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    Logic Puzzle!

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    Have been musing about various logic puzzles latelty and thought I would open one up to the audience, so here it goes! The Bus Riddle: You live 5 minutes away from a bus stop, the bus waits at the stop for 30 seconds every 10 minutes. You wake up...
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    Things you should know about C# 2.0

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    When developing an application there are often many ways to tackle a problem. The below link is a great introduction to a few concepts that any good C# developer should learn. Not only will they improve your productivity but they will also influence the...
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    How to queue like an Englishman!

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    The 360 launch spirals ever closer in the UK and I for one have not got an X-Box 360 pre-ordered! Instead I shall be taking part in the age old English tradition of queuing. As to promote the beneficial aspects of queuing I have compiled my own list of...
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    The results are in!

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    Just dropping a quick reminder to anyone who entered the 'Win a X-Box 360' student newsletter competittion, ( it only took an e-mail to enter!) that the results are in. The results will be in the next studentzine which will be out sometime today (it's...
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    Getting Gadgeting: The Usefulness and Creation of Windows Vista Sidebar Gadgets

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    By Matt Duffin . With Windows Vista Business Edition now available on MSDN AA (see elsewhere in this article for more information on MSDN AA), I'm going to use a couple of articles to focus on some of the new features of Vista that can be used to add...
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    Developing for the Xbox 360 using XNA

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    by Ben Coley , Developer Evangelist Intern If you’re like me and do own an Xbox 360, you’ll already know that there are some simply fantastic games created for the Xbox. (If you didn’t know that, you do now!) Ever wondered if it would be possible...
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    Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 – codename ‘Orcas’

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    A simplified overview, by Ian MacGillivray First things first - what is Visual Studio anyway? Just like Word is a program you can use to write documents, Visual studio is, at its most basic level, simply a program you can use to write code. It...
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    Creating your 1st Game (2 of 5) - by Ben Coley, Academic Developer Evangelist

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    Welcome back! So if I remember rightly, the last thing we did is write some basic game-play. We have a basic world, an animated game character, and some boundaries. So what next? I’m thinking a level. We have boundaries at the edges of the screen...
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    How to enter the UK Imagine Cup - Easy as...

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    Ian and I accomplished our goal of doing the minimum amount of work to complete the Round 1 submission for entering the UK Imagine Cup - Cheating the Imagine Cup.... Timeline of day: 09.00AM - We arrive, get Starbucks and grab a meeting room 09...
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    Taking the red pill or forgetting to!

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    As mentioned in the last blog entry on the Imagine Cup software design competition in the UK this is the first of a series of posts about the challenges which ordinary people face in leading healthy lives and the challenges which face the healthcare industry...
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    Bug Hunt!

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    Pedantic literary types love to dissect the simplest of English phrases and run amok with their often trivial corrections! So, what does the computer world have to rival the unfaltering persistence of these chaps? Bug finders! What takes more patience...
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    How many web services does it take a blogger to change a light bulb?

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    Answer : 5 Blog Engine: To post that they will change a light bulb Search Engine: To find instructions on how to change a light bulb Technorati: To see if they are the first blogger to change a light bulb Flickr / MSN Spaces: To post the pictures of...
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    X-Mas code takes over!

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    Like the kid who got one too many chocolate bars, MSDN’s coding4fun website has released a torrent of new articles specifically tailored for the holiday season! What better than to sit back in a rocking-chair typing away in Visual Studio? So what’s on...
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    Coding for fun?

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    Or as the 133t would have us believe: coding 4 fun :) This is a great new MSDN site aimed at the, err, hobyist developer. It's too much fun to use just as a hobby though - especially Scott Hanselman's Some Assembly Required section (no it's not what...
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    Ideas...we've got lot loads of em!!

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    The theme of this year's Imagine Cup Software Design competition is 'Imagine a world where technology enables people to lead healthier lives' and through conversations with many of the teams forming for this year's competition we are hearing loud and...
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    Inspiration Tour

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    by Ed Dunhill , Academic Developer Evangelist This year the academic team have been touring UK universities talking about Microsoft’s bleeding edge technology and relating it to career opportunities. Since October we have travelled in excess of six...
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    UK student? Want to be a Student Rep? Read on...

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    By signing up to be a Microsoft Representative you won’t just get to find out about the best technology out there, you’ll actually get hold of it! Not only will you receive unique access to the representative portal that’ll keep you up-to-date with the...
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    Get your electric beaters out!

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    MIX 06 is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the rise of Web 2.0.0.1, AJAX, Atlas with a competition. Turn the oven onto pre-heat; and I will get you clued-up. What is MIX 06? The web is evolving and new versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox...
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    Presenting at the UK Imagine Cup finals - oh my....

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    Nearly every Computing degree in the UK requires, at some point, students to get up in front of their peers and lecturers and talk about a piece of work or project they have completed towards their degree mark. Having been one of those students and had...
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    A Personal Review of F# by Adnan Osmani Microsoft Student Partner

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    When I first heard about F# - the new functional programming language from Microsoft, I thought it was going to be yet another deviation of Haskell. Haskell is one of those languages developers rarely use again once they’ve left University. However, having...
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    A Fibonacci Solution in Monad!

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    Little did I know, but one of my compatriots cracked my mini-challenge to re-implement the fib. sequence in MSH using recurssion! If you are interested, jump over to his blog and check out the solution : Warning: Solution!
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    [Article(".NET Attributes")]

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    There have been many articles on Attributes, so rather than go through the rigmarole of re-hashing a subject I have will give a quick introduction. After that I have knocked up a quick demo which will hopefully get you moving in the right direction! At...
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    MSP @ Video Games Live

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    by Ben Nunney Video Games Live, a huge multi-national sell-out event designed to celebrate the music of video games both old and new, came to London on October 22nd to kick off the 2007 London Games Festival. The event was held at the newly refurbished...
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    C sharp programming course

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    Visit the Wiki of the C sharp programming course at the University of Hull. It forms part of the module 08101 Programming I. It is going to be used as a medium to inform Hull University students who are on the course of the content of each lecture. D...
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    SQL Server 2005/Visual Studio 2005/BizTalk 2006 Connected Systems Developer Competition

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    Show us what a great developer you are Show us how innovative you can be! Win $50,000 USD! What Can You Win? · First Prize of $50,000 USD · Copies of SQL Server 2005 , Visual Studio 2005 and BizTalk 2006 · MSDN Universal subscription...
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