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  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    Whats in a name?

    So my name tends to be unusual for most people. Shaykat. Its tough for people to pronounce initially (say Share-cut, then repeat but drop the r). However I've noticed an unusual trend recently. People in email type my name as Skaykat. Why? The keyboard...
  • Feroze Daud's WebLog

    Enabling Tracing for System.Net

    In whidbey, System.Net has a cool retail tracing implementation. It writes most calls made to public API's to a TraceListener. You can setup your own tracelisteners, or use the config file to setup a default listener. This facility is very useful in...
  • David L's Blog

    Hosted Labs! Now that's what I call service!

    I have been wanting to brush up on some Office development stuff, and have been sooo busy getting around the VS2005 B2, I haven't had a chance to get a VPC together and download samples, etc. Well, I discovered these online hosted lab thingys, and they...
  • Okoboji: a lake, a mythical university, Kevin Moore's blog

    What is Avalon?

    Do you want a ( relatively ) short answer to "What is Avalon"? Head on over to Channel9 , Mr. Anderson gives a great walk-through . Count how many times they mention XAML.
  • mjm

    Passing objects by reference in Indigo

    I'll be honest. The feature I really want to talk about in this part of Indigo is instancing and Duplex channels, but I'll do that soon. I have heard concerns about Indigo's support for distributed objects. I hope to address those concerns as well as...
  • One Louder

    Questions about Staffing Blogs

    At the Kennedy Conference on Tuesday, there were some questions about out community building efforts, most specifically about blogging. I'll recap a few of them here (not nearly as funny as the Apprentice, sorry), and then open it up for anyone who has...
  • Stephen Toub

    Edit DVR-MS Metadata

    I was asked earlier this week if I knew of any tools that would let one easily edit the metadata associated with a DVR-MS file. Specifically, the person wanted to edit the title and description of a recorded show. There may very well be such a tool out...
  • The .NET Sweatshop (v2)

    OpenNETCF Application Blocks - Get 'em while they're hot!

    OK, it's been way too long since I've blogged. I've been swamped with work as well as a bunch of non-work creative projects that are sucking the blogging juices away from me. So, I am relegated to newsworthy stuff as opposed to my random blabbing. Well...
  • Eugenio Pace

    Application Blocks for the .NET Compact Framework

    I've been asked the question many times: "When are you going to ship your blocks for the Compact Framework?". Here's some piece of news: The OpenNETCF team has worked with the patterns & practices team at Microsoft to provide a version of the Application...
  • Pedro Silva's Blog

    DSL Tools Chat on 5/24

    Gareth just announced a couple of days ago a new DSL Tools web chat on May 24th. We hope to see some of you there to discuss questions you have about DSL Tools. Here's a link to the chat area on MSDN .
  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    Grass Cutting and Defensive Coding

    What does cutting your grass and defensive coding have to do with each other? Give me a second to tell a real life story. A week and a half ago my wife and I closed on our new house here in the Seattle area. The house had a wonderfully landscaped ...
  • NETNew WebLog

    Steve Ballmer Keynote from Stanford University later today

    Steve Ballmer Speech from Stanford University's "View from the Top" Lecture Series, Stanford, California May 12, 2005 12:00–1:00 P.M. Pacific Time Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer shares his perspectives about "Innovation with Impact" with business...
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