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  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    The mechanics of Sudoku

    The rules of Sudoku are so simple (see Sudoku puzzles screen capture ) that it seems easy to write the mechanics of the puzzle in Fox. It took 20 minutes to write this. Move the mouse over a desired square and type a digit key. ‘0’ means erase what’s...
  • Blog de RicardoJ

    Evento Comunidad .NET Guatemala - 24 Agosto

    La comunidad de Desarrolladores .NET de Guatemala se estará reuniendo el día miércoles 24 de Agosto para tener una sesión técnica sobre Cómo Desarrollar Aplicaciones en una Arquitectura Orientada a Servicios (SOA) . Recuerda que puedes unirte a ésta o...
  • One Louder

    Layoffs in the Information Age

    I know, "Information Age" sounds a little circa 1995, but Web 2.0 sounds hokey to me (sorry, I don't like it...have to laugh a little when I hear people use it...which is good for you to know in case you meet me and see me giggling's usually...
  • Rob Caron

    Today: David Anderson on MSF for CMMI Process Improvement

    Don’t forget – this starts today at 1100 Pacific Time (1900 GMT): Details on the MSF for CMMI Process Improvement Webcast & Chat
  • Ali Alvi's WebLog

    URL Handling in Internet Explorer 7

    Its been a while since my last post here. I guess Beta 2 work has been taking most of my time. But I thought I should take some time to point people to the work that I have been doing for Internet Explorer 7. Eric Lawrence, our team's feature Program...
  • Windows Security Logging and Other Esoterica

    Another culprit causes too many object access events.

    I encountered this in the course of investigating another report of "too many object access events". Evidently Exchange 2000 Server can cause a large number of handle close events with no corresponding handle open events. The KB article explains how to...
  • Rob Caron

    SQL Server Analysis Services Design Decisions in Team System

    When I saw this post [ VSTS and SSAS 2005: another example of bad design? ], I passed the link to the PM that’s working on this for Team System, Tom Patton. He put together this response: The cube structure for RTM has been re-designed to address many...
  • marklon

    Waiting for Godot

    Idle hangs are the subject of today’s rant. They can be pretty tricky things. With desktop applications, there are generally only a few threads and you have a good idea what each thread does. With components that run inside a complex host such as...
  • Windows CE Networking Team WebLog

    Bluetooth Virtual COM Ports

    The Windows CE Bluetooth stack has the capability to expose a COM port interface to applications. This allows legacy applications that communicate over serial ports to use the Bluetooth Serial Port Profile. Common applications of this include GPS and...
  • XQuery Inside SQL Server 2005

    Static Typing Consequences of the Parent Axis

    SQL Server 2005 has an XQuery implementation that provides full support for the parent axis, as defined in the XPath specification. Since our XQuery implementation is statically typed, we also support the static typing of the parent axis, as defined in...
  • notes and rants

    A long overdue rant

    I've been meaning to add a short post on this for a long time. Now is as good as a time as any, so here goes. I think almost any Seattle-ite would agree that the car pool lane on SR520 is awful. It's a "right lane" carpool, so it share's space with...
  • Windows Core Networking

    Changes in WinInet API validation code could lead to Unexpected Behavior

    In Windows Vista and IE7 we have changed the parameter validation code in WinInet to be more consistent with other Win32 APIs. Specifically the parts that tried to detect bad pointers and unallocated memory (via the IsBadReadPtr() API and it’s brethren...
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