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  • Software & Services - Bret Grinslade

    MSN Search now live

    I have been using the MSN Search service in its beta form for several months. To be 100% honest here, I started using it primarily because I work for Microsoft, but I was also very curious to see how the MSN search folks were doing. I know some of the...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Lost in the Zone...

    Last night, I finally beat my Twilight Zone, and got into "Lost in the Zone" multiball. I made good progress the first couple of weeks, but recently I'd been hampered by the current location of the machine (due to remodelling), which leaves it slightly...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Why does "using" only import types, not namespaces?

    Given a type named: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection The following works: using System.Data.SqlClient; ... SqlConnection connection; But this is an error: using System.Data; ... SqlClient.SqlConnection connection; Why? Well, the rule is that C# only...
  • Australian Microsoft Recruitment Web Log

    Some photos of our honeymoon in Bora Bora Tahiti.....

    A picture from our overwater bungalow. From the beach bungalow Steve and I having dinner Not the honeymoon - one of my Moo's from our farm in Canowindra.
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    Stress-driven development

    Grady Booch  notes a great post by ckw on Stress-driven development. I've long been an advocate of reversing the "premature optimization is evil" mantra when it comes to the design of system architecture.   In my recent past life in building enterprise...

    Office 2003 XML Reference Schemas

    Everything you every wanted to know about them is located here: Office 2003 XML Reference Schemas Microsoft offers open and royalty-free documentation and licenses for the Microsoft Office 2003 XML Reference Schemas. These Reference Schemas include...
  • Brad Abrams

    Houston Area presenation: Effective .NET Framework based development: Exception handing and Memory Management

    As part of my FrontLine trip I will be speaking at the Houston Dot Net Users Group …If you are in the area, please come! Oh, and this is co-sponsored with the HAL-PC Beginning C# SIG at the same time and same place. So show up to either! (I should be...
  • Slava Oks's WebLog

    Memory Pressure - Classified

    So far I touched on subjects that have been widely discussed in the industry. Today I would like to talk about a subject that you would hardly find information about: memory pressure.. On a surface the subject appears simple but in reality this is not...

    AWStats Exploits on Apache/Linux

    It looks like a vulnerability in the AWStats tool that runs on Apache is causing some troubles for people who aren't patched to the latest version. I woundn't mention it normally as this runs on Linux, but I've seen at least one person who's blog server...

    New MSN Search

    It looks like this released. I'm pretty excited about this because I use MSN Explorer and it wasn't as convenient to hit the beta page from that browser as it is to use the MSN Search Toolbar . You can find an article about it here: Microsoft antes...
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog


    About fourteen months ago, David Trowbridge of patterns & practices introduced me to a guy working in their testing group named Larry Brader. David is one of the primary authors of p&p's Enterprise Solution Patterns and Integration Patterns books...
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    Just a reminder that my immediate colleagues in the Visual Studio Class Designer team have a community chat tonight.   Chat with members of the Class Designer team. Class Designer offers visualization features to help you understand, design, and refactor...
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