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  • Blog Post: Just upgraded to Verizon FiOS from Comcast Blast

    I've been using Comcast PowerBoost (6Mbps download / 768 Kbs upload) for about a year and have been pretty happy with it. The speed was fine and the price was good at $33/month. (Although I had to keep calling to get them to lower the price after the promotional price kept expiring). Comcast recently...
  • Blog Post: How to escape a leading # within the C preprocessor

    This is probably a no-brainer for most people, but for some reason I banged my head against the wall for about an hour trying to figure this one out. Background Oftentimes you have source files (or in our case aspx files) that contain common headers, footers, sections, etc. Instead of paying the runtime...
  • Blog Post: Hilarious video about what it's like to work here at Microsoft

    This is a pretty realistic video of what it's like to work here. :) http://on10.net/blogs/tina/Life-At-Microsoft/
  • Blog Post: SyncToy 1.4 and Vista 64-bit (x64) Error

    I use the extremely useful SyncToy to mirror my data between various machines at home. However, it did not work on Vista x64. I found this very handy blog post which tells you how to fix the problem. I didn't feel like installing Windows Network Monitor 3.1 , so I decompiled it using dark and extracted...
  • Blog Post: Shahar has waaay too much time on his hands :)

    Check out this blog post from Shahar, one of the devs I work with. http://blogs.msdn.com/cumgranosalis/archive/2007/08/21/code-art-like-ascii-art-only-sucks-so-much-more-to-create.aspx
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista RC2 has been released

    I've been running RC1 for a little while now and I have been converted to Vista! It is very nice. RC2 has just been released and has some minor improvements and bug fixes. I'm downloading and installing it now. You can download it from http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/rc2/en/download.htm if you...
  • Blog Post: A nice little article about defensive programming

    Shahar Prish , one of my fellow teammates on the Excel Server (now called Excel Services by marketing) team has written a nice little article on defensive programming that I thought was pretty insightful. And no, I'm not Dev1, Dev2, or Dev3. :) http://blogs.msdn.com/cumgranosalis/archive/2005/12/12...
  • Blog Post: Introductions

    Well, I'm now a certified MSDN blogger. I've been meaning to do this for a long time, but just haven't gotten around to it. First of all, let me give a little information about myself. I'm a developer at Microsoft working on the next version of Excel . Let me just tell you that it will be sweet and...
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