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  • Antimail

    Don't disable system services! (unless you REALLY know what you are doing)

    (1) The problem While searching the newsgroups I found out an interesting issue. It seems that many people are manually disabling some System Services, like "Volume Shadow Copy" (VSS) or "MS Software Shadow Copy Provider" (SWPRV). While this seems to...
  • Visual Studio Data

    My condolences (by yag)

    My condolences to all those affected by the earthquake and tidal wave. I was in Chennai and Pondecherry a few weeks ago - beautiful cities and beaches. My heart goes out to all those there. If AnandM is reading this, please let us know you're safe. yag
  • Jeromy Carriere's WebLog

    Cool Christmas Presents

    Of particular note: a Canon EOS 20D , replacing my Digital Rebel (soon to be seen on eBay); and copy number 77 of Windows 95, signed by Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. The latter was a gift from another Microsoft employee – I think it’s very...
  • oliverlu's WebLog


    转眼间,我已离校 10 年了,总结十年的经历得出 " 我用十年时间学习做人 " 的结论。在此 , 我将写出我这十年的主要经历和心得以期为新人提供一些借鉴 , 使你们可以比我少弯路 ; 也欢迎前辈和同辈指正和交流。 第一章、进入工厂 93 年毕业后 , 我按个人计划进入工厂做技术员, 94 年 8 月离开。我在工厂的多数时间是当辅导老师,帮助车间里读夜大的同事。这一年时间,让我认识到我不是做技术的料。我痛恨工程师,老技术员将各种技术资料尽量收藏起来,将一些经验小心保护。我知道他们在某种程度上是对的...
  • .NET Banana

    New Year’s Resolution Two: Exercise Every Day

    I made this resolution last year, and it turned out to be more interesting than I expected. I have type two diabetes, which I can control fairly well through diet and exercise. “Can control” is a long way from “does control.” This time last year, I was...
  • MSDN Online Media Blog

    Wishing everyone a Happy Holidays

    So we don't webcasts today. However we'll pick back up after New Years day with Interop Webcast Series . Until then, I wish you all a Merry Christmas, and hope that the holidays hold some quiet and peaceful moments for all. Warmest Regards, George, MSDN...
  • Rob Caron

    It Was Twenty Years Ago Today...

    December 26, 1984 Twenty years ago today, I joined the United States Navy as an Electrician’s Mate in the Naval Nuclear Power Program. During my eleven year career in the Navy, I served aboard an aircraft carrier ( USS Eisenhower, CVN-69 video ...
  • .NET Banana

    Enterprise Software Patterns with .NET: Reston, VA, Wednesday, January 26

    Developer evangelist Robert Shelton will be talking about the concepts and benefits of enterprise software patterns from the developer's perspective. He will use an integrated demo to show some of the efficiencies that can be achieved in enterprise applications...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Lenovo to move HQ to NY

    New York Times reports that China's largest PC manufacturer Lenovo (which purchased I.B.M's PC business) is moving its HQ to New York. "American multinational companies outsource manufacturing to China. Why can't a Chinese company outsource management...
  • .NET Banana

    WinProTeam: Vienna, VA, Wednesday, January 5

    WinProTeam , formerly known as ASP Vienna, has a meeting on January 5th. This meeting is in the AT&T building in Tyson's Corner and starts at 6:00 PM. The topics are: "Go Independent the Easy Way" presented by Dwight Barbour . Dwight details how to...
  • .NET Banana

    Executive Technology Briefings: Richmond, VA, Tuesday, January 11 and Pittsburgh, PA, Thursday, May 5

    These events are for IT execs in local government and education. For more info, see this page . Introduction Governing and Educating in a Connected World Security in a Connected World Enabling Organizations to Build and Manage Secure, Reliable, Cost-Effective...
  • .NET Banana

    Are you getting MSDN Flash?

    Did you know that Microsoft puts out a developer newsletter with information on local events for devs? To make sure you get it, go to and check to receive MSDN Flash, then enter your ZIP code....
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