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  • Ken Henderson's WebLog

    Why you shouldn't compress SQL Server data and log files

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    Most knowledgable SQL Server DBAs know you shouldn't compress a database's data and log files, but I'll wager that few know the details behind why that's such a bad idea. The general reply might be "Performance" -- and that's correct -- but the assumption...
  • The Visual Basic Team

    Extending My

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    (Posted by Steven Lees) For those of you who are the Seattle area (or can get there this evening), Tyler Whitney from the VB team is going to be at the Seattle .NET Developers Association meeting tonight to talk about how the My feature is architected...
  • Stan's WWWeblog

    Windows Desktop Apprentice

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    The office may be a little mixed up but one thing that I don't take as lightly is my Windows Desktop. Have you ever been using someone else's computer and started cleaning up their desktop by deleting things you know they never open or execute? That's...
  • oliverlu's WebLog

    Windows SharePoint Service 2.0 SP2的新特征

    • 1 Comments
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=abba20f2-3625-4c9c-a412-ab9bbebdb5e8&displaylang=en 一篇很不错的文章,建议看一看。
  • Betsy Aoki's WebLog

    Should Betsy be allowed in public? She has no PhD.

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    Ok, so not only did I actually run counter to Microsoft culture and take a weekend (*almost* getting by without checking my work email but still the habit was too strong), but I added insult to injury by going to the Social Computing Symposium and missing...
  • Daryll McDade

    The Coding4Fun guys have a sense of humor

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    In this post on my pal Dan Fernandez's blog , Dan shows that he has a sense of humor--witness the link to their new picture to replace the tattoo guy. :) There is some cool stuff up on the Coding4Fun Dev Center. Some of my favorites; 1) Personal Web...
  • Ben Armstrong

    'net use' problem with Windows 98

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    A number of users have reported problems using the 'net use' command under Windows 98 under Virtual PC. This appears to be a bad interaction between Windows file sharing and the Virtual Machine Additions folder sharing client. There are two easy ways...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Playing Audio CDs, part 4 - MCI Playback.

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    The other day , I wrote about dumping the track database on an audio using the MCI string command set. Today, I'll include the piece I left out of the last article, actually playing a track from the CD. HRESULT CMCIStringCDPlayer::PlayTrack(int TrackNumber...
  • Ken Henderson's WebLog

    Subtle bugs #2

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    Came across this in some code recently. The code excerpt below is part of a larger cmd line application that can be run as both a console app and a service. One of the things it can do is start other processes, optionally trapping their output in a file...
  • Stephen Kaufman's WebLog

    Schema Design Patterns: Salami Slice

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    This is the second of five entries talking about schema design patters. The previous entry discussed the Russian Doll approach. In the Salami Slice approach all elements are defined globally but the type definitions are defined locally. This way other...
  • Daryll McDade

    More bad news for Computer Science

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    It's really disturbing to me to continue to see stats like those in this article. Where will the next generation of software professionals come from? What needs to be done to get these levels to where they were in 1999?
  • A View from Elsewhere

    I Feel Mulch Better

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    My wife and I spent the weekend gardening and I consider it a great weekend. I am become middle aged.
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