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  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    One down, 6,999 to go

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    Well, whadda ya know... Rory is going to work at Microsoft . I think that was a match that everyone knew was going to happen one way or another. Rory has too much talent to not work for the machine. Congratulations, Rory. You're going to love it. What...
  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Replacing my Treo 600

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    Some things are as easy as they should be. Recently the screen on my Treo 600 got injured . Okay, broken. While I have the insurance offered by SprintPCS, I thought for some reason that it didn't cover the screen… when I turned it on and saw the...
  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Meet Peter Stern, designer extraordinaire at MSDN

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    Peter Stern is a designer at MSDN. Aside from being a great User Interface and User Experience designer, I love talking to Peter... his interests are many (surfing is my most recent PS discovery) and varied, and he's always giving me ideas. Just talking...
  • David Waddleton's Geek Speak

    Killer Demos for Developers - MSDN Events (Geek Speak)

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    We've cut 90% of the slides out from the decks and converted our seminars to an 80% demo, 20% slide model. Our team will be delivering a free afternoon session covering these topics in August and September nationwide: Building Custom Controls with...
  • David Waddleton's Geek Speak

    Geek Speak: Cool Tool!!! VisualBlogger 2004

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    I am trying this new tool that is written in .NET that allows the creation of blog entryies that can be posted to multiple Blogs as the same time. If you examine my previous Blog entry you will see that it supports source code formatting for C# and...
  • David Waddleton's Geek Speak

    test

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    This is a sample blog entry using a new tool, called VisualBlogger. 1 Public Class Employee 2 Public Function GetEmployees() As DataSet 3 Dim ds As New DataSet 4 Dim oCon As New SqlConnection(ConfigurationSettings.ConnectionStrings( "NorthwindConnection...
  • Herb Sutter's Blog

    C++ RAII compared with Java Dispose pattern

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    Earlier today I wrote that: “ The C++ destructor model is exactly the same as the Dispose and using patterns, except that it is far easier to use and a direct language feature and correct by default, instead of a coding pattern that is off by default...
  • Herb Sutter's Blog

    More on % (managed reference)

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    Keith Duggar asked: Ok, I'm missing a basic point here. So, out of curiousity: 1) Is there any overhead associated with using 'T%' in place of 'T&'? No. 2) Are there things that can be done with 'T&' that cannot be done with...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    No such thing as a disruptive technology

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    According to PC Magazine’s John Dvorak there is no such thing as a disruptive technology. “The concept of disruptive technology goes to the top of my list as the biggest crock of the new millennium...There is no such thing as a disruptive...
  • Herb Sutter's Blog

    Using % and &

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    This post brings together three related questions and answers posted recently on comp.lang.c++.moderated. They all have to do with the relationship between % (tracking reference) and & (unmanaged reference). First, Dietmar Kuehl asked about this...
  • Herb Sutter's Blog

    The object lifetime issue is the same in C++, Java, C#

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    I’m going to echo various interesting pieces of newsgroup discussion here. Check out the newsgroups for the full threads. On comp.lang.c++.moderated, Dietmar Kuehl <dietmar_kuehl@yahoo.com> wrote: I have thought about integrating GC...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    WebCast Feeds!!!

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    We've made our webcasts available as a RSS feed on ths blog site. Every month we'll post the upcoming month's webcasts here for MSDN, MSDN Architecture Webcasts including patterns & practices live! webcasts , TechNet, Security, Office Systems, and...
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