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    Cool Expression Tutorials

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    In preparing for the first of our MSDN Roadshow events tomorrow in Baltimore , I've run across a number of cool tutorials and samples for the Expression Studio tools, so I thought I'd share a couple that I really liked: Water Drop Tutorial - Use...
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    Codeplex TOP 25

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    Straight from Mongolia, a list of the top 25 Microsoft open source projects : It is nice to see the open source projects' progress in Microsoft world, especially it is been extremely fast growth after the Codeplex launched, and also GotDotNet suggests...
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    DevFish.Net :: Tafiti - wow, just wow!

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    Joe 's found something cool : As dougt would say, "wow, just wow". Tafiti - silverlight plus search. Try it. • Go to http://www.tafiti.com • Enter a search query • Drag interesting results to the shelf on the right. Each box on the shelf can be used to...
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    Understanding agclr.dll

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    My colleague Dr. Z observes : Where a Silverlight 1.1 Alpha Refresh project is created with Orcas 2008 beta 2, references are set by default to several assemblies, which are stored in the Microsoft Silverlight directory, such as agclr, mscorlib, system...
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    Gamers and HD

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    1up.com reports on lack of HD awareness among PS3 and XBOX 360 gamers: If so few are even aware of the HD functions, how many who are in-the-know are even taking advantage of it? Speaking anecdotally, my Dad picked up an HDTV a few years ago from Costco...
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    Condense Your Day With the Life-Hacking FAQK

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    Nice that someone has a sense of humor and perspective about "life hacking" : What will life hacking do for me? Productivity is within your grasp! Using life hacking tips, you can compress the activities of your daily life into less time, freeing up untold...
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    Free WPF DataGrid Control

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    Marc from the Public Sector Developer Blog sez: REMINDER: Exceed offers a FREE DataGrid for WPF Yes, you read that right! Details here . - Marc Free's my favorite price! Public Sector Developer Weblog : REMINDER: Exceed offers a FREE DataGrid for WPF
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    Windows Live Platform tidbits

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    Here's some great Windows Live info from Catherine Heller , including a nice shout-out to my brother DE from Florida, Joe Healy : I was out of the office last week on vacation (check out our awesome seaplane ride to Victoria !), and a number of things...
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    Wiimote + Excel = COOL!

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    OK, so I realize most people don't equate Excel to cool, other than perhaps some twisted CPAs (apologies to any readers who may also be CPAs), but in this case, I think we have to make an exception: I am doing more and more Wiimote integration. Buttons...
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    Mark your calendars to be AWESOME

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    March 10th, 2008 is the first International Day of Awesomeness : No one's perfect, but everyone can be awesome. What is The International Day of Awesomeness ? The International Day of Awesomeness is a celebration of awesomeness . People are awesome every...
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    The New, Improved, and Simplified MadCodeCamp.com

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    Recently, I took a hard look at some of the stuff I've been trying to do in the community, and I realized that while some things were effective, others weren't, and some of the latter category weren't working because they were too much work to maintain...
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    .NET U comes to Roanoke, VA

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    From community guru Robin Edwards , of RVNUG : Get Ready For Roanoke Valley .NET User Group Training With .NET University! Rather than our usual meeting at the Roanoke County Public Safety Building we will be providing training the first two Thursdays...
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    barcamp DC

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    So I'm catching up on my blogging a bit, and wanted to mention last weekend's barccamp DC , which was held at Fleishman-Hillard, Inc, just a couple blocks north of the White House. Barcamp, for those of you who may be unfamiliar with it, is an "unconference...
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    200 Billion...and it all started with ABBA

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    Can it really have been 25 years? I think if I remember correctly, the first CD I ever bought was Yes' 90125 . I can still remember the look on my mom's face the first time I played the song "Leave It" for her. Even on my cheap CD player, the clarity...
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    Surface = One-armed Bandit?

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    OK, so maybe that's an exaggeration...but this post from Frank La Vigne sounds interesting: Microsoft Surface may be headed to the casino floor as both Microsoft and Harrah's Entertainment experiment with the new device . The article talks about several...
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    Windows Live ID - Platform Neutral

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    I know there are probably some folks who roll their eyes when Microsoft uses the term "platform-neutral" : Windows Live ID Web Authentication 1.0 SDK Brief Description The Windows Live™ ID Web Authentication 1.0 software development kit (SDK) gives you...
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    Mid-Atlantic MSDN Roadshow - Silverlight

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    Next week, we're kicking off a new event series here in Mid-Atlantic called the MSDN Roadshow. Those of you from the New England area are probably familiar with this format from my colleagues Chris Bowen and Bob Familiar , and their Bob & Chris' MSDN...
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    Illustrated HTTP errors

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    Here's an unusual way to let your users know something's gone wrong: Inspired by Goopymart's "Teh Internets" , here's an illustrated set of common http error codes for use on your blog or site or what have you. My favorite is the cartoon for 404 - Not...
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    Researchers Develop Bendable Battery

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    This sounds really cool: WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a battery that looks like a piece of paper and can be bent or twisted, trimmed with scissors or molded into any shape needed. While the battery is only a prototype a few inches square right now, the researchers...
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    List of AJAX Automated Testing and Debugging Tools

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    Since I've been posting a lot of fun and/or gadget stuff lately, I thought I'd offer up some goodness to those craving a bit more technical meat. Dan Wahlin has a great lineup of automated testing tools for AJAX that is definitely worth a read: While...
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    Workers suffering from 'email stress'

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    Does this ring a bell? Targets, deadlines and getting to work on time have long been the main sources of pressure for most workers, but now it seems the office is being plagued by a new problem: e-mail stress. According to new research increasing numbers...
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    New Headshot - Roy L. Flush

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    So I was recently in Miami for a team meeting, and one of the things they had scheduled was headshots with a professional photographer. After taking a normal (at least for me) shot, I grabbed my sunglasses, my hat, and some playing cards, and struck up...
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    Upcoming MSDN Events

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    Here's a list of events coming up on the east coast...there are several in or around the Mid-Atlantic, so make sure you take advantage of them: I'm about to take off again and deliver some fun MSDN Events that feature some great new technologies. For...
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    Technorati Claim

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    Laying claim to my blog...sign up at Technorati.com to find out how to claim yours. Technorati Profile
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    geekSpeak tomorrow

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    For those of you who attended one of my FAQ Friday webcasts last year, this should be a pretty familiar format: Next geekSpeak - Custom Authentication Providers for SharePoint Server 2007 with Ron Rohlfs For our next geekSpeak we'll address your questions...
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