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  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    Using the Serial and USB ports with VB.NET

    I was playing around with my USB GPS receiver the other day and started to wonder how hard it would be to integrate it into my applications (more on this in the future). The first challenge I had was to be able to talk with it via the USB port and gather...
  • MSDN Online Media Blog

    How to download MSDN Webcasts in Live Meeting 2005

    Our new live meeting conference center lets you download the webcasts for offline viewing. So if your company doesn't allow streaming media, you can download them and view the offline. If you're on an airplane or waiting someplace, you can whip our your...
  • Eric Jarvi

    LUA making it into dinner table conversation

    OK, so maybe that's a stretch but it's nice to see the pros and cons of this basic idea being discussed more broadly: "Fewer permissions are key to Longhorn security"
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    I need handheld advice...

    My 10-year-old daughter has asked for a portable game system for her birthday, and my ignorance in that area is considerable, so I'm looking for some advice. I looked at the new Sony PSP. It's beautiful, but I think $250+ is way out of the price range...
  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    The Connected Car

    I was reading this morning about Windows Automotive . The car has become a very "smart" place. People have DVDs and other entertainment systems installed, cars track your location and give directions with GPS, cell phones interface via Blue Tooth now...
  • oliverlu's WebLog


    1. MSN 7.0和MSN Space正式发布了 MSN 7.0终于结束了Beta,正式发布了。之前据说在新的版本里可以发送离线消息,就像QQ一样,但最后还是没有看到。不知道是没有这项功能还是我没有成功配置好。 其他方面,没有太大的改进,和Beta看上去还是一个样。 MSN Space据说已经有450多万用户了。但根据我的个人经验,很多space只有寥寥几篇文章,几张照片,基本处于荒芜状态。或许Space能够改动的地方太少了,很难吸引技术人员。 同时...
  • Eric Jarvi


    Every now and then an email post stands out from the crowd and taxes my vocabulary, such as this simple one liner I received about 2 hours ago: "I just have to ask, should we make sure we don’t frobnicate the bugs?"
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Compact Framework - # Controls on a Panel ?

    This question came up from yesterdays Windows Embedded Student Challenge – how many controls can you have on a Compact Framework panel ? – provide your answers on a postcard to… So, I wasn’t sure of the answer to this one, so pinged some of the guys...
  • SpankyJ

    Paint.Net is pretty cool, 20 minutes to get it running on 64-bit is even cooler!

    Last night I played with Paint.Net for a while and got it running on the native 64-bit CLR with whidbey... Pretty cool stuff!!! Actually, a while might be overstating things... It took longer to install a copy of VS 2005 on my clean AMD64 machine than...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    C# and Windows Forms Europe and Africa Tour

    C# and Windows Forms Europe and Africa Tour
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    Is that another MSDN Flash already?

    The new MSDN Flash has gone out this evening. I've posted it to the pirate archive , as usual. However, the formatting is weird. I put it down to the way Community Server handles certain tags. I read somewhere that it strips out certain evil html tags...
  • BizTalk Server Performance

    Understanding BizTalk Server 2004 SP1 Throughput and Capacity

    By Wayne Clark What is Sustainable? Of primary concern when planning, designing, and testing business solutions built on BizTalk Server 2004 SP1 is that the solutions must be able to handle the expected load and meet required service levels over...
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