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  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    The 13 days of training for my black belt exam on Nov 11th

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    Here I am, 13 days away from my black belt exam.  I’m mostly concerned about having to do the 4 kicks each leg.  This is where you do front snap, side snap, roundhouse, and back kick without setting your foot down.  And of course they make...
  • SQL Protocols

    TDSSNIClient initialization failed with error 0xd, status code 0x36.

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    I've seen this problem posted a couple times on the MSDN forums so I'm including the problem and the solution here. The MSDN SQL Server Data Access Forum is available at: http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=87 . If you see the following...
  • Sean McBreen's WebLog

    PDC Sessions on-line

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    It was a great conference – go and look at the sessions: http://blogs.msdn.com/mswanson/archive/2005/10/24/484434.aspx
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    RSS usability (again)

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    Robert is getting aggravated (aggregated?) by all the various RSS subscription logos cropping up everywhere. I have all the logos on my blog (or a lot at least). Why? Because the vast majority of those that use RSS don’t event know it . I agree...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    PDC sessions now available publically

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    If you missed PDC, but you want to go through some of the presentations - they are now available online . The presentations are videos with the audio of the presenter overlayed with their slides and demos. Looks good - enjoy! Originally posted by...
  • Autokinetic Effect - Erik Saltwell's Weblog

    Erik gets a taste of the good stuff

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    I had an amazing thing happen recently and I wanted to blog about it because it's had quite a powerful effect on me. Recently, I had the opportunity to proctor a usability study for the XmlReader......
  • Test Guide

    The Best Software Writing Indeed!

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    I just finished The Best Software Writing I , selected and edited by Joel Spolsky . The idea is that Joel asked his readers to nominate their favorite online articles from 2004, and then Joel picked through the nominations and put them together in a hardcopy...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Some great upcoming Webcasts!

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    With the launch of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 on November 7, 2005, we’ve invited back some of the greatest MSDN webcast speakers to take you on a lap around the new products. Tune in as we...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Windows Installer custom action tutorial

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    Steven Bone posted the first of a series of articles about how Windows Installer custom actions work and how to create and debug them. You can click on the link to read Part 1 - Custom Action Types and Sequences . This article describes how to configure...
  • Dan's Blog

    CD vs DVD

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    When you take a look inside a software develop project it's amazing how many decisions are made on a daily basis, how many of those decisions take so long to make, and how passionate people can become about those decisions. During the development of SQL...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    How to resolve 1308 or 1309 errors while installing Visual Studio

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    I was contacted by a customer this week who was trying to install Visual Studio .NET 2003 and was receiving 1308 or 1309 error messages during setup, which caused setup to rollback and fail. The errors appeared in the verbose MSI log file similar to the...
  • jfo's coding

    Using BackgroundWorker Effectively

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    If you are not familiar with the BackgroundWorker , it is a newly released component within Windows Forms 2.0 which adds safe, easy, multithreading capabilities to your application. By using a pattern of method calls (RunWorkerAsync, ReportProgress...
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