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  • Riding Herd

    Allocating aligned memory in Windows

    A question came up on an internal alias about allocating memory blocks along page alignments, and it was harder than I expected to find the answer. So here is the link to _aligned_malloc on MSDN , and now Google can work its magic.
  • GrantRi's WebLog [MS]

    Why doesn't the C# compiler accept /resource:*.resources?

    Well, here I am finally getting back to this. In my previous post on resources, I glossed over one issue. Not all managed resources are exactly what they seem. Specifically at the metadata/compiler level, there is a table that simply points to the...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Why == and the Equals Method Return Different Results for Floating Point Values

    There's a subtle difference between comparing floating point values with the Equals method and comparing them with the == operator. (In all the code I show in this post, I use the Double class, however everything I say also applies to the Single class...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Music with your Latte ?

    Interesting article about Starbucks and how they are " Thinking outsite the cup " - how do you expand the services offered in a coffee store ? - simple, add the ability to listen to, purchase, and download music... I've been thinking about this issue...
  • Keith Richie


    Hey all, My name is Keith Richie, and I am an Escalation Engineer supporting SharePoint Products and Technologies in PSS for Microsoft. I'll be posting SharePoint/C#/Debugging related items, links, etc to this site, along with sample source for...
  • Stan Lippman's BLog

    String Literals are now a Trivial Conversion to String

    There was a recent internal thread on the resolution of the following set of overloaded member functions of a reference class R. It represents a change in the earlier definition of C++/CLI, and a difference in type behavior that I reported in an earlier...
  • Rob Caron

    Atlantic - IBM Rational's Response to Visual Studio Team System?

    CRN has this story on IBM Rational 's "Atlantic," which was announced today at the Rational User's Conference in Dallas : CRN: IBM Rational Shows Off New Tool Set, Direction Bola Rotibi, a software development strategies analyst for Ovum, London, said...
  • Joel Pobar's CLR weblog

    CLR Type System notes

    Over the past couple of months, I've written up a bunch of notes surrounding the CLR type system. You'll notice that it's littered with “This is how Reflection deals with these types“, as it's ment to be the start of a document that illustrates...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Why no ++?

    Oddly enough, my posting on how to handle a mad crush has become the third most popular article I've written so far. Who knew there were so many 10 year old girls interested in programming language design? I may have to turn this into an agony column...
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    Hunting grounds

    In my ongoing attempt to fix my “work/life” balance [1], I decided to start playing City of Heroes [2]. Like many MMORPGs (non-RPG geeks: stay tuned, there will be a code reference later) there are 'hunting grounds' in CoH. Hunting grounds...
  • The Wayward WebLog

    Reusability Rant

    During my lifetime (so far) of programming I've worked on a many projects that were built around or including external libraries and components. These are packaged units of software purchased from a vendor for a specific purpose. However, no matter how...
  • Rob Caron

    Channel 9: Jason Anderson - Late night with the Burton team, Part III

    And now Part III that accompanies Part II and Part I . Part IV is promised for tomorrow. Jason Anderson - Late night with the Burton team, Part III What happens when a passionate program manager, Jason Anderson, kidnaps a handful of customers and a Channel...
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