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  • I Love that New Syntax Smell

    Deterministic Finalization I - a primer for CLR Dispose

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    A large subject like DF needs a few posts. My generalized plan to lay it out will start by describing the CLR's Dispose pattern, how our DF pattern works, and finally how the two patterns fit together. The CLR's Dispose patterns can be quite confusing...
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    Japanese Business Relations and Culture

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    I just wrapped up a day-long training session with Doug Lipp and some of his associates. The course was all about interacting with our great Japanese co-workers, partners, and customers. Think culture, communications, meetings, expectations, etc. This...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    3 years = 3 dozen M&M cookies

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    Friday last week marked my 3 year anniversary at Microsoft. I’ve been telling people that I’m starting my senior year on the Visual Studio team, to which people reply, “what happens when you graduate?” I tell them “grad school, I guess.” My feature area...
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    Architecture Events

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    While I was in the far east last week, the Architecture and Design Events page of Architecture Center got updated. Thanks go to Lawrence, Richard and Mark - Architecture Center's own three amigos if you will. Looks like the Software Factories guys are...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Finding Out The Current User in the Debugger

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    Every once in a while, while debugging multi-threaded applications that do impersonation, it becomes useful to figure out the context that the current thread is running under. This is especially useful when debugging server scenarios where connections...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Types of testers and types of testing

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    In yesterday’s “non admin” post, Mat Hall made the following comment : "Isn't testing the whole purpose of developing as non-admin?" Remember, Larry is lucky enough that the REAL testing of his work is done by someone else. The last time I did any development...
  • Chris Johnson

    Strange but true...

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    " Strange, but absolutely true! Just go ahead and try it! While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction...
  • Stephen Toub

    An ASP.NET Framework for Human Interactive Proofs

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    An article I recently wrote for MSDN online just went live: An ASP.NET Framework for Human Interactive Proofs It's always fun when that happens :)
  • Lisa Wollin

    Web Design Continued . . .

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    A couple weeks ago I posted a short and sweet post about not copying the poor web design that other people do really well. (See Web Design: The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Ugly .) I wanted to continue that discussion today with a link to an article...
  • gpage's WebLog

    Here's a question...

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    When someone says to me, "Clustering stinks. It never works reliably.", I often find myself wondering a few things (if it makes you feel more comfortable, you can insert your product, technology, pet here instead of cluster). I I find myself asking "I...
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    Getting HIP with Stephen Toub

    Two new items up on the ASP.NET Developer Center today. Stephen Toub (yes, that Stephen Toub ) has graced me with a fine article (and a great deal of patience) on creating CAPTCHAs for ASP.NET apps (including a very neat implementation using voice for...
  • Yasser Shohoud

    I'm speaking at VS Connections

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    I got asked today to give a talk at VS Connections in Vegas. My talk will cover the new Web services and serialization features in .NET Framework 2.0. In addition to the features already released in Beta 1, there's going to be a few new ones and one particularly...
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