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  • Evan's Weblog of Tech and Life

    Rex 6000 was my friend...

    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

    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?

    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?

    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

    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

    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

    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)

    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

    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

    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

    This has been revised:
  • 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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