Stephen Toub

.NET, MSDN Magazine, and other Adventures in Life

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    My Least Favorite Day of the Year

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    I’m an honest person. I value truth, sincerity, and candor. I appreciate people who are honest with me and honest with others. And I’m pretty sure that most people in this world feel the same way. Why is it, then, that it’s considered acceptable by the...
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    Sudoku article on MSDN

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    My Sudoku article on MSDN is live at Microsoft Sudoku: Optimizing UMPC Applications for Touch and Ink . At 60 pages, it's practically a book :) I sincerely hope you enjoy it.
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    Sudoku code now available!

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    I'm happy to announce that the code for Microsoft Sudoku for the Tablet PC and Ultra-Mobile PC is now available for download at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=C0461E1A-BD6A-4B21-A199-D3D4F9D79CF7 Note that the download includes...
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    Chicago's "Urinetown" is a hit!

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    The Chicago production of the musical "Urinetown" is a hit! Just check out some of these reviews: Chicago Sun-Times "Not only does the show look fabulous in the intimate, brick-walled, 300-seat confines of the Mercury, but it features a hugely talented...
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    Sudoku... want the code?

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    In my last post I talked about the implementation of Sudoku we created for the Tablet PC and the Ultra-Mobile PC. Want the source code? How about an MSDN article explaining the ins and outs of how it was created, the algorithms used, how it makes use...
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    Sudoku for the Tablet PC

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    In July of 2005, I was visiting my brother and my college roommate John in London. While there, John got me hooked on Sudoku, a puzzle game that was then sweeping Europe and is now sweeping the US. On the way back to the states, instead of sleeping as...
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    I'm on the Media Center Show!

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    Ian was nice enough to have me on the show this week. Check it out: http://mediacenter.thepodcastnetwork.com/2006/03/09/the-media-center-show-48-stephen-toub-msdn/ 00:50 Coming up this week 01:30 Email - No Apple DVR 02:36 Email - XBOX 360 04:04 Email...
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    April 2006 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The April 2006 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/06/04 . And for those of you on the go, a downloadable CHM file of the entire issue is available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/htmlhelp...
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    TechNet Magazine March•April 2006 now online

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    The March•April 2006 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2006/03/default.aspx . And for those of you on the go, a downloadable CHM file of the entire issue is available from http...
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    Do I speak Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Korean, and Portugese?

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    No, I don't, unfortunately, although at one point I knew a fair bit of Italian and French. C'est la vie. Of course, you wouldn't necessarily know that I don't speak all of these languages after browsing around http://www.microsoft.com and http://msdn...
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    MSDN Magazine RSS feeds

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    I've had several people recently ask me if it would be possible for MSDN Magazine to expose RSS feeds for our content. These folks want to know anytime a certain author publishes a new article, or anytime a new edition of their favorite column comes out...
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    March 2006 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The March 2006 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/06/03 . The March installment of my favorite column, .NET Matters , is available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/06/03/NETMatters...
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    "Urinetown" in Chicago!

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    Urinetown, the Tony-Award winning musical comedy created by Chicago's Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, will begin its first resident commercial Chicago run March 15 toward an opening of March 26 at The Mercury Theater. For anyone living in or near Chicago...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Guided Tour

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    2005 was a truly exciting year for us here at MSDN Magazine . We launched a new magazine . We covered all sorts of amazing advances for the programmer, courtesy of Visual Studio 2005. We lost a couple of weeks, because of that dodgy falafel cart on 49th...
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    Web Development Job!

    Looking for a challenge? Want to own the responsibility for communicating with over 500,000 developers and IT pros every month via two award winning Microsoft web sites? If you are passionate about Microsoft’s developer and IT pro audiences and are interested...
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    February 2006 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The February 2006 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/06/02 . And for those of you on the go, a downloadable CHM file of the entire issue is available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/htmlhelp...
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    Write Articles for MSDN Magazine

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    MSDN Magazine is always on the look out for talented developers and writers looking to get their quality ideas and content published in the magazine. If you've got a great idea for an article relating to development with Microsoft technologies, by all...
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    MSJ Scam

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    First, a bit of history on MSJ, as taken from the MSJ archive at http://www.microsoft.com/msj/: Microsoft Systems Journal was the first programming publication from Microsoft. Predating the Windows operating system, MSJ covered MS-DOS internals beginning...
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    TechNet Magazine January•February 2006 now online

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    The January•February 2006 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2006/01/default.aspx . And for those of you on the go, a downloadable CHM file of the entire issue is available from...
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    January 2006 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The January 2006 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/06/01 . The January installment of my favorite column, .NET Matters , is available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/06/01/NETMatters...
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    TechNet Magazine November-December 2005

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    I forgot to post this when it came out, but the November-December 2005 issue of TechNet Magazine is available online!
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    December 2005 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The December 2005 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/12 . The December installment of my favorite column, .NET Matters , is available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/12/NETMatters...
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    DevConnections

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    Heading to Las Vegas today for DevConnections . If you're attending the conference and are interested in some of the new reliability features in the .NET Framework 2.0, come to my talk VSY352 at 2pm on Wednesday. Hope to see you there!
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    Position Changer Add-In updated for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Update Rollup 2

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    Today, the Media Center team released Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (you may have heard of the update referred to previously as "Emerald"). Update Rollup 2 includes a plethora of modifications to improve the stability, reliability...
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    Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Update Rollup 2

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    Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 was released today! Get it while it's hot. In addition, for all you developers out there, a new SDK was released and can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId...
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