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    COM isn't (Don's) love anymore ...

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    Don Box says good-bye to (D)COM here and explains why Indigo is the future.
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    ClickOnce trouble explained

    As s.o. from the product team confirmed, the ClickOnce problem that I described in my last entry is specific to the PDC build of Whidbey and will go away in the Beta. So as a workaround, I'll use my Smartphone as a GPRS modem and connect through that...
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    ClickOnce trouble when offline

    Today I was building a ClickOnce demo for a conference when I had to find out (bad surprise!) that deployment from a web page (the default "publish.htm" on localhost, e.g., that Whidbey generates) does not work if the machine is not connected to a network...
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    Trying out Lonestar

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    Just installed a recent build of Lonestar (Tablet PC v.next) on my old Acer Tablet PC. I'm amazed what they did to the TIP and the recognizer! This really improves usability a lot. Also, the new Context Tagging Tool which allows you to attach context...
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    Content moved from blogs.gotdotnet.com

    Thanks to the nice folks from MSDN - they managed to move a lot of blogs (incl. mine) from blogs.gotdotnet.com to blogs.msdn.com, including content. Great work!
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    Free as in "puppy"

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    Speaking of religions (see my last blog entry): there is another new religion today (at least in parts of the IT world), and it's called "free software" (or "open source software", which practically means the same thing, if we leave out any nitpicking...
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    Environmentalism -the new religion

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    " Today, one of the most powerful religions in the Western World is environmentalism. Environmentalism seems to be the religion of choice for urban atheists." Read Michael Crichton's " Remarks to the Commonwealth Club ", get the facts and judge for...
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    Happy New Year!

    A great, happy, and successful 2004 to all of you! Let's make 2004 the year of Whidbey and Yukon :) CU L8er...
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    Lutz Roeder's Digger for Smartphone 2003

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    Lutz Roeder ported Digger to the .NET Compact Framework for Smartphone 2003 - see here for CAB and source code. Very cool stuff - who said the CF was too slow for games programming? :)
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    RTFM

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    Sometimes it helps to read READMEs and manuals. Got my Tanager flashed with Smartphone 2003 bits recently. This reduced my average battery life to about 30% (since it uses beta drivers and apps which are not optimized - or so I am told...), but it...
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    Longhorny ;-)

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    Got back safely from L.A. (despite the fires), cured the cold that plagued me during the PDC, and now I (as most oft the PDC attendees, I assume) am playing with the bits which were distributed at the event. Longhorn is fascinating, esp. the XAML stuff...
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    Sleepless in L.A.

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    It's 4:00 in the morning, and I'm sitting in my hotel room in Downtown L.A. - the jet lag has got me. Fortunately, they have free wireless internet access here, so I can do some work. Arrived yesterday after a 12-hour non-stop flight from Munich, for...
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    A Day @ Systems 2003

    Was on duty at the second largest German trade fair for IT & computers - the Systems 2003 in Munich. Guarded one of the VS.NET demo machines, nothing unusual, as working at the CeBIT for 8 days in a row is much harder. What surprised me, however, was...
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    BYO DVD

    Burn your own DVD, that is... Bought a DVD writer (Teac DV-W50D-PUK) on Saturday. External one, connects through USB 2.0 to my various notebooks :) At EUR 229,- they become affordable now. These days, with HDs in the 60GB+ range, you cannot create sensible...
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    Smartphone hits Germany (finally)

    debitel offers a preview of the Motorola MPx200 which will be available very soon in Germany. I'd say, it's about time... (After T-Mobile dropped earlier plans to bring the SPV E100 - aka Tanager - to the German market.)
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    Gadgets are coming

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    A new Smartphone made by Sierra Wireless will hit the market in 2004. It's got a flip-open QWERTY keyboard and will probably run Smartphone 2003. Very cool stuff, check it out at http://www.voq.com/site/default.voq .
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    ExI Reloaded

    Extropy Institute has refurbished its web site, got a new mission statement, and Max More has written version 3.1 of "the Principles" . They sound pretty grown-up now, a kind of introductory disclaimer (on the use of "extropy") has been added, and so...
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    Hardware: Bad things & good things

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    Recently, my Dell C840 stopped working with a hardware failure (Stop Error d0000144: Unknown Hard Error). Didn't find anything about this through Google ... looks like the main board or the disk controller are into serious trouble :( I miss this device...
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    CAS

    Ivan Medvedev has a very cool discussion of Code Access Security and making apps work in a semi-trusted environment here . (I was happy to read that it took even him a year to understand CAS, so I may not be completely stupid ... ;-)
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    BRIGHT!!!

    Just found out that a new term has been coined to describe my worldview: I'm a bright . Don't know what it means? See here or here to find out and decide for yourself. (I think that Dawkins and Dennett have a valid point, but this seems too artificial...
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    Triforium 2003

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    Staying in Berlin @ Triforium 2003, the German Microsoft customer & partner event. Focus on business topics. Nevertheless I gave a talk on mobile app development with .NET yesterday evening (thanks to an invitation by our Academia team) which was very...
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    DataGrid trouble with SP2003 + CF

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    Today I was amazed when, after installing SP2003 SDK RTM, I opened an older Smartphone project in VS.NET (created with a pre-RTM version of the SDK), and the compiler complained that it could not find the DataGrid in System.Windows.Forms. And indeed...
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    Megapixels

    Got my new digital camera, a Fujifilm FinePix F601 Zoom . Cool device, will have to play with it a little over the next few days. I love tech toys!
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    Hello World

    GotMyBlog@GotDotNet ! Still don't know what to think of all this blog hype. But since virtually everyone seems to be blogging these days, I felt I can't stay behind. Be warned, though: you might find some useful information here occasionally....
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