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  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Python fun

    I've been home sick for a few days. Between sleeps, generally pinned down by a cat, I've been fairly productive. I bought a couple of books: "Dive into Python" by Mark Pilgrim, and "Programming Python" by Mark Lutz, and installed ActivePython and IronPython...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    How do you do a Mail Merge?

    I was talking with one of the Office Specialists the other day. I had been trying to do a Mail Merge and had gotten stuck. The problem was that I had a deadline and needed to get out the email. To make a long story short, Bob gave me some great help and...

    Wisdom via The Apprentice

    I don't watch The Apprentice much, mostly because I cringe a lot when I do watch it. Craig Berman has an interesting commentary up on MSNBC, and the paragaph below caught my eye. ' Apprentice' turns into a dogfight "For all those much-maligned marketers...
  • Brad Abrams

    The CLR Roadtrip hits Arizona

    Stop #2 on the CLR Roadtrip has just been finalized. Three PMs on the CLR development team will be in Arizona the week of May 16 th Just like stop #1 in Atlanta this continues our tour sending a handful of folks out to different cities to visit with customers...
  • Junfeng Zhang's Musing

    Ars Technica's Mac OS 10.4 Tiger Review

    • 6 Comments This is really a fine piece of review. I haven't read much about Mac OS X from a developer's prospective. From the review, Apple is doing some real good fundation work.
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    New Arcom SBC

    Found this press release/article on Arcom’s latest offering of Single Board Computers at WindowsForDevices . The latest boards run from 600MHz Celerons to 2.1GHz Pentium M with the i855 chipset. You can get it with firewire, giganet, CF capable of course...
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    Microsoft Small Business Center, a Tablet PC, and a 5-year old

    A friend of mine has a very talented 5-year old daughter who has been using a Tablet PC to draw pictures. You can see her hard at work on a Tablet PC at . Her dad, Paul, has used Microsoft’s Small Business Center (was called...
  • Jeu George's Blogs

    Bit Fiddling - 1

    Bits and Pieces Over the years, I have come across interesting approaches and problems involving bit manipulations. Over this series, I will post a wide range of related solutions and algorithms. Counting Number of Set Bits 1. The Trivial...
  • Nelson Araujo's WebLog

    VSDM :: Displaying notices to users (billboard)

    VSDM has a built-in capability of displaying messages, like a billboard. To unveil this feature, you have to edit the vsdm_config.xml directly, as the Wizard does not have support to manage it using the graphical interface. The only important advise...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Running Diablo under Virtual PC

    Well it is time for Ben’s Friday walk down memory lane. Diablo was one heck of a game – and stole a heck of a lot of my time. At the time of its release there were a lot of ‘hard core’ role players who complained about the fact that Diablo wasn’t a true...
  • Loosely Coupled Thinking

    Contract First or Rewrite Later

    If you want to develop interoperable services adopt contract first or you'll be re-writing portions of your service later....
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    MEDC Getting Close - one of the clues.

    MEDC must be getting close, how do I know? – Each week I fill a basket with Twix and other treats and leave it outside my office for people within the Mobile and Embedded group to come and help themselves ( Jeana Jorgensen started the practice a few years...
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