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  • Buggin' My Life Away

    Not Das Boot

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    Not Das Boot Matt Evans, a developer in the Great Plains group, has started blogging , and he opens up with a tale of woes involving a Mac that wouldn't boot. Since few Mac people are likely to get the whole blogs.msdn.com feed...
  • Rob Caron

    On Technical Writing

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    Jean-Luc David , a published author of books and articles , shares some of his advice on technical writing: On Technical Writing Apart from the work I do as a freelance developer, I enjoy writing books and articles for a variety of publications including...
  • One Louder

    Trackbacks and links..a nice way to say "thanks"

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    When you first start blogging, it's a little tough to get a sense of whether you are connecting with your readers...and who they are exactly. Sometimes it feels like you are talking to yourself...at least until you feel like you have really found your...
  • Dan Fernandez's Blog

    Quick information on Generics

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    Update Jan 7, 2005 : Generics will be CLS Compliant! I've recently received a couple of questions on how generics will be supported across languages so I thought I would point out Julie Lerman's blog entry on the subject of C#, VB, and J# support for...
  • Evan's Weblog of Tech and Life

    Hodgepodge...

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    I was going to blog about the SpaceShipOne but everyone else in the world has already talked about it. I was also going to mention that I had worked at NASA previously with Astronauts, ran an experiment in space and got to experience the thrills of the...
  • Dan Fernandez's Blog

    What do you want to hear about Java Migration?

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    I'm giving a talk for TechEd Europe at the end of next week and, while I have a good idea of what I think I need to talk about, I would love to get some advice on what you think would make the session really valuable. Session Title : Migrating MSJVM...
  • Matt Evans's Weblog

    Mac OS X - when it doesn't "just work"

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    My wife, mother in law, father in law, and sister in law all grew up using Macs. I grew up using various unix machines. I had to say that I was excited, if for no other reason than family tech support, to see that OS9 would be leaving our home and theirs...
  • Rob Caron

    PREfast: Less Bugs, More Reliability

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    In an earlier post , I pointed to an article on Righting Software that I found on the Microsoft Research Publications feed. Over on the Microsoft Research News and Headlines feed I found this item on PREfast, which is one of the static code analysis tools...
  • Software Test Engineering @ Microsoft

    Encarta 2005 RTM

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    Have you ever read Tracy Kidder's The Soul of a New Machine ? I had the chance to read it for a freshman year college course. I found it to be one of the most compelling books I'd read in my life. It details the journey of Data General engineers devoting...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Half-Life 2

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    I have to admit, I'm looking forward to Half-Life 2 . My wife was a tester on the Half-Life: Day One. She had to play through with only a crowbar, because they hadn't finished coding up the firearms or first-aid stations. Even when they added the pistol...
  • GrantRi's WebLog [MS]

    Exception Handling (Part 1 of 2)

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    Anybody that done any programming on .NET has probably used some EH at least once or twice. It all seems pretty natural and straight forward. Well, I'm glad we can fool so many of you into thinking it's easy. What follows is a gross-over-simplification...
  • Matt Powell

    WSE 2.0 Documentation is Now Online

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    We finally got the WSE 2.0 documentation up in the online MSDN library. If you haven't noticed, this is the first time we have had the WSE documentation in the library. I think we have everything in order now so that we will have WSE docs in the MSDN...
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