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Duncan Mackenzie has too much time on his hands

November, 2003

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    Visual Basic RSS Feed should be a bit busier...

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    There was a little issue with our criteria for the VB feed , which has now been resolved... so you should notice that feed will have a fair bit more content going forward... all of it hopefully relevant to VB types (like me!)
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    Interop Article by Sam Gentile

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    Sam "blogger guy" Gentile has a new article up on MSDN: Beyond (COM) Add Reference: Has Anyone Seen the Bridge? Summary Sam Gentile explains the need for bridges between COM Interop and the Microsoft .NET Framework, and how bridges are implemented in...
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    Burn CDs right from your .NET code...

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    Anson Horton gave me this cool .NET component and source code last night so I've uploaded it to microsoft.com for your burning fun The XPBurnComponent allows your .NET applications to burn files to CDR/W discs on a Window XP® or Windows 2003 Server...
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    Looking for some Hands On Labs?

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    Labs, Labs, get your labs here... 64 Bit BizTalk Compact Framework Next Gen Security (HOL 502) Office (Visio) Servers/Misc (CMS, RTC, WMI, MOM) SQL Server/Yukon Terrarium Lab Tools and Languages (Whidbey, etc...) Windows...
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    Reading An Image from the web...

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    Nothing amazingly difficult about this task, but it was an interesting GotDotNet question posted today so I thought I would answer it here; Glenn Holden asks how to turn this file based function into one for images stored at http addresses... Protected...
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    Upcoming Chats

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    I was just browsing the chats page at http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats (boy, if ever a page was in need of an RSS feed, this would be it) and I noticed some really cool upcoming chats; Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) on January 14, 2004...
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    The VS.NET Bootstrapper Workspace is starting to get busy

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    If you haven't checked it out yet , you should.. people are starting to post questions, file bugs and even get answers
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    CLR Profiler Available

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    Jan Gray talks about the update to the CLR Profiler We've just updated the CLRProfiler distribution . Once again, we're shipping both the source and the prebuilt binaries, and this time we're delighted to include a terrific ~100 page tutorial and reference...
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    Is this just a technology thing...

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    It seems to me that you just have to be in technology to fully understand this comic; But if you are, it is such a reality of your day to day life that I want to blow it up 3 or 4x and post it on my wall.
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    Network Connections, or SneakerNet Evolved

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    My music system is finally hooked back up in my new house (after months of sitting unplugged) but I didn't have a network connection available for it. Well, the recent release of some new networking standards have made 802.11b adapters rather cheap so...
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    Longhorn Preview now available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads

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    The Longhorn preview distributed at the PDC is now available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads for active MSDN Operating Systems, Professional, Enterprise, and Universal subscribers as well as for Certified Partner and Breadth ISV/Empower members.
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    Slides, Slides, Slides

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    I updated a ton of sessions on the PDC site today, many (yep, I'm being vague... I don't have the details with me at the moment) sessions that didn't have slides do now. You may also notice that the location of the PPT files has changed... I moved them...
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    Lost Files

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    Julia appears to have lost something I downloaded and installed the VB Language Enhancements for Whidbey White Paper & code from an MSI and cannot freakin' find it anywhere! :-) I had to stop looking after 20 minutes. So hopefully, I'll update this...
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    User Groups put on some pretty amazing FREE sessions

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    Cory Smith posted about an upcoming session at the Fort Worth .NET Users Group , G. Andrew Duthie talking about ASP.NET (November 18th) ... this sounds to me like a PDC-quality session, for free and with a lot more time for audience interaction. If you...
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    ClickOnce and "locked down" systems

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    Ron Krauter posted this comment to one of my earlier posts ; re: Reading Blogs... 11/2/2003 9:59 AM Ron Krauter Hi, I read your excellent article about ClickOnce on msdn. One of the problems we are having is deploying applications to users machine...
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    Oh man... PAG just keeps producing those blocks!

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    Logging Application Block http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnpag/html/Logging.asp "This block is a reusable code component that uses the Microsoft Enterprise Instrumentation Framework (EIF) and the Microsoft...
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    A new MSDN TV episode with Brad Abrams about WinFX has been posted

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    Erica doesn't have a blog, so I'm just trying to be helpful... http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdntv/episode.aspx?xml=episodes/en/20031107WINFXBA/manifest.xml What is WinFX -The New Programming Interface Introduced in Windows "Longhorn" Learn...
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    New Generics Article by Juval Lowy

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    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vcsharp/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dv_vstechart/html/csharp_generics.asp Summary: This article discusses the problem space generics address, how they are implemented, the benefits of the programming model, and unique...
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    Various PDC Related Diagrams Up on MSDN

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    Brad Abrams already mentioned these, but we are going to be linking to them from MSDN soon so I thought I would give out the microsoft.com URLs for these 2 images (one in jpg and PDF format); http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/2/f/a2fc47d2-8bdf...
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    .NET Rocks

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    I had some drinks with Carl Franklin and Mark Dunn at the PDC and discovered that we are all audio freaks... and while our conversation was focused mostly on mixing boards and real-time noise filtering... we did talk a bit about their .NET "radio" show...
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    Digging out...

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    It seems like I just got back from the PDC... I opened my laptop for the first time today, which isn't to say I wasn't working... I have email and access to update the various sites I'm working on from other machines... but I certainly wasn't coding....
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