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  • Out in the Street

    Road Trip!

    Woo-hoo! The drought is over ...
  • Cool Client Stuff

    Localization in Whidbey

    Before I describe how Windows Forms localization works in Whidbey, let us first take a look at how it works in VS 2002/2003. Consider a Form with a Button control on it. When you mark it Localizable = True in the property grid, the designer generates...
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    NZ Is Done, Off to Australia

    My presentations at TechEd New Zealand went well. At TechEd US, I was more comfortable doing the Data in SOA talk and it got a slightly higher eval score. Of course, that was the talk that I was expecting to do and that I had spent some time writing new...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Make me an offer I can't refuse

    For 13 years, Persian rugs made in Iran were banned from the U.S. market. The embargo was lifted in April 2000 and there's been a rise in imports of these amazing pieces. Before the 1987 embargo, rugs from Iran, were famous for their beauty and high quality...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    HELP!!! Finder has gone insane!!!

    Ok, serious problem happening and I hope someone out there can help explain it to me or tell me a solution. Starting yesterday the Finder in OSX started sucking up every last free bit of CPU. I tried killing it, but it would just restart with the same...
  • Cyrus' Blather


    Just had one of those supremely weird waking moments where you rmind has difficulty getting a hold on reality. I woke up looking at my alarm clock and noticed that it said EO:E. In my somnolent state I know that something was wrong, but I couldn't quite...
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    Registration, Welcome Reception, Mappoint Launch Dinner -TechEd Day 0

    So, I'm in my hotel room getting ready for my powernap, and I have to put down some thoughts on Day 0. My day started at 8am, catching up with MS Staff and partners, such as the team from dotnet solutions who were busy setting up their booth - well...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Doom 3 is Fantastic

    I’ve been both a game developer and a game player for a long time now, and like the rest of the world, I’ve been looking forward to the release of Doom 3 . It went on sale today in the United States, and I picked up my copy at Best Buy . I’ve...
  • Sam Mullis

    YAHTB - Yet Another Hatteras Test Blogger

    Hello from Research Triangle Park , NC , home of the Visual Studio 2005 Team System Source Control development team. I am a tester on the Hatteras team. I have been with Microsoft since September of last year. Prior to Microsoft, I was a system...
  • Simon Hoare's WebLog

    My Development Toolbox

    Here's a list of tools out there that I find invaluable in my day to day development tasks: IIS Admin Helps get over Windows XP's version IIS limitations by quickly swaping IIS instance from the system tray .NET Reflector Object browser with available...
  • The Idle Thread

    I guess it's time for my first IE SP2 Code dump... Programmatically changing the Popup Blocker Exceptions list...

    Ok, this idea came through when I was wondering if I could automate the process of adding exceptions to the Popup Blocker Exceptions list . Now, I know that we can make a group policy for this, or we could open up IE and insert the items through the UI...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    3 days and counting...

    Friday morning at 6:00 AM (!) I leave on my ride to Vancouver, BC. I'll ride about 109 miles on Friday (105 plus 4 miles to my hotel), and then another 82 on Saturday. That will total somewhere around 190 miles total, assuming I don't get lost. I feel...
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