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  • jeff's WebLog

    recently consumed culture

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    Wicked was a very clever take on The Wizard of Oz and a great vehicle for exploring the nature of evil. The new McSweeney's is something no comic lover should be without. Wonderland seemed to me to be a sentimental waste of time, but some people go in...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    New Life

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    My wife Jennifer and I are proud to announce the birth of our first child: Kiera Elizabeth Parnell Kiera joined us on Saturday, August 7, 2004 at 6:27PM at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, WA. Kiera Facts 8lbs 14oz at birth 21.5...
  • Peter Stern's WebLog

    SVG to XAML conversion tool

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    In response to my last post (gradients are kicking my ass) DonXML has uploaded versions of his SharpVectors project that will run on the WinHec build. I’ve just started testing it and so far I’m getting mixed results. Some of the gradients...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    Speaking on SOA at the Chattanooga .NET User Group 08/10/2004

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    I am speaking at the Chattanooga .NET User Group tomorrow, August 10th. I had a heck of a time coming up with a topic, and decided to put together a session on SOA that fills the gaps between Metropolis and HST . This session is titled “The Pipes...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Special birthday presents for her...

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    (Kim, make sure you don't read this, as it will ruin the surprise) My wife's birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks. I generally do a decent job at presents (how many other guys do you know that got their wife a trebuchet?), but I decided I needed...
  • jeff's WebLog

    windows xp service pack 2 rtm

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    As just about everybody knows by now, SP2 has been released to manufacturing. For those of you who are IT professionals and developers, you can download the full SP2 install here . Or if you are one of those bleeding-edge types who just cannot wait for...
  • joc's bLog

    Will someone turn the volume down

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    Yeah, my blog has been a bit quiet lately. Simple reason is I'm a new dad. One of my colleagues, Matt Pietrek , commented that what I'd really really need in the first few years is a custom debugger display rule to let me inspect the current state of...
  • Being Scott Densmore

    New Idea for XmlComments

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    Now that the InfoPath team has release the new SDK, I am inspired to do something new. I love the fact that we have XmlComments in C# and that it has the support including comments from external files. This makes it easier to separate the comments so...
  • Luke Nyswonger

    The QuickStart Guide to Installing & Configuring BizTalk Server 2004 for Windows Server 2003

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    Updated 1/26/05 w/ SP1 information . The following guide provides you with the information you need to build a complete BizTalk Server Proof of Concept (POC) running on Windows Server 2003. You will go from FDISK to a “Hello World“ BizTalk Orchestration...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    More Windows XP Service Pack 2 Information

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    From another helpful e-mail that we're sending to our customers: Microsoft has made several Windows XP Service Pack 2 resources available to help customers evaluate and deploy Windows XP Service Pack 2. Customers are encouraged to review these resources...
  • One Louder

    "Sponsored Links" are freaking me out!

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    Now that I have had my Tivo for a few months, I have been getting used to a life with less advertising. My ability to fast forward through commercials plus my use of software that blocks pop-up advertisements, has really limited the number of marketing...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Interesting (and remarkably simple) solution for hidden root kit files

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    Microsoft Research has a short but sweet paper on using hackers' tricks against them, including using differential file system scans (using WinDiff) from infected vs. clean OS boots to detect hidden files. A good read if you're determined to attempt cleanup...
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