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  • The Old New Thing

    You can create an infinitely recursive directory tree

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    So watch out when doing tree recursion....
  • The Old New Thing

    Alton Brown book tour 2005: I'm Just Here for More Food

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    Promoting his latest book, "I'm Just Here for More Food: Food x Mixing + Heat = Baking"....
  • TSqlNet Weblog - Cihangir

    TSQL Exception Handling and Deadlocks

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    TSQL exception handling is very close to the top when it comes to popularity of the new TSQL features. The ability to handle exceptions without having to put an IF @@ERROR != 0 is extremely valuable for ease of coding. There is one pattern, however, that...
  • blogs.msdn.com/brianjo

    Best Gadget Present

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    The best gadget present this year, didn't even go to me. It went to my two kids. One of my good Microsoft friends, Robert, gave each of the boys one of those headstrap miner lamps from REI. The model is the Petzl Tikka Plus . I rebuilt some computers...
  • blogs.msdn.com/brianjo

    History of the Brownie Camera

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    I was looking something up with regards to security around mobile cameras, and I found this site (must be from 2000) that details the history of the Brownie Camera. Mobile photography isn't quite as new as many of us might like to think. It was very new...
  • blogs.msdn.com/brianjo

    Coolest Pocket PC Calculator

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    I found the coolest little Pocket PC calculator today. It's called SpaceTime. I can't believe that I hadn't found this earlier, but it's a very advanced graphing calculator for the Pocket PC. They have a special running right now, so I picked it up today...
  • Inside Architecture

    steps to transition a client server VB6 app to .Net

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    Every now and again, I get a question that I've seen many times before. I saw this one recently and thought I'd record the answer, so I can refer to this in the future. Question: Our company develops and markets a client/server application which is written...
  • Antimail

    Don't disable system services! (unless you REALLY know what you are doing)

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    (1) The problem While searching the newsgroups I found out an interesting issue. It seems that many people are manually disabling some System Services, like "Volume Shadow Copy" (VSS) or "MS Software Shadow Copy Provider" (SWPRV). While this seems to...
  • Visual Studio Data

    My condolences (by yag)

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    My condolences to all those affected by the earthquake and tidal wave. I was in Chennai and Pondecherry a few weeks ago - beautiful cities and beaches. My heart goes out to all those there. If AnandM is reading this, please let us know you're safe. yag
  • Jeromy Carriere's WebLog

    Cool Christmas Presents

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    Of particular note: a Canon EOS 20D , replacing my Digital Rebel (soon to be seen on eBay); and copy number 77 of Windows 95, signed by Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. The latter was a gift from another Microsoft employee – I think it’s very...
  • oliverlu's WebLog

    我用十年时间学习做人

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    转眼间,我已离校 10 年了,总结十年的经历得出 " 我用十年时间学习做人 " 的结论。在此 , 我将写出我这十年的主要经历和心得以期为新人提供一些借鉴 , 使你们可以比我少弯路 ; 也欢迎前辈和同辈指正和交流。 第一章、进入工厂 93 年毕业后 , 我按个人计划进入工厂做技术员, 94 年 8 月离开。我在工厂的多数时间是当辅导老师,帮助车间里读夜大的同事。这一年时间,让我认识到我不是做技术的料。我痛恨工程师,老技术员将各种技术资料尽量收藏起来,将一些经验小心保护。我知道他们在某种程度上是对的...
  • .NET Banana

    New Year’s Resolution Two: Exercise Every Day

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    I made this resolution last year, and it turned out to be more interesting than I expected. I have type two diabetes, which I can control fairly well through diet and exercise. “Can control” is a long way from “does control.” This time last year, I was...
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