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    Jane gets press...

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    Jane Huxley - one of the funnest people i've worked with at MS is bailing. She was top of my list of the people who never moved to the US who would have done super well here if she had. My best memories of working with Jane are probably now for writing...
  • Omar Shahine

    Spaces posting API

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    Folks have been complaining that there is no posting API for Spaces . Not so fast. There is a very lightweight URL based API you can use to post. See Scott's post below. Quote [ Scott Isaacs ] Blog It! Toolbar Button My first tip. The BlogIt...
  • The Old New Thing

    Why are documents printed out of order when you multiselect and choose "Print"?

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    It's a race to the printer....
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Microsoft Fingerprint Reader

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    Update on 3/26/3009: I recently received an official communication from our hardware group that is germane to this old blog post: Thanks for your interest in Microsoft Hardware products. The Fingerprint Reader is no longer being manufactured by...
  • Buggin' My Life Away

    Ode to Word

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    Ode to Word One of my coworkers received this from a friend. The author is the friend’s daughter. I thought you’d all enjoy this, so I got permission to post it. Enjoy, Rick   Ode to Word By Rebecca Smith My word! It's Word! Wow, Look at that shiny blue...
  • Don Smith

    Versioning Web Service Parameters

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    Dare makes a few comments about one of my previous posts so I thought - in true blogsphere fashion - I'd follow-up in a new post. First I'll mention a few more things about versioning web services, then I'll get to Dare's comments. Versioning...
  • Antimail

    Yet another MSN Spaces post

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    The MSN Spaces buzz is hard to miss. In case you live under a rock and you haven't heard of it, click here . And, by the way, do I need to add that I've created my own blog there? :-) What I like most is the ability to post stuff just by sending an email...
  • jfo's coding

    Picking your base class wisely

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    One of the harder things to decide when you're starting out building a custom control is what to derive from. There are a couple different layers to the control hierarchy, and it's not always clear what to derive from. Base class What it adds When to...
  • Antimail

    The virtual enterprise

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    I think that virtual machines are one of the coolest products from the last decade. And what I like about them is the ease of which you can do purely hardware-related management using plain scripts. No need to go three floors down into the datacenter...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Duke Nukem under Virtual PC / Virtual Server (non-3D)

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    When most people hear the words 'Duke Nukem' they thing of a 3D shooting game (and a darned good one too). However I think of old school platform gaming. Long before Duke Nukem 3D - Duke Nukem first appeared in an Apogee platform game. It had the classic...
  • Marcelo's WebLog

    Avalon, high DPI and screen real estate

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    Today, beloved readers, I will weave a story of powerful forces in conflict with each other through time, and how Avalon saves the day... As time goes by, screens are getting better resolution for the same physical size. This means we get smaller content...
  • Simon Hoare's WebLog

    MSN launches Blogging Site

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    MSN has recently launched it's own Blogging service, MSN Spaces . Sign up for yours now!!
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