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Brian Johnson's Startup Developer Blog

September, 2004

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    Steve Makofsky Links to Widescreen Gaming Sites

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    OK, this is just what I needed. I don't have an actual widescreen TV, but I did get a widescreen monitor that I'm really liking a lot. Now my laptop and my desktop both do 1280 by 768 resolution. Steve found some resources for making games work at the widescreen resolutions.

    In messing around with all this HDTV stuff, I found is that most Xbox games snap into widescreen automatically. More and more, I'm doing my gaming on the Xbox. I'm spending more time time playing and less time tweaking.
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    Dave Winer Bought a TR3

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    It looks like Dave Winer bought a TR3. I'm still loving mine. What's it like to own one of these? I had to double check to make sure it was in my backpack this morning. :)
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    New CodeWise Community Page

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    There's a new CodeWise Community Page up on MSDN. This is a great place to go to find links to developer sites all over the net.
    About CodeWise
    The Code Wise Community site is your resource for third-party tips, code samples, advice, and news from independent experts on the Microsoft .NET Framework and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET.
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    Xbox HDTV Support

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    This week I bought a widescreen monitor for my PC that also supports HDTV. I've got this hooked to my Xbox and so I was looking for the 1080i games to test things out. I found a great list here at HDTVArcade that shows the different resolutions supported by each game.
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    Security Hands-On Lab

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    Microsoft Learning has posted a new security hands-on lab for IT pros. You can find out more here:
    Hands-On Lab 2811: Applying Microsoft® Security Guidance Training

    This hands-on lab allows students to apply information and guidance that can help improve security in a network based on Microsoft Windows®. Students can perform tasks related to security update management and implementing security on Microsoft Windows® server and client computers.
    If you haven't done so, be sure to check out the other free security offerings from MS Learning. You can find these on the Microsoft Security E-Learning page.
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    Top 25 Games on Live

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    Just in case anyone is interested, I found this page that contains the Top 25 Live games:
    Top 25 Xbox Live Games Worldwide
    You know what’s been spinning in your Xbox—how does it compare to what the rest of the Xbox Live™ community has been playing? These are the top 25 Xbox Live games based on the number of gamers playing ‘em. This list will be updated weekly, so check back each week to see what’s hot.
    I find it interesting that Fable is listed at number 2 this week. :)
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    Star Wars Battlefront

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    OK, so yesterday my wife picked up a copy of Battlefront for me at Target. My kids love this game and I've spent a few hours playing online. What I find most amazing about this game is that it really makes you feel like you're in one of the movies.



    Scoble links to Robert Weller, who has the absolute best reason for buying this game. (I also discovered this right away and thought exactly the same thing.)
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    Kenny Kerr on Security

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    This week on the Security and Visual C++ Developer Centers, we're going to headline a new article by Kenny Kerr. I've already gotten a few requests to headline this article. It was just posted Tuesday, so there's quite a bit of excitement over it.
    Defend Your Apps and Critical User Info with Defensive Coding Techniques
    In today's connected world in which every application is a potential target, you must extend your defensive programming efforts to cover security. Everything you have learned about defensive programming helps you write more secure code, but this is not enough. You need to go much further to build explicit defenses into your software.
    This article is the preview for the November issue of MSDN Magazine which focuses on security. This should be a great issue, so look for it soon.
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    Connexion by Boeing

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    I found this post on thewifiweblog to be pretty interesting. They did some testing of in-flight wireless over Seattle and the results were good. Check it out here.
    First Hand Account of Connexion by Boeing
    Glenn Fleishman goes into detail about a recent demo flight he was invited to for the Connexion by Boeing inflight Wi-Fi service. Glenn tests video conferencing (see picture), Voice over IP, Email, and blogging while flying in a loop around the Seattle area.
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    XPSP2 at O'Reilly

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    Chris sent me a link to Mitch Tulloch's nice little summary article on Windows XP SP2 deployment. You can find it on O'Reilly's WindowsDevCenter.com.
    Deploying SP2--Or Not
    To deploy, or not to deploy: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous security enhancements, Or to take arms against a sea of incompatible applications, And by opposing SP2 deployment, end them?
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