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  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    Pimping the pros

    A number of Microsoft Regional Directors , Wintellect folk and INETA speakers have put themselves up on the auction block to help the victims of the tsunami in South East Asia. Get an hour of Jeff Richter , Joel Semeniuk , Scott Hanselman or many more...
  • Andrew May's WebLog

    PowerPoint: A Codeless One-Slide Timer (Part 2 of 2)

    Read part one here . Next, we need to create custom animation that controls the order in which PowerPoint displays the shapes on the slide. 1. From the Slide Show menu, click Custom Animation . 2. Select the shape that displays the second-highest time...
  • Andrew May's WebLog

    PowerPoint: A Codeless One-Slide Timer (Part 1 of 2)

    Yesterday, a co-worker asked a few of us in PowerPoint user assistance how to create a timer to use during a presentation break. The only stipulation was that the timer had to use PowerPoint's native capabilities: she wanted something she could give to...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Ruby.Net and Wiki Spam

    For relaxation purposes (yes, I am a geek) I've been playing with dynamic programming languages: Perl, Python and Ruby in particular. Recently I found a project to build a Ruby bridge so you could use it with .NET. The site is set up as a Wiki: http:...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Code brew Forming

    Wednesday 1.19.2005 Code Brew 6 p.m. Airpath Wireless, Waltham (Special Location) Robert Hurlbut is organizing this new event, a Code Brew , which will be an informal gathering held each month where a small group of developers get together to discuss...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Mini-Code Camp Called because of blizzard

    It is with great regret that we have made the decision to cancel today’s Mini-Code Camp. The state has requested that people stay of the roads because of snow drifts and blizzard conditions. Safety is one of the most important concerns that we have in...
  • Rob Stevens's WebLog

    Updated Non Windows Providers for MOM

    The folks at EXC Software have updated their agents for NON Windows machines, along with updates coming soon for AS400 and z/OS shortly. Check out for more info.

    Baseball Tryouts Today

    It seems like we just finished last season. :) Oh well, it was nice to get outside today, even if it was raining a bit.
  • David Waddleton's Geek Speak

    Geek Speak: Sickness to Troubleshooting

    Well, I have to thank my boss, Paul Murphy, for getting me sick!! Our team had a meeting in Dallas this week and he came in with a cold. Well by Friday when everyone was leaving they were having a cough and chest pains. So last night I got home and I...
  • Rob Caron

    An Eternal Golden Braid

    Natty Gur recently blogged about an analogy for software development he heard from Leonard Fehskens that doesn’t involve building architecture and construction. The analogy appreciates the creativity aspect while at the same time recognising an...
  • Rob Caron

    New Team System Stuff - 2005-01-22

    Visual Studio Team System I can’t wait to see some of the content being developed for the Visual Studio 2005 Team System Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) . According to this post ( Welcome to Martin Danner! ), Martin Danner is working on...
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    Ruby on Rails: neatesque

    Spending Saturday night like the true loser I am -- reading articles on Ruby on Rails . This is a framework/app/whatnot for building database-driven web apps for Ruby. If you haven't heard of it yet, you're pretty much in the same boat I was before reading...
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