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Steve Teixeira's Blog -- Thoughts on parallel computing, Microsoft, the industry, and life
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    The superstition of broken computers

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    If you're reading this, odds are that you're the family IT guy/gal as well. Like me, I'll bet you field calls from all over the country about web browsers and email and spyware and viruses and the like. And, God help you if you work for Microsoft because...
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    Do what I want, not what I ask

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    As I was surfing my comments, I found an interesting comment from a reader of Craig Stuntz's blog regarding my recent series on VC++ strategy: "I always like how companies dismiss what customers are asking for by claiming it isn't what customers...
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    More VC++ strategery

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    I appreciate all of the participation on this topic. Your comments are very helpful to the VC++ team in our long term thinking. I'd like to continue the discussion on a few of your comments... "Fully implement the 1998 standard. It's now 2006. When...
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    Being passionate about developer tools

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    Nick pointed out yet another "VS vs. BDS" thread on Joel on Software. For some reason, I find these "what programming tool should I use?" threads interesting reading. It's almost like asking, " Hey, I'm looking for a new religion and I'm considering Christianity...
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    VC++ product strategy: the next level of detail

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    Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on my last post on VC++ product strategy . While I totally appreciate and value the feedback, I have to admit that a few responses did leave me with more questions than answers. I'd like to therefore first call...
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    Your thoughts on VC++ product strategy

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    The Visual C++ product unit is currently in the process of refining its strategy for the post-Orcas timeframe. We'll definitely share this strategy as soon as we're able to do so, but meanwhile I'd love to get your thoughts on how you'd like to see Visual...
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    Steve and his Q: Good lovin' gone bad

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    Yes, I know. It was only a few weeks ago that I was animatedly expressing my love for my Motorola Q like Tom Cruise on Oprah. Now I'm here to report that we've been quarrelling more than we should. It's not yet so bad that the Q is sleeping on the couch...
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    Sleeping with the enemy

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    After months of kvetching, Helen finally defected from Spaces as her blog platform. Can't say I blame her; she really tried to make Spaces work for her, but I'm afraid the stability just hasn't been there from a blog management standpoint. I expect the...
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    More on personal firewalls

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    I wrote recently about some of the challenges faced by personal firewalls and the state of desktop security in general. Perhaps following my lead (okay, more likely, perhaps not), Slashdot just picked up on a Mail & Guardian article that tries to...
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    Should I use COM? (and would using COM require a séance?)

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    Reader Andre poses a great question about the use of COM for a new project: Steve, I would like to hear your opinion whether or not to use COM for the development of a new component based application. There is a large native C/C++ code base, where porting...
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    Still using VS 2003?

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    If you're still using VS 2003, you should pick up the service pack. We posted a few details about SP1 on the VC++ team blog .
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    Welcome to the Show, Nick

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    After years of working in the consulting field, my good friend, Nick Hodges , recently jumped into the developer tools business as the product manager for Delphi at "DevCo" (what the Borland IDE people like to call themselves these days). I'm glad to...
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    Back from the Bay Area

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    I'm back in Redmond after spending last week in the Bay Area. Is it just me or does the Bay Area look more like LA every day? The smog, the traffic, the concrete and asphalt habitat... it's all there. Anyway, although I spent the first 34 years of my...
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    Dirty Little Secrets of Desktop Security

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    A few issues were raised in rhe great comments from Norm, Chaim, and Tim in response to my recent post on DLL security. To address some of these issues (and add a few more), I've decided to re-post an article I wrote a few years ago when I was with Falafel...
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    ZoneAlarm and DLL protection

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    Mark Miller over at Developer Express recently posted this interesting entry to his blog regarding DLL protection. Mark is dead right in the general sense about the risks inherent in plug-in architectures like the Visual Studio IDE, in which an otherwise...
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    Recuperating from surgery

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    I suffer from obstructive sleep apnea , so I had some minor surgery this week on my nose to correct my formerly deviated septum. Unfortunately, it still looks the same as it always has from the outside, but the now roomier interior will allegedly enable...
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    I heart my Q

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    Being a gadget geek, I always keep an eye on what's cool and new. As mobile phones go, I've been frustrated for years over having to choose between the feature set I desire and a reasonable form factor. I want all the cool features... the good camera...
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    Welcome Charlie

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    My old friend and colleague, Charlie Calvert , has recently joined the C# team as a Program Manager. I'm really excited about having Charlie on the VS languages team, not just because it's great to have another old friend move to town but also because...
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    Back in the saddle

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    Regular readers may have noticed that I took a month-long sabbatical from blogging. I took a couple of week's vacation in July. Factoring in the usual pre-and-post-vacation rushing about, the net result was no blogging in July. Vacation was nice, btw...
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    Chat with the VC++ team

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    Only one day left for the VC++ team chat on the CodeGuru forums . Feel free to drop by to ask (in something vaguely resembling real time) about our plans for the product, what we do all day, the weather in Redmond (nice and sunny today, btw), whatever...
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    Blood on the Highway

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    Many folks who took a driver's training class as a teenager in the US remember a film called "Blood on the Highway" (or some variation thereof). This classic took the "scared straight" approach to encouraging safe motoring, showing graphic images of car...
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    Thoughts on VC++ bug fixing

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    Reader Norm vents some frustration about the VC++ bug fixing policy expressed on the VC++ team blog : >>Microsoft has made it pretty clear not only to me but even to MVPs that VC++ is not a product where bugs are going to be fixed in the next...
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    My new favorite shirt

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    A colleague of mine on the VC++ team (who shall remain nameless to protect the guilty) found this old cache of t-shirts, and I managed to grab one. Too cool. I'm even wearing it today.
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    Prioritizing VC++ bug fixing

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    The VC++ team blog has a message regarding how MSDN Product Feedback Center bug reports will be addressed during the Orcas cycle. We're doing our best to balance quality with Orcas work with forward-looking post-Orcas work, and this is one of the results...
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    New VC++ team blog

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    You'll find it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/vcblog/default.aspx
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