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  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    Stick this on your USB drive...

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    While it's not UT2004 , this game does have one advantage -- it's 96KB. When was the last time you could say that? They even had to lower the resolution of the screenshots of it on the home page, as they were actually larger than the game. Now you can...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Hiring the best person for the job v. Hiring the best person … period

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    As much of the US and Canada now know, Bill is the new Apprentice. Most folks in Microsoft Recruiting seemed to be pulling for Kwame , but what do we know? We only evaluate talent for a living. (Hey, maybe that’s telling us something!) ...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    “Hide underlined letters for keyboard navigation until I press the Alt key” does more than just hide underlined letters.

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    You can find this control on the Display Properties – Appearance Tab – Effects dialog. It not only hides underlined letters, but also it can hide focus at certain times. If you’ve ever wondered why focus appears sometimes and it doesn’t appear at other...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Longhorn UX design

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    "...a new awareness of digital artistry is emerging, thanks to research by cognitive scientists that shows the extent to which aesthetically rich experiences enhance our mental faculties. Eye candy turns out to be nutritious after all." Good article...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    This must be Redmond...

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    I've spotted a number of vehicles with custom license plates when heading to or from the office - this morning I was sat in traffic when I noticed a red VW sat just ahead of me and one lane over, the fact that the vehicle was red and a VW wasn't especially...
  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    Bug bounces

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    Our team is preparing for an upcoming ZBB or Zero Bug Bounce. This is where we try to get all our bugs opened 48 hours or greater fixed/resolved. This is a common good practice - to try to get your backlog of bugs on the product down, as you prep to ship...
  • greggm's WebLog

    Breakpoint exceptions from the heap

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    New programmers sometimes ask why the debugger stopped at a ‘user breakpoint’ exception in their program. The exception dialog will come up and say something like: Unhandled exception at 0x77f75a58 in CoruptHeap.exe: User breakpoint. ...
  • adamga's WebLog

    "Real-world" Linux Conference...

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    So, I decided to attend the “Real-World Linux” conference in Toronto this week. I was kind of hoping to learn some stuff. The attendence was , not heavy. The usual suspects were all there IBM, SUN, HP being the noteables. There was not...
  • The Wayward WebLog

    The long haul

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    Whew. For a minute there I thought I was completely out of posts. I had been stretching it a bit thin lately, scrapping the bottom of the barrel, sort of like squeezing out that last bit of toothpaste when you’ve been out for weeks and have been...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Winners of Imagine Cup UK off to Brazil...

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    From BBC "The University Leisure and Lifestyle Manager, (ULL), is software that will work on a smartphone or handheld computer....The team won the competition after a three-day codeathon. They will travel to Brazil in the summer to represent the UK...
  • Another Microsoft Blogger

    Making web forms easy with InfoPath and "InfoView"

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    InfoPath makes developing XML forms much easier than ever before. But how do you quickly make those forms available to people external to your organisation who may not be running InfoPath on their desktop yet? Enter InfoView . A partner of ours in...
  • greggm's WebLog

    Diagnosing 'The debugger is not properly installed'

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    One of the error codes that we included in the VS.NET 2002 and 2003 debuggers is: The debugger is not properly installed. Run setup to install or repair the debugger. Diagnosing this is much harder then it should be (more on this later). For now lets...
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