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Steve Teixeira's Blog -- Thoughts on parallel computing, Microsoft, the industry, and life
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    The local shop: Subverting the path of least resistance

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    I like coffee. Okay, I really like coffee. I'm not even sure the morning would ever turn to afternoon without being lubricated by latte. Several years ago, I bought a Krups Il Caffe Duomo espresso maker, which I've been very happy with. I've had to replace...
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    Visual C++ at PDC05

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    If you're a Visual C++ developer headed to PDC05, there are a bunch of cool things for you to see and do... Labs The Visual C++ team is sponsoring two labs during PDC: VC++ Upgrade Lab: There are a number of changes in Visual C...
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    Will the browser become the OS?

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    In a word: hogwash. In fact, I think the time is long overdue to file this .com-era fallacy away next to "Super B owl ads are a great idea for startups", "drawing an audience is more important than making a profit," and "people will totally buy...
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    What do MFC and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge have in common?

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    Steven Sinofsky, VP of all things Office, posted a great blog entry last night on the important role of failure in engineering to achieve success. Steven was one of the original implementers of MFC, and he tells an interesting tale about the dismal...
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    Chuck's blogging

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    Chuck Jazdzewski, a fellow member of the Hard to Spell Last Names Club, has begun blogging recently . Chuck is currently working on developer tools support for Avalon, although you may know him from his previous life, as one of the creators of Borland...
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    C++ Connections Conference

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    Go to Vegas, enjoy a great C++ conference, and ride home on a Harley. Well, anyone that wants to check out the great lineup of speakers at C++ Connections can do the first two. One lucky attendee will also get the Hawg. And, as always, what happens...
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    .com era buzzwords

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    I like words. Whereas normal, high functioning people appreciate words for their ability to communicate ideas in a handy, portable format, I get positively tickled when I hear a good turn-of-phrase or see an unusual-but-perfect word employed for some...
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    More Cowbell

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    "I have a fever, and the only prescription... is more cowbell!" For some reason, Christopher Walken's deadpan delivery of this line has been stuck in my head for the better part of the last month. Making it even more difficult for me to ...
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    Windows Error Reporting

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    I get this question a lot, so I thought I'd pass on The Old New Thing blog entry on Windows Error Reporting (aka Watson). If you're a commercial software vendor, you should definitely be using WER to get the crash dumps resulting from the bugs...
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    The Path of Least Resistance

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    Mark Cuban, technologist and Dallas Mavericks owner, has an interesting blog I keep on my RSS short list. His recent entry on the path of least resistance being a key to product success was particularly interesting. It kind of puts all the things...
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    Now the crickets make sense

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    It's obvious to me now they were locusts. The apocalypse is obviously nigh, as my wife has begun blogging .
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    Things you shouldn't have to ask the front desk

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    "Is it normal to have dead crickets all over the floor of my room?" Yeah, seriously. I'm in the Dallas area visiting a customer, and I booked myself into a reputable-but-unnamed hotel. Slide the little card key in and out, open the...
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    STL.NET: generics and templates

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    Developer.com posted a pithy article today on STL.NET. This whole templates vs. generics area seems to increasingly be the water cooler conversation topic of choice among VC++ developers. On that note, this blog entry from Brandon Bray is nearly...
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