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  • Tim Sneath

    A Week of Anniversaries

    This week marks three anniversaries of varying degrees of significance in my computing career. It's 20 years since my first paid employment in the computing industry. I was 12 years old, and I was overjoyed to have a program published in a computer...
  • Henry Hahn

    Adorners in Avalon

    I’ve had a lot of questions about Adorners lately. Guess it’s about time to post an example. First, some background. What is an Adorner? In Avalon, an Adorner is a UI widget that can be applied to elements to allow a user to manipulate that element...
  • Brad Abrams

    Object Pascal Support for Avalon...

    Check it out -- Looks cool... I also so a demo of a COBOL implemenation doing XAML as well this morning... I love seeing our language vendors excited about opening the platform to...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    RSS Investment Fund too narrowly focused?

    Upon hearing the announcement of the $100m RSS Investements Fund one might react to the news that the fund is too narrowly focused (on RSS) to be successful. One example of of this view is Paul Ketrosky's comment : "While there are few hard and...
  • Marco Dorantes' WebLog

    The growth of a feature

    For some time I have been looking for the time to post a general picture of the design and programming approach I have been trying in several projects, the life-cycle for a single feature would be depicted like this: The main points here are: ...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Kimberly Allen to Run for Redmond City Council

    This just in: my fellow Planning Commissioner, Kim Allen has decided to run for Redmond City Council! I have been honored to know and work with Commissioner Allen for close to two years and I recommend her without hesitation. She is the first candidate...
  • Ozzie Rules Blogging

    Win a Teched TShirt

    We are having a *flair competition for 600 TechEd shirts…so chance are REAL good if you enter you will probably win. Even if you don’t want a TechEd shirt Michael Still’s entries are hilarious (I like Linux penguin one myself) and well worth a look...
  • Windows Core Networking

    MSDN Magazine on Winsock/System.Net

    MSDN Magazine for August 2005 has an article about System.Net.Sockets and WinSock by Daryn Kiely: Sockets are the transport mechanism most frequently used in high-performance server applications. Fortunately, the Win32 ® Windows ® Sockets...
  • David Notario's WebLog

    Lazy init singleton

    I’ve seen some confusion in some MS internal mailing lists about when singletons are instantiated for the pattern described in: // .NET Singleton...
  • Tim Sneath

    New Windows XP Theme (Energy Blue) Available...

    It's a slightly strange way to release it, admittedly, but if you're bored with the standard blue, silver and green variants of the Luna theme that ships with Windows XP, you can now download the Royale / Energy Blue theme. This theme originally shipped...
  • One Louder

    Gates on reduction in entrants into computer science

    In the Seattle PI today, Bill talks about declining university enrollments is CS . I don't recruit for CS directly, but many/some of the people that we hire into product strategy roles do get their undergrad degree in a technical major. Plus I think there...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    Have you had your fingerprints taken?

    Quite a few customers have been trying to use the Microsoft Fingerprint Reader with their Embedded runtimes, or create a componentized version of the driver. Componentizing this driver is quite a challenge – one we have hopefully alleviated for you. ...
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