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  • Evan's Weblog of Tech and Life

    Rex 6000 was my friend...

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    Thinking of small form factor devices, I wanted to mention that at one point in time I was a heavy Rex 6000 user. To me this was a great extension of first my laptop and then my first tablet. It would sit in my PC Card slot and whenever I went away to...
  • WinClient

    How to patch a new system without getting infected

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    With Sasser and friends out there, it seems like a chicken and egg scenario when trying to download patches for a vulnerable new system, if you're unlucky as Loren Heiny explains you'll be infected before you can even download and install the updates...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    A use for old motorcycle helmets?

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    Motorcycle helmets are pretty expensive, but they're cheaper than a new brain. So, I've always used good helmets in good condition. After crashing I have helmets that may not be safe to use. So I sent them to Shoei to have them X-Rayed. They use the...
  • Evan's Weblog of Tech and Life

    Do you know how users use your product?

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    On Friday I was taking part of a day long series of talks on engineering excellence. While listening to a talk on getting user feedback in the engineering process, I had some thought about the work that I’ve done in the past and something that most...
  • Keith Rowe's WebLog

    Usability testing - lessons learned

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    One of the great things about developing products at Microsoft is the access to great tools. Usability testing is one of my favorite. Last week, the VSTS team ran a weeklong series of usability tests across the whole product to see what happens when you...
  • Buck Hodges

    A simple example using branch and merge

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    Merge is an overloaded word. There is a content merge and then there is a branch merge. A content merge is where you have edited a file and someone checked in a newer file, so the source control system will tell you to do a content merge before checking...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Methods as objects, again

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    Suppose we continue along the same lines , but with methods . I want to make a class that represents a method. There are several problems I ran in to: You can’t constrain a type parameter to System.Delegate. It’s just not allowed...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    using (start/end)

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    I'm trying to build something similar to the TimedLock class , but for start & end events. I want to be able to use it like this: using ( this .StartEndEvent.Open( this )) { // ... do something } Which would mean: this .StartEndEvent...
  • Buck Hodges

    More on branching and merging vs. sharing and pinning

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    Branching and merging in TFS provide a more robust way to accomplish what sharing and pinning are often used for in VSS. In TFS, you would branch a directory (source), using the "branch source target" command, to the desired location (target). Then when...
  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    BizTalk and Webmail Debugging Tip

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    After I stopped ROFL'ing after reading Addy's post about combining Webmail with BizTalk , and somewhat composing myself, I thought that this might actually be a good lesson to all the BizTalk users in the area who may be using webmail accounts to help...
  • Yves Dolce

    Microsoft Visual C++ Floating-Point Optimization

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    This has been revised: http://msdn.microsoft.com/visualc/using/understanding/perf/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dv_vstechart/html/floapoint.asp
  • Hirlpoo West

    New article

    I added an article to the site to consolodate all of my findings and useful tidbits on Smartphone. It's over on the left, or you can use this handy link . If you have anything you want to add, drop me an email - ddysart at microsoft dot com.
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