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    ASP.NET Custom Errors and Status Codes

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    My colleague Brian Hitney notes a good post on ASP.NET custom error handling, and even manages to get in a plug for this weekend's Richmond Code Camp , where the post's author will be speaking: Chris Love has a good post about error handling in ASP.NET...
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    Scott Guthrie announces ASP.NET MVC framework

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    Jeffrey Palermo is at the alt.net conference going on in Austin, TX, and has some very interesting news : Scott Guthrie proposed a topic at the Alt.Net Conference today, and the topic was an overview of the MVC Framework his team is working on. His topic...
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    Download the XSSDetect Public Beta

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    This is definitely one tool you should be trying if you're writing web apps with Visual Studio. Cross-site scripting bugs are one of the most frequent classes of security issues in web apps, and as such any tool that can help you identify and remove these...
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    Want to Write About Zune?

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    Fun opportunity for someone passionate about Zune and writing: Have a lot to say about the Zune players? Always wanted to write for a well established blog? We want to hear from you right now! Cliczune is currently looking for guest and senior editors...
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    silverlight 2D physics engine

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    My colleague Joe Healy shares some cool Silverlight news : Local Tampa XNA and Silverlight rockstar Bill Reiss (the dr popper guy) ported the Farseer 2D physics engine from XNA to Silverlight ( http://silverlightrocks.com/community/blogs/silverlight_games_101...
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    Halo/Firefly Convergence

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    One other thing I noticed while watching the Halo 3 credits...the voice cast is pretty impressive. Among others, from character actor Keith David , to perennial bad buy Terence Stamp , it also includes the best damn spaceship captain ever to grace TV...
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    Silverlight DevCamp DC hits Facebook and Twitter

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    From the ReMIX07 Boston blog: Can't make it to ReMIX07 Boston? Didn't get your registration in in time? Fear not! You can take advantage of other great events like the upcoming Silverlight DevCamp DC , which will be held on November 3rd, 2007 in Reston...
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    WIRED SCIENCE Interview on Photosynth

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    Photosynth is one of the very cool things coming out of Microsoft Live Labs , and here's a video interview with one of the folks working on it: This is a great piece on Photsynth from Wired Science on PBS. If you haven't tried it, you can download and...
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    Preparing a Great WPF Presentation

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    Tim Sneath shows how : A couple of months ago, I posted a couple of presentations on Silverlight, with the intention of making it easy for others to liberally borrow content for their own internal or external presentations on the subject. They seemed...
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    VS2008 Beta2 VPCs expiring prematurely

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    From Jeff Beehler, something to be aware of , particularly if you're using Team Foundationation Server on a VS 2008 Beta 2 VPC: We recently discovered that the VPCs we distributed as part of the VS2008 Beta2 release will expire on Thursday, November 1...
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    Microsoft Team Blogs

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    Need to find a Microsoft team blog? Brandon LeBlanc has taken the time to pull together a nice list : Listed* below are official team blogs from the product teams at Microsoft which are categorized by specific product groups. Click here to access the...
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    Kickin' It Old School on Xbox LIVE Arcade

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    My colleague Brian Johnson has a neat article on xbox.com: Sometimes, I wonder what it must be like to be a kid nowadays. In a world where electronics dominate, do kids know about games and technologies that preceded the high resolution games of today...
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    NoVa Code Camp 2007.02 Call for Speakers

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    Via Jeff Schoolcraft : The next version of the NoVa Code Camp, 2007.02, happens Saturday November 17th, 2007 from 8a-6p at the Microsoft Office in Reston, VA. We need speakers . The tentative tracks for 2007.02 are (this is where your ideas need to be...
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    Stop Wasting Time Online / Wired How To's

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    For folks like myself whose work and life both largely revolve around the internet, this is a timely list of tips for taking control : The Web is replacing the TV as the #1 time-thief in our lives. And, unlike the TV, the Web does not respect the boundaries...
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    Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries

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    Some great news for .NET developers from Scott Guthrie : One of the things my team has been working to enable has been the ability for .NET developers to download and browse the source code of the .NET Framework libraries, and to easily enable debugging...
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    Happy 30th Atari 2600!

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    Dave points out an anniversary of interest : Debuting in 1977 at $199 it brought gaming into the family household in a big way. I remember getting a used Atari 2600 from an ad my parents found in the paper (200 Bucks was a lot to spend on electronics...
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    ReMIX has begun!

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    We've kicked off ReMIX07 Boston. The keynote is going on right now, and I and my colleague Chad Brooks are awaiting the first set of videos from our video team to encode and get uploaded to our web site. We'll be posting the videos to Channel 9, and linking...
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    Silverlight Enterprise Deployment Guide

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    Found via the Public Sector Developer blog , Tim Sneath points to a guide for those with questions about deploying Silverlight in the enterprise : As more and more Silverlight sites become available, enterprise administrators are starting to ask for guidance...
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    Upcoming Events for November

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    Here's a list of the events that are coming up next month, courtesy of Community Megaphone : Thursday, November 01, 2007 6:00 PM: RV.NUG Meeting: WPF and Silverlight - G. Andrew Duthie, Mid-Atlantic DE, aka .NET DEvHammer presents on WPF and Silverlight...
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    MIXing up Video Apps

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    A cool app from Steve Marx, via the ReMIX07 Boston blog : For posting videos of sessions from ReMIX07 Boston, we took a pretty simple approach, using the Media control built into the ASP.NET Futures July 2007 release to embed videos in the site...
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    NOVA Code Camp Call For Speakers

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    Frank notes that the folks at NoVa Code Camp are looking for speakers for next month's event: The upcoming NoVa Code Camp takes place Nov 17 ( Register | Add to Calendar ) and they're looking for speakers. Code Camps are a great way to share information...
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    Silveright made simple

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    New Silverlight blog via Frank : My goal is to make sense of Microsoft Silverlight. I come from a .NET 2.0 web application background, so the next obvious transition is to look at .NET 3.0 and 3.5. When looking into Silverlight I had a hard time finding...
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    Master Chief...is he, or isn't he?

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    Hmm...I'm undecided : My son and I are having an argument as to the fate of Master Chief... Is he or isn't he? (I won't say more to avoid spoiling it if you haven't finished it yet). I say he isn't (There's no way... The quote "If only it were so easy...
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    ReMIX07 Boston Starts Monday

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    Later today, I'll be hopping a plane to Boston, for the first major conference I've been involved with planning, ReMIX07 Boston . I've been part of the team putting together content and speakers, and the team working out how to enhance the communication...
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    Herbie Hancock Interviewed about Technology

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    I wonder if it bugs Herbie Hancock to be most famous in some circles for "Rockit" which, while a fun 80s tune, was hardly a masterpiece. Personally, I much prefer his earlier jazz stuff, in particular the EP Canteloupe Island . Anyway, here's the intro...
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