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    Silly me!

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    I'm working on this managed application that's doing some remoting. The app's got all sorts of heterogenous channels being mixed and matched....at one point I was getting an error with this text: "Tcp channel protocol violation: expecting preamble." ...
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    Me, my picture frame, and being OOF

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    I have the benefit of owning a Digital Memory Frame (thanks michaelp ). Well, I'm going to be OOF for 9 weeks on an extended business trip. Indeed a long time. My plan is to take my digital camera with me on my journey and remotely post pictures to...
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    Marsrovers get Life Extension

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    I just read an article stating that the rovers have been guaranteed an 18 month extension to their operations: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7398672/ . This is good news since the Hubble space telescope has been written off: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id...
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    1.6x + 2x = 320-1280mm

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    To quote Mazda : "Zoom Zoom!" I just ordered a 2x extender for my camera bag. My primary plans are for using this with my telephoto zoom lens . Given my camera's built in 1.6 focal length multiplier, the new 2x extender, and my 100-400mm lens; I now...
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    Read this if you're getting an InvalidCastException when referencing a type created with AppDomain.CreateInstanceFrom

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    I was helping someone out with an issue the other day. Basically we were attempting to create an instance of an object within an AppDomain and then use that object. Unfortunately when casting the object from the object returned from CreateInstance to...
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    Ever chat with SmarterChild?

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    I read an article that discusses an IM agent that people can chat with called SmarterChild . While I haven't fired up my AOL IM account in so long it's probably been deleted it was still very cool to read about. Does anyone have any memorable conversations...
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    Just like everyone else here @ blogs.msdn.com

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    I've been migraged along with everyone else and have picked my new theme. If it's hard to read or the layout doesn't work let me know and I can find another one that works better.
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    Product Activation changes....

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    Thanks to JaSoN for alerting me to this. Just a "buyer be ware" kind of thing. http://www.microsoft.com/piracy/partners/productactivation.mspx Attend our Free Live Web Chat Get answers to your questions about Production Activation from Microsoft experts...
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