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  • Rule's Roost

    99 Bottles Of Beer

    Many years ago (1994) programmer, and my geek idol, Tim Robinson compiled a list of ways to output the lyrics to the song 99 Bottles of Beer. It started with someone posting to a mailing list the entire lyrics to the song and then someone else replied...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    NuMega – Where are they now?

    One of the best experiences of my programming career was during the golden years of NuMega. Roughly defined as when I started in 1993, up to the acquisition of NuMega by Compuware, roughly five years later. During those years, we put out some terrific...
  • Peter Hallam's WebLog


    Now that Beta 1 of C# 2005 has shipped, I've started to talk to folks about all the cool new stuff we are doing. I gave a talk at the Redmond .NET developer's association, and another talk at the Meltdown event in Seattle this week. I've had a number...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Whidbey's New SecurityException

    One of the more difficult things to debug with .NET 1.0 and 1.1 is the security exception. With these frameworks generally the only information that you got was the state of the failed permission. Due to the complexity of debugging security problems,...
  • Out in the Street

    It's Inconsiderate Cel Phone Woman...

    Every once in a while, justice is served.
  • greggm's WebLog

    Customization of Just My Code (JMC)

    Customization of JMC is something that we wanted to do, but ultimately got cut. We were planning to allow customization on a module basis, but we could have done it on a namespace basis. The downside of namespaces is performance. I believe that Java has...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Typing Hard Can Trip You Up

    Speaking of weird JScript gotchas, here's a weird VBScript gotcha that I alluded to earlier . foo = "1" bar = 1 If "1" = 1 Then Print "True!" Else Print "False!" If "1" = bar Then Print "True!" Else Print "False!" If foo = 1 Then Print "True...
  • Peter Stern's WebLog

    Creating a handwriting font

    Chris Sells asked how I created the handwriting font I use so often . It’s quite simple, just a bit tedious. Font creation/editing programs range from free to $350 for Macromedia Fontographer and $550 for FontLab . I chose High Logic’s...
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    .NET Book Reviews

    New on the .NET Book Club (no Oprah involved) is a book review system . A little light right now, but it only launched today. Contribute... TTFN - Kent
  • Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

    SDNUG Meeting - Thursday 12 Aug 2004 *One week later due to TechEd*

    Developing for devices with the Visual Studio .NET 2003 and the .NET Compact Framework by Microsoft's Jonathan Wells The .NET Compact Framework is a small footprint, binary compatible version of the .NET Framework, designed for small mobile devices...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    This week's poll: Respond to Jason's question!

    I'll skip the "blog the vote" poll this week and encourage you to respond to Jason's question below about the "talk" button. I've been somewhat inactive this week because of a motorcycle crash I had on Tuesday (I managed to come out of it with some very...
  • Luca Bolognese's WebLog

    To rent or to buy a house??

    Spurred by some comments to a previous post I quickly run these numbers. They analyze the case of house price not rising in the next five years. I’ll take more time to check them if I really get to a point of deciding, but they should be correct...
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