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  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Where can you get GraphEdit?

    For those that are interested in checking out the DirectShow GraphEdit tool as talked about in the So what’s the difference between a filter and a codec? post, you can download it as part of the DirectX SDK . Once installed I believe a menu shortcut is...

    Security Hands-On Lab

    Microsoft Learning has posted a new security hands-on lab for IT pros. You can find out more here: Hands-On Lab 2811: Applying Microsoft® Security Guidance Training This hands-on lab allows students to apply information and guidance that can...
  • Marley Gray's WebLog

    A Snow Crash

    What a fitting book Neal Stephenson's book Snow Crash ( ) is for those that grew up in the 80s slinging code on TRS-80s, TI-99 4As, Commodore 64...
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    So what’s the difference between a filter and a codec?

    These are two words that are probably used more than most on the Movie Maker newsgroups and sometimes you’ll notice the words are used synonymously. So is a filter the same as a codec or not? Well in actual fact they’re not exactly the same as I’ll try...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    The power of snow...

    We have a ski place in Skykomish. Given that it's only at 1000 feet of altitude and we don't get much snow at our house at about 300', you wouldn't think that there would be much snow at the ski place. You would be wrong. In February of the first winter...
  • A View from Elsewhere

    Maytag and Mold

    My last post about my new Maytag Neptune washer and the class action suit against Maytag yielded a lot of comments. Like most folks on this thread, I can't say that Maytag has been really responsive to my requests for information. In a way, this is a...
  • Santomania

    The internet is growing... but Google isn't?

    Someone over at noticed a very interesting trend: Google's index should be growing exponentially to keep up with the growing size of the web. Google's main page indicates that it searches 4,285,199...
  • The Old New Thing

    The unrecognized assistants on those do-it-yourself shows

    Nothing on television is what it appears....
  • The Old New Thing

    How to host an IContextMenu, part 4 - Key context

    Conveying the keyboard state to the context menu handler....
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    ISV Buddy Program

    We're opening up the ISV Buddy program for ISVs in Australia & New Zealand. If you are in ISV, head over the ISV Community center and register your interest. You may get a developer from the Visual Studio team as your buddy, or you could even get...
  • One Louder

    Uh-oh, something is amiss when parents ask about blogging

    This week, each of my parents (separate households, different states) has asked me about blogging. OK, one of them referred to it as "flogging". One wanted to know what it meant relative to Dan Rather and the other asked what I have been working on (thanks...
  • One Louder

    Blogging guidelines at Sun

    Steve Rubel looks at a Fortune article about blogging and the guidelines that will be rolled out at Sun. Love the idea of utilizing blogs to understand if your messaging framework is hitting home.
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