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  • Cyrus' Blather

    In what distant deeps or skies; Burnt the fire of thine eyes?

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    Tiger, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Dare frame thy fearful symmetry? (William Blake: 1757-1827) Two days until Tiger gets previewed. I'm excited. It does mean that I'll have to get up ridiculously...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Another reason to have multiple-monitors

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    The TechEd slides and video are now up!! There are literally hundreds of sessions you can watch (the exact same ones that you would have been sitting through if you'd been there), and the powerpoint slides are available to download. The slides look great...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Didn’t you get the memo about the TPS reports?

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    Today my inbox was flooded with opinions about the VS Data team status post that was inspired by the MSBuild status post . These come to me because a large portion of my job currently revolves around figuring out and encouraging how Devdiv participates...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    Eric Gunnerson discusses grouping classes within an assembly...

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    As a big fan of components, my applications are often composed of many different assemblies... essentially I break out anything that seems 'ready to reuse'... but perhaps I should reconsider? Grouping classes in an assembly This useful bit of information...
  • when setup isn't just xcopy

    What I would do if I didn't continue to "fight the good fight" for setup?

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    Imagine a blog entry where I ramble along after having my wisdom teeth pulled and come up with something of a vision statement....
  • Bing it on

    ShipIt Baby!

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    Well it took it's time coming - but it's finally here. And just in time for my 3 year Microsoft anniversary (which required me to make the customary offering outside my office of 3 pounds of M&Ms - plus a few Starburst for selfish reasons!). I am...
  • The Old New Thing

    Suggestion box

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    Post suggestions for future topics here instead of posting off-topic comments. Note that the suggestion box is emptied and read periodically so don't be surprised if your suggestion vanishes. (Note also that I am under no obligation to accept any suggestion...
  • Tom Krueger

    Launch an application process from your .NET application

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    I was just trying to open a web browser to a specific url when a user clicks a button in my application and it was so easy. You can use the System.Diagnostics.Process class to start an application as follows: Process.Start( fileName ); The cool...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    Oh man... I guess this isn't new, but I'm impressed...

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    I installed MCE onto my main home computer recently, which happens to have a modem that supports caller id.... and I was just sitting in front of it tonight watching a recorded episode of “ The Dead Zone ” when someone called... a nice transparent...
  • Tim Sneath

    TechEd Europe T-3 Days

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    I'm heading down to Amsterdam tomorrow to check out the venue and put the last finishing touches to the keynote. As the technical content owner for the event, I'll be blogging throughout the week with details of any session changes, top scoring sessions...
  • Brad Abrams

    Dispose on an IList?

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    A developer on an internal alias asks: I’m using an API which returns an IList of objects which have to be Disposed. Are there any pitfalls I should be aware of, or can I just use a foreach like the following? foreach (Thing myThing...
  • Brad Abrams

    Disposable Enumerator

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    #region Using directives using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Text; #endregion namespace ConsoleApplication1 { class Program { static void Main( string [] args) { MyList < string > l = new...
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