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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    MSDN Channel 9 - SPOT

    If you think SPOT (Smart Personal Object Technologies) are only running in a watch then think again! - take a look at this video on MSDN Channel 9 where Rich Davies takes us through SPOT Watches, MSN Direct, and "other devices" running on SPOT technologies...
  • Craig Skibo's WebLog

    Remember – Services are singletons

    Within the past week, services have been a big issue on two fronts. First, it was found that some services VS provides would create a new instance every time you called it. Second, in my last post I described a bug where input in one buffer would appear...
  • Craig Skibo's WebLog

    So much to do…

    I have been quite busy lately, I have been taking on many odd jobs designing and creating smaller features that everybody else does not have time to work on, but features that people have been asking for. All of this has been distracting me from my blogging...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Memories of Youth

    I remember the hot summer days of my youth. Our backyard patio had ants. I had a 5” magnifying glass. You can guess the rest. I've always had a soft spot for the power of focused sunlight, though I never took it as far as the creators of Melt...
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    "We don't want to be a megaphone"

    Words of wisdom from the guy sitting next to me (not nekkid this time) at an offsite. I want/need feedback on the ASP.NET Developer Center . I've asked in the past, and have gotten great feedback. Please do continue to comment here, or e-mail me. In addition...
  • Out in the Street

    How to configure your MCP Transcript Access Code

    Phil Renouf reminded me that not everyone knows how to obtain their MCP transcript ID and access code. So if you're an MCP, and you haven't tried this yet, head on over here (private to MCPs only) and get all set up! Thanks, Phil!
  • Mitch Walker

    Preliminary Managed DirectX Documentation?

    If you've downloaded the latest DirectX9 SDK, you may have noticed that all of the Managed docs are tagged with the “This documentation is preliminary and subject to change.“ line. Here's the scoop from Mark, one of the Programming Writers...
  • Out in the Street

    I'll show you mine if you show me yours...

    Tip for hiring managers: you can validate the credentials of any Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) by asking them for their transcript ID and access code and entering it here . You'll be able to see which exams they've passed (and when), and what...
  • Rule's Roost

    99 Bottles Of Beer

    Many years ago (1994) programmer, and my geek idol, Tim Robinson compiled a list of ways to output the lyrics to the song 99 Bottles of Beer. It started with someone posting to a mailing list the entire lyrics to the song and then someone else replied...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    NuMega – Where are they now?

    One of the best experiences of my programming career was during the golden years of NuMega. Roughly defined as when I started in 1993, up to the acquisition of NuMega by Compuware, roughly five years later. During those years, we put out some terrific...
  • Peter Hallam's WebLog


    Now that Beta 1 of C# 2005 has shipped, I've started to talk to folks about all the cool new stuff we are doing. I gave a talk at the Redmond .NET developer's association, and another talk at the Meltdown event in Seattle this week. I've had a number...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Whidbey's New SecurityException

    One of the more difficult things to debug with .NET 1.0 and 1.1 is the security exception. With these frameworks generally the only information that you got was the state of the failed permission. Due to the complexity of debugging security problems,...
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