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    Bill Gates no longer Nr 1 richest man.

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    I actually heard this on the radio this morning thinking that maybe this again will take off the heat towards Microsoft. I know a lot of people cannot stand the fact that Billg made some good business decisions and earned himself that spot. Again The...
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    Take a service stop and clean your windows

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    Of course, this is about Windows XP Service Pack 2, but as my co-worker Alain wrote in ' About backward compatibility of XP SP2: Life has changed ... ', I also have my own view on this. It actually struck me when driving towards the south of France, a...
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    Leaving Microsoft

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    I'm sure many of you have already heard, but just to make it official. Yes, I'm leaving Microsoft. This will be the last post that I'll write while being employed by Microsoft Belux . It's good to be able to end my career here with the Developer &...
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    Unit Tests as documentation

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    Since Unit Testing is becomming a defacto used practice in modern programming, this is an interesting topic to say the least: The next XP BE meeting will be hosted by Philippe De Bruycker of the Federal Administration of Foreign Affairs in Brussels. The...
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    Microsoft is going Public

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    Huh? Ok I always wanted to create those misleading article headings you find in magazines and newspapers... But this is a first too; Microsoft has extended its Shared Source Initiative to post a project completely on SourceForge under the CPL (Nooo...
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    The Best 404 page ever...

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    http://www.hutteman.com/weblog/somethingwhatever Luke Hutteman's blog has the best 404 Page Not Found ever... love it!
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    The Exploits are running wild - Sasser

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    If you have not installed the latest updates for Windows XP yet, you just might be too late. If nothing else, switch on the Internet Connection Firewall asap if you can. For more information refer to the Security Report on the Microsoft site. The...
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    Re-instate the 'Esc'ape key!! (please, pretty please, with sugar on top?)

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    I would like to start a call to all developers in the world, and especially to the Longhorn devs; to re-instate the Escape key. There are just soo many scenarios still in the Windows shell where you as a user (of a not soo powerfull machine perhaps) are...
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    Windows CE 5.0 Technology Preview available for download

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    You can find it on the MSDN site here
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    Microsoft flags the European Union

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    In order to celebrate the upcoming expansion of the European Union on May 1st 2004, Microsoft has released a 3D Screensaver showing the flags, get it here
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    IL Merge utility from MS Research

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    This can be an interesting tool (haven't tried it myself yet, but will do so soon). ILMerge takes a set of input assemblies and merges them into one target assembly. The first assembly in the list of input assemblies is the primary assembly. When the...
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    New exploits are comming at blazingly fast speeds

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    Protect Against Exploit Code Related to Security Bulletin MS04-011 Code is available on the Internet that seeks to exploit issues addressed in the Microsoft security updates of April 13. Find out if your system is at risk and how you can protect against...
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    Comments on XP SP2

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    Here are my reflections on the comments posted to Take a service stop and clean your windows dragon_x, I somehow do not understand your point. If you have done soo much work to make your system better and more secure, you must know that there are many...
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    Windows XP SP2 (Dutch)

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    Ik heb in mijn referrals gemerkt dat ik nogal hoog scoor op google als mensen zoeken op Windows xp sp2 en dutch (ofte Nederlands). Windows XP SP2 Dutch is beschikbaar voor download . Let wel, deze download is groot (~260 MB) en is niet de aangewezen manier...
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    Call for Sessions - XP Day Benelux 2004

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    I believe not enough people in the .NET community are aware of Agile Software Development; so here goes... ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Call for Sessions - XP Day Benelux 2004 19 November 2004 Mechelen, Belgium...
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    Channel 9 is Alive

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    I guess most of us (belgians) do not even know what 'channel 9' is about. Well: if you fly United Arilines in the US, you can actually hear the pilots in the cockpit using the in-flight entertainement system. And you have to tune in on channel 9. So...
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    Python for .NET

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    I've read some stuff around Python for .NET before and I found the article from Jim Hugunin very interesting, especially for getting a better insight on how the CLR works internally. Turns out Jim has joined the Microsoft CLR team , and is starting...
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    The Developer & IT Pro Days 2005 have come to an end.

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    It was interesting to see the 'abstract' work I had been doing come together and result in people (lots of people actually) enjoying the content of the sessions. Despite the unfortunate audio problems that come with organizing such an event in an expo...
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    Random braindump while triaging e-mails

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    I'm sure many of you find yourself in the same position, and maybe there are even tools out there that do this (if so, share!) I'm finding myself triaging e-mails again. The e-mails that arrive in my inbox are usually the ones that are important, and...
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    2005

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    Politics

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    I try to keep this blog only on the technical side and not discuss religion or politics, but this seems like a nice site, that involves us all: http://www.us-election.org go post your vote.
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    New Usergroup online

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    Yes, a new User Group has just been launched. http://www.vbgroup.org At the moment, dutch only, but they hope to unite all of the Belgian developers to participate in their community. They offer a wide range of features such as newsgroups, a knowledge...
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    Finally, InfoPath has Managed Code!!

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    Announcing the InfoPath 2003 Toolkit for Visual Studio .NET Back in the days that InfoPath was still code named XDocs, this was the one of the big features I was really missing, having been living and breathing .NET and managed code all over, convincing...
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    Updated Developer & ITPro Days 2005 Agenda

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    Just completed some more details on the agenda , and I will continue so in the next coming weeks. Please, please, pretty please give us some feedback. Especially around the 'Connect' sessions. Some people seem to think this is a great idea, other really...
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    Windows Update - nothing to report

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    Ok, this is my own simplistic view but still... As a habit, I tend to go up to the Windows Update site and check for any new goodies (usually security patches, which are good). But lately it is a very disappointing process. You go there, and there...
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