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  • Chris Johnson

    XPrize attempt...

    This has got to be the most exciting advancement in the non-government sponsored space race. Funded by Microsoft founder Paul Allen ... first attempt tomorrow to launch and complete a 100km high MANNED sub-orbital mission...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Cool new toys on the horizon

    I’m not an evangelist like Scoble , but I do love toys. And you get to work on a lot of really cool toys in the multimedia group J A couple of months ago I was redirected from working on Longhorn to work on a project code named Fjord. Fjord’s...
  • VSIDE's WebLog

    App Building (Feature requests anyone? :))

    Hi there, my name is Krassimir. I'm on the CoreIDE team. We are about to do some app building. App building is basically taking some time to write code and test the IDE end to end. We are usually writing tools that we can later use at work. This...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog


    I hate hydraulic elevators. Really I do. My building has 4 of them, and they work intermittently at best. My personal favorite is #4, which I call the moaner. You get in it, punch the floor and it starts groaning at you. All the way up it groans and moans...
  • Tim Sneath

    TechEd Europe T-7 Days!

    Just seven days to go before the start of TechEd Europe! The session voting is now complete : over 1100 of you took the time to pre-select which sessions you were likely to attend. Nobody is tied to the choices they made, of course, but this information...
  • Antimail

    Another way to expose a COM/.NET DLL assembly as a secure DCOM service

    In my last post I mentioned a simple way to expose a .NET class under a secure DCOM connection. That particular method works best if the class that you securely exposed through DCOM lives in your own EXE service (which is written in C# for example). But...
  • Loosely Coupled Thinking

    "Compliance works like Death" says AMR Research

    Now that I have your attention...John Hagerty, vice president of AMR Research is quoted in a recent article in Compliance Pipeline : "Compliance works like death - the first emotions felt are shock and anger, and then those feelings move on to ones...
  • jeff's WebLog

    what have i been up to?

    In May I was in STL, visiting my family and friends. This past week in of June, I was in NYC visiting friends, visiting museums , eating good food , drinking lots of Hoegaarden and Guinness . Between STL and NYC I went to the Van Gogh exhibit at the Seattle...
  • jeff's WebLog

    windows xp sp2 rc2

    I have been slacking in the posting department during my recent travels. RC2 shipped last week, while I was in NYC. Others have spoken about it. I will describe briefly what changed wrt pop-up blocker. But first a warning: everyday we have an internal...
  • David Kline

    Deserializing OR'ed flags without the XmlSerializer

    Most applications need to save state from time to time. On the full .NET Framework, this is quite easy, just use the XmlSerializer to serialize your state object. On the .NET Compact Framework, there is no public XmlSerializer (at least, not for version...
  • shawn's blog

    SpaceshipOne did it!

    This is just so durn cool. Congrads to Paul Allen, Dick Ratan, and everyone else involved. Mike Melville (the pilot) made it to 68 miles up. I thought it was cool when one of the rockets I built made it to 17,000 feet – this just blows my mind…
  • Rob Caron

    New to Me: Microsoft Invited to Join Eclipse Foundation

    According to this eWeek article , the new director of the Eclipse Foundation is interested in having Microsoft join the project. Eclipse Director Targets Microsoft In an interview last week with eWEEK, Eclipse Executive Director Mike Milinkovich said...
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