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  • digitalnetbizz's WebLog

    If you are looking for *the* XQuery book ...

    I have read thru 3 XQuery books and *IMO* the XQuery book from Michael Brundage is the best so far.
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    Why VS 2003 keeps changing your HTML and what you can (and cannot) do to it.

    Why VS 2003 keeps changing my HTML when I switch beween Design and HTML views? Is it a bug? Can it be fixed in a Service Pack? We get bugs opened by PSS folks on customer complaints pretty much every other week. What's the problem? Here is a bit of...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Seattle Robotics Society, Space Elevators, Windows Embedded Devcon Sumobot Competition & Asimov

    What an interesting weekend... We're going to be running a Sumobot competition at the Windows Embedded Devcon - so, to get a feel for how these competitions run and to pick up a sumobot fighting ring from Pete Miles...
  • Buggin' My Life Away

    More on Line Breaks

    More on Line Breaks Pierre Igot took my little text-wrapping gaffe from the other day, and proceeded to turn it into what he ostensibly called “ constructive criticism ” as to why people might want to use manual line breaks...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Mono + Anonymous delegates

    Tried to get my code to compile but i got this error: cyrusn@Foo ~> /opt/local/bin/gmcs foo.cs Mono C# Compiler for Generics System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object in Mono.CSharp.CSharpParser...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Fink + Mono + Nano

    Installed nano so i could edit my fink.conf file (to add unstable packages). Unfortunately when i run it it segfaults :-( Guess I'm going to be using pico instead. Anyone know if nano doesn't play nicely with Panther?
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Mono and Generics

    Installed the mono beta without a hitch. Had no idea where it ended up in (thank god for OSX HD indexing and searching). Eventually found it in /opt/local/bin (didn't even know that directory existed). Tried to compile some of my code and got: cyrusn...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Mono and OSX

    Looks like Mono isn't available under Fink (yet). I'm crossing my fingers for Apple to release it in the next version of OSX along with the other great Open Source projects they include like Perl and Python.
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Functional Streams

    A pretty standard functional data type is the Stream. It behaves similarly to a list (in that it has a head and a tail), however with a stream the 'rest' of the list is lazily generated on demand. This allows one to create a data structure that can represent...
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog


    As you might guess from my name I am Russian (born in Moscow). My education is applied mathematics (specifically numerical methods and spectral analysis). In 1990 or so with a few other folks I co-founded imaging company ( ). We...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Common functional operations implemented in C#

    When coding in OCaml (one of my favorite languages) there are a few things available that i find myself missing in C#. These include free structural equality and an automatic printed form. Structural equality For example, given the following definition...
  • aaron's weblog

    A follow-up on Chad's request

    As a follow-up to Chad Royal's request for a picture and bio of Visual Studio users, I want to conduct my own little experiment here too. If you don't use Visual Studio today, let me know. I want to know more about who you are, why you don't use Visual...
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