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  • Blog Post: Who needs C++ anyway?

    Eric Gunnerson has an interesting blog entry comparing C# and C++. The Computer Science department at CSULB currently uses C++ for most of the programming courses. I think it would be interesting to switch to C# as the default language. Would you rather have C# as the main language or do you like C+...
  • Blog Post: Now this is a resume page

    Resume pages are always so formal... here's one from a sociology student at Seattle University that really gets makes the professionalism shine through! (it's like Tablet PC gone mad) -Kevin
  • Blog Post: How nerdy are you?

    Take a test and find out how nerdy you are. You can also determine the extent of your love for money with another test . -James (Cal. State University, Long Beach)
  • Blog Post: Can't make Las Vegas for CES?

    If you can't attend the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show in person you can still watch Bill Gates live on January 5, 2005 at 6:30 P.M. Pacific Time. -James (Cal. State University, Long Beach)
  • Blog Post: Are you on the naughty or nice list?

    There is more than one way to get on Santa's nice list as this FoxTrot comic illustrates. -James (Cal. State University, Long Beach)
  • Blog Post: Ever wanted to port an app from Linux to Windows (.NET)?

    Over the past week Josh Blake of James Madison University has ported an application from Linux to Windows primarily using C# . I had to learn a lot about the Win32 API...and I'm talking some intense stuff, like Access Control Entries (ACE), Desktop API , Windows Services , default system policies and...
  • Blog Post: Special Holiday Episode of MSDN TV

    Don Box and Chris Anderson demo the basics of writing custom layout code in Avalon. There is also a rendition of a classic holiday poem at the end of the episode. -James ( Cal. State University , Long Beach )
  • Blog Post: Themes for XP

    James, one of our contributing students, just blogged about the new Christmas Theme available for Windows XP over on his theSpoke blog (it's always fun when you have multiple blogs, and keep track of what you post where!). He also points to the Energy Blue Theme for Tablet PC , which I haven't tried...
  • Blog Post: Need a Regular Expression?

    Tonight I was working on creating a regular expression to parse URLs for a program and I could not get one part to work properly (probably because I am tired... since I have pretty much been up for about 42 hours right now). When I mentioned this to James he said I should check out the Regular Expression...
  • Blog Post: Insomniac Nation - updates

    Just some completely random cool links I came across Microsoft ’s Ian McDonald is blogging – he knows a thing or two about shipping products (think: Windows) Can’t get enough of Cryptonomicon? Read Slashdot’s interview with Neal Stephenson If you haven’t been there, go now. Channel9 . Or try their moblog...
  • Blog Post: Getting down to the wire...

    It has just been one of those days... I am very happy that we are on Thanksgiving break today, because I do not think I could have made it through one more day of classes. Yesterday was the first delivery day for a group project at school and of course due to another big class project this one had been...
  • Blog Post: From the chronicles of Insomniac Nation: Morbid Warnings Icons

    Saw this referenced up on Flickr , and I thought anyone (student otherwise) could enjoy! :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/nadav/sets/28034/ -Kevin (MSFT)
  • Blog Post: Insomniac Nation: some random links to keep you entertained

    Embed yourself in this code: Get the Windows Embedded Introductory Kit . 2 hours of nothin' but .NET: .NET Rocks! Hosted by MSDN . Ever heard of Podcasting? Neither had we, but it's sweeping the developer world . Total irreverence and Visual Basic, together at last - VBTV - it's old, but worth the watch...
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