “wrong on so many levels” for Microsoft to tell file-swapper sites to stop distributing XP SP2 via BitTorrent. I heartily disagree. Microsoft is already battling a perception that our software...
  • Reckless

    Jorgen and I in an interview with Web

    Here is a slice of some of Jorgen's and my thoughts on MS and Web services.
  • Reckless

    What is the Dev Con?

    XML and Web Services Technology to fill your head and possibly make it burst 1 track 1 room 1 chief anta protagonist - Chris Sells 16 speakers from across the industry 130 devs and architects working on XML or Web Services based solutions (If you are...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    How are you watching the 'Pics?

    The olympics that is. This weekend has been a pretty solid block of watching on all the channels that carry it for me. Unfortunately, i was not consulted about the schedule and it appears as though there are going to be games broadcast while I'm at work...
  • Junfeng Zhang's Windows Programming Notes

    Funny Techie Stories

    Speaking of funny technology related stories, PC Magazine had a column under Personal Technology section, called Backspace . It really gave me good laugh. Too bad they discontinued it.
  • greggm's WebLog


    A couple weeks ago I was talking to a couple developers from other companies. We were talking about the debugger, which is always one of my favorite topics of discussion. They said one thing very surprising – they didn't get how they could look at a minidump...
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