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  • atmosphere - the developer blog of Bernard Wong

    United States Patent 6,754,472

    just last week, an interesting patent was granted (to Microsoft Corp. as assignee) for “ Method and apparatus for transmitting power and data using the human body ”, described as follows in its abstract: Methods and apparatus for distributing...
  • Johan Lindfors

    Euro 2004

    Sweden is out, Holland beat us after penalty shots... I'm sad, going to bed... next week is the last before vacation! J
  • Michael Howard's Web Log

    Some of the new stuff in Windows XP SP2

    We're on the home stretch for Windows XP SP2! I can't begin to tell you what a relief it is to see it almost done. Anyone, over the next few weeks I want to outline some of the new features in the product. Ok, here's the the first, I call it protecting...
  • FrankPr's World of Devices

    German Channel 9, maybe?

    We ( German community evangelists ) are discussing whether we should create a German section of the recently launched and already popular Channel 9 on MSDN . Stay tuned for more.
  • Powertoys WebLog

    Send F1 Searches Online to Google with this Macro

    Marty wrote a Macro for VS that performs a google search on the current F1 keyword in the IDE. Check it out for yourself here: This is pretty cool, but what impressed me was the quick...
  • Vittorio Bertocci


    Clemens introduces FABRIQ . From the GDN FABRIQ workspace home : > FABRIQ is a high-performance, one-way, queuing-network like messaging architecture with accompanying reference implementation. we will watch its career with great interest! [who...
  • Brad Abrams

    Once you start looking...

    I recently got an email from a reader asking if I notice non-software related design mistakes…. Of course I do! I strongly believe that once you start thinking about the world from a user centered view you see it in your everyday life. I drive my...
  • MSBuild Explorers Team WebLog

    Friday Activities (Posted By Charley Zhang)

    Here is a summary of what happened on Friday: After taking C++ classes in the morning, I shadowed Jeff Callahan, a Software Test Engineer on the MSBuild team. I also shadowed Jeff during Thursday afternoon. He has been catching some bugs and teaching...
  • Benjamin Wright-Jones

    A DTS problem which is bothering me...

    I can't believe it's almost July and it's pouring down with rain. I've been thinking about a problem a customer asked me about last week regarding DTS and the lack of interoperability between SQL Server 7 and 2000. To cut a long story short, I was asked...
  • robwill's WebLog


    Sorry for the flat tire Layne, NDAs are not going away. I know it sounds like a convenient excuse to be vague but an NDA also serves a very useful purpose. It allows partner companies to freely exchange ideas without fear of having to defend them publicly...
  • robwill's WebLog

    Power Mangement

    Mark, the tablet team agrees with you. One of the things we learned with V1 was that the enhanced mobility enabled by Tablet PC exposes a lot of work we need to do to make power management better. Laptops are used mostly as station to station desktops...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Imperial Starfleet Deployed to the City in the Little Fluffly Cloudscape Above

    iTunes, how i love thee. Did a search for “clouds” and instantaneously got back: Cloudscape - Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi Imperial Starfleet Deployed/City in the Clouds - John Williams /London Symphony Orchestra - Star Wars: The Empire...
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