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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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    Tiny Thumbs: Truth or Fiction?

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    OK, so I have to admit that I was taken in by this : Thomas Martel, 28, of Bonnie Braeis a big guy. So he has a hard time using the features on ever-shrinking user interfaces on devices like his new iPhone. At least, he did, until he had his thumbs...
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    BioShock: Like Myst, only Better...and Faster

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    OK, so I guess I could probably do without the "ethical conundrums," when I'm trying to have fun, but having played the demo, I can confidently say that Bioshock is easily one of the most amazing looking games I've seen to date on the XBOX 360. It really...
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    Fuel cell charger?

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    Interesting story in CIO about a company producing Microsoft-branded fuel cell-based recharging devices. Whether the speculated purposes are true (Zune and/or Windows Mobile devices), this sounds kinda cool. And since I own both, I'm very interested in...
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    Turning $20 into $200

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    That's basically what I did this weekend with a $20 67mm UV filter for my Nikon D70s. I was running late for my youngest son's baptism, and was carrying more stuff than I probably should've been (baptismal blanket, camera, tripod, and a bottle of formula...
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    Storing data on CD/DVD

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    One of the things that I suspect many folks don't realize is that CDs and DVDs that you burn on your PC are not permanent media, particularly depending on what brand or type of media you use. Burnable CDs/DVDs (as opposed to professionally pressed media...
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    Zune Clock Has Arrived!

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    You know you've wanted it, you know you've been waiting for it. So...BEHOLD...I GIVE YOU...The ZUNE CLOCK!!! Thanks to the magic that is XNA Game Studio Express 3.0 CTP, we can now put a clock on the Zune. Personally, I've always just relied on my watch...
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    Web Wednesday: Graphic Design for Devs URL

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    Friday I announced a very cool webcast this Wednesday, in which Frank La Vigne will help turn ordinary developers into devigners (developer + designer) with some tips and techniques to help you get the most out of graphic design. The webcast has now been...
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    Graffiti CMS

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    For several weeks now, I've been working with a new tool from the folks at Telligent (they wrote Community Server, the software that runs blogs.msdn.com) called Graffiti CMS . The CMS in this case stands for "content made simple" and Graffiti, in my experience...
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    XNA Team Blog : Announcing: XNA Game Studio 3.0 Community Technical Preview (CTP)

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    Very cool...time for games on Zune! Today, we are delivering the first Community Technical Preview (CTP) of XNA Game Studio 3.0, giving you the ability to build games for the entire family of Zune media devices. This feature gives you access to the majority...
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    Richmond Geek Dinner

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    Justin Etheridge let me know that he's putting together a geek dinner in Richmond on February 26th 19th at 7:00pm. The dinner will be at the Capital Ale House in Innsbrook. More details on Justin's blog . You can sign up here . Would you like to host...
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    Add Silverlight video to your blog

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    Brad Abrams notes: Thanks to the folks in Expression Media and the Silverlight Streaming it is now amazingly easy to add video (or other Silverlight content to you blog with Windows Live Writer . With nearly any blog host, you can write your blog, "Insert...
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    Input Validation Resources for ASP.NET

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    Anil John points out some good resources for dealing with input in ASP.NET: One of the basic tenets of secure coding is that ALL input is EVIL and should be validated and sanitized before being allowed into the application. This is also definitely...
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    Good news on VSTS and small dev shops

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    Just got some very good news for small shops who are interested in the upcoming Visual Studio 2005 Team System, and in particular Team Foundation Server, but concerned about the cost. To help address the needs of independent consultants, small ISVs, and...
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    Behold...THE FUTURE!!!

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    Just had to pass this along: The Home Computer of 2004, as seen from 1954 They were right about scientific progress, that's for sure! UPDATE : OK, OK! I've been had...it's a hoax . So it's not true, but I still think it's pretty funny. And a good photoshop...
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    Web and Email and Administrators

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    MSDN has just published part 2 of Michael Howard's discussion of strategies for browsing the web and reading email more safely if you absolutely must log onto your day-to-day machine as Administrator. Regular readers know I recommend against this, as...
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    Hidden Gem for Least Privilege Development

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    I was reading through a recent Keith Brown article on security in the .net Framework 2.0, and noticed this little gem: System.Diagnostics Besides a whole boatload of new tracing and debugging features, better event log support and even a Stopwatch, there...
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    Internet Explorer 7.0 announced!

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    It's now public...IE 7.0 is slated for beta this summer. See here for more details.
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    Richmond.NET User Group

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    I want to take a minute to thank everyone who came out to see my talk on ASP.NET 2.0 at the Richmond.NET User Group last night. The good news is that even with all the (good-natured) heckling I got for my mental misfires (I had some trouble remembering...
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    New McConnell Book

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    My colleague at Microsoft Al Noel just gave me a heads up on a new book coming soon from Steve McConnell called Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art . Al had a hand in reviewing the book, and given McConnell's past contribution to the art of...
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    Reminder: Free Developer Security Training

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    Are you satisfied with the level of security in your applications? Is security an important part of your team's development process? If you're like most folks, the answer is probably "no" to both questions. If so, you may want to take advantage of a free...
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    "Monad" is now Windows PowerShell, and RC1 is available

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    For those of you who've seen "Monad", you'll want the RC1 download links first: Windows PowerShell RC1 - x86 Windows PowerShell RC1 - x64 Windows PowerShell RC1 - Documentation Pack For those of you who haven't seen it yet, Windows PowerShell...
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    Want to learn about developing on the new Sharepoint?

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    There's a free e-book available from download.microsoft.com. Check it out!
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    Cool tip for easily opening ASP.NET 2.0 websites from Windows Explorer

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    Ever wanted to be able to simply right-click a folder in Windows Explorer and open it as a web site in Visual Studio 2005? Well, Brad Bartz has a nice post on how you can do this easily using a macro and a simple registry script. Good stuff.
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    Trading Card

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    I was recently IMing with my colleague Rob Caron, who has a couple of neat cartoon caricatures of himself that he uses for his blog and his IM avatar, which reminded me of my own "comic book" character, which was created as a part of a promotional series...
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