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  • Alex Barnett's blog

    'This appeared to be some kind of sealed fish or meat product, certainly not a state-of-the-art MP3 player.'

    "This appeared to be some kind of sealed fish or meat product, certainly not a state-of-the-art MP3 player." A story about an iPod and some kind of meat .
  • マイクロソフトのディベロッパー製品で楽しむ方法


    日本語版のVS Whidbeyの製品群はおかげさまで今月中旬に 開発を完了 し、MSDN Subscriberのお客様には既にCD/DVDのイメージが提供されております。 さて、問題のExpressですが、 Webページからのダウンロード の準備のほうがまだ完全ではないようです。製品そのものはすでに完成しており、CDイメージはダウンロードできるようになっていますが、Webから直接Setupを実行する形式にする準備がまだ整っていない状態です。 お急ぎの方はCDイメージ(ISOファイル)をダウンロードしていただいて...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    2005 predictions, how did I do?

    As Business Week's Rob Hof has noticed , I've been trying to keep up with all the 2006 predictions going on this month. But it's no good if you look forward, only not to look back, and see how you did in retrospect. If you see what I mean. So, here...
  • robgruen's WebLog

    Playing Smart Devices...

    Well, the main project I was working on suffered a minor setback when the HDD on the box died. Until that get's settled I get to work with a smartphone on a cool little project. Unfortunately the smartphone also had it in for me. :) I got the following...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Migrating from VC6 to VC8

    Two people have asked me this in as many days and I finally found the right link. Let's hope search keeps improving. But anyway if you are a C++ developer still plugging away on Visual C++ 6.0 and wondering what the pros and cons (AKA "pitfalls") are...
  • Mike Flasko's Blog

    Listening for Network Address Changes

    In version 2.0 of the .Net Framework, we added a new namespace under System.Net called NetworkInformation. Among many other goodies, one can use this namespace to listen for IP addresses changes on the host. The code below listens for addresses changes...
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    New approaches to sales and marketing strategies

    When writing a business plan you of course need to think about your Marketing Strategy and Sales Strategy. The Chase Market Velocity blog has an interesting and useful way of looking at traditional approaches for marketing and sales strategies compared...
  • One Louder

    What happens when your target customer doesn't care about your product

    I'm going to talk about this from the perspective of a staffing tools vendor because I'd be a target customer and I have some experience in the area (as a user). I guess it all starts with blogging, actually. When you are a relatively successful blogger...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    2006 goals, and bicycle coaches

    I was reading Fatty, and he talked about his goals for 2006 . So, I thought that I'd talk about mine, and perhaps give him a bit of advice... I've decided on my bicycle goals this year. My big rides are going to be: STP One-day (July 15th) I...
  • Anandi’s Thoughts

    My experiment with Windows Media Encoder, part II

    Thanks to Zhan, who is an awesome troubleshooter, for letting me know it was better to use CBR (constant bit rate) rather than VBR (variable bit rate) to compress the file. That worked fine. And the new file size is about 20% of the original. After another...
  • Man vs Code

    Dirty Sql

    David Heinemeier Hansson , the man behind Ruby on Rails , has the best take yet on O/R Mapping frameworks and SQL: But Isn’t Sql Dirty? Ever since programmers started to layer object-oriented systems on top of relational databases, they...
  • NathanA's Mostly Web Services Blog

    Changing defaults for WSE's builtin token managers

    There's examples of this in the documentation , but I've found it to be a useful and not necessarily intuitive technique. Say for interop purposes the X509SecurityTokenManager needs to use RSA15 instead of RSAOAEP and the EncryptedKeyTokenManager should...
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