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  • Matt Powell

    Taking the Dentist Thing One Step Further

    Chris' post on trauma at the dentist reminded me of my mother's recent experience - not with the dentist actually, but with the evil little tools of torture they use (this post is not for the squeamish). My mom is undergoing chemotherapy (nasty pills...
  • One Louder

    Conducting a job search over the holidays...good idea or waste of time?

    This question is unofficially raised this time of year. Despite the fact that you are going to wait until the last minute before implementing that new years' resolution, should you even bother starting your job search during the holidays. Actually, you...

    Security Chat this Thursday

    The next Mike Nash Security Chat is Thursday this week. Don't miss it. These have been really good. :) MSDN Chat: Ask Candid Questions About Security in Microsoft Products Join Mike Nash, Vice President for the Microsoft Security Business Unit...
  • Mike Wasson's Blog

    Loading X-Files from resources

    I found lots ot tutorials on the Web about loading X-Files from files, but nothing about loading them from application resources. First, add the x-file to your resources file. In the Resources window, select Add Resources. In the "Add Resource" dialog...
  • MSDN Student Flash

    More Imagine Cup - who's competing?

    When the competition rounds heat up we'll use this space to do running commentaries and leader boards. But until then, here's an interesting look at where students are coming from to register for the competitions. Special note to Cal and Cal Poly Pomona...
  • MSDN Student Flash

    Geek of the Week: Jennifer Chang, San Jose State

    INTRODUCING: Hola! My name is Chia-chen Chang, a.k.a. Jennifer. I am a graduate student at San Jose State University in San Jose , California . I am a Microsoft Student Ambassador as well as a Teaching Assistant for three classes, including a .NET class...
  • MSDN Student Flash

    Insomniac Nation - updates

    Just some completely random cool links I came across Microsoft ’s Ian McDonald is blogging – he knows a thing or two about shipping products (think: Windows) Can’t get enough of Cryptonomicon? Read Slashdot’s interview with Neal Stephenson If you haven...
  • MSDN Student Flash

    The Buzz - ConferenceXP

    Conference XP is an initiative from Microsoft Research to push the boundaries of collaboration in the classroom, through distance learning, and more. It’s the type of classroom your professors would droll over! Download the latest version of the client...
  • MSDN Student Flash

    Imagine Cup Updates

    Into Software Design ? Download the sample application spec now (OneNote format). Like gaming ? Jump over to Project Hoshimi , learn the backstory, download the SDK and get started. The Visual Gaming invitational is now taking submissions. --Kevin (Microsoft...
  • Matt Powell

    National Weather (Web) Service

    NOAA is doing XML! It does my heart well to see our government going the SOAP route. Get your official NOAA forecast. And as Kent mentions , although they are SOAP, they decided they would use RPC/Encoded instead of Document/Literal. Oh well. At least...
  • JasonMcC's WebLog

    Web Services Enhancements 2.0 gets an update

    Web Services Enhancements (WSE) is a vehicle for Microsoft to get the most recent implementation of the WS-* specifications out to our developers. Eventually, all of the WS specs will be supported inside of Indigo, until then, we bring out these API’s...
  • Evan's Weblog of Tech and Life

    Playing with MSN Spaces

    So I've set up a purely personal blog on MSN. The picture management capability is interesting as it's a lot easier than having my own website (which I haven't updated in eons). I'm thinking that maybe I'll give up my vanity domain and just simply use...
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