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  • DDITDev

    Elephants, monkeys and... Viruses?! - Posted by Avi

    It's been a while since I posted - I was away on vacation, visiting my parents-in-law in Sri Lanka. What a great country! Sunshine, wildlife, amazing food, and… viruses. I'm not talking about malaria (although we did have a close call); I'm talking...
  • Visual Studio Graphics Debugging

    Rico’s Performance Quiz Vs. The F1 Profiler

    The Quiz: Recently Ricom posted a performance quiz on his blog asking about the performance scenario difference between the two following code fragments. The first fragment uses generics while the second uses an arraylist. Now, I’m not a performance...
  • Tom Miller's Blog

    Professional Game Developers use Managed DirectX?

    Check out the video that David Weller did with Steve Lacey, the graphics lead for Flight Simulator. About 3/4 through the video his comments: "The Managed DirectX stuff these days is a great starting point, and for a lot of people a great finishing...
  • marklon

    Questions and answers

    I have been asked a few questions about things that I mentioned in my blogs and I thought that I would share the answers. The first question came from one of my colleagues, Akos. "Why didn't you mention the engineers in Budapest when you were...
  • Getting the word out!

    How to make you Vonage work!

    So I recently signed up with Vonage, I would have done so earlier however I was afraid of all the drawbacks What happens if you have a Power outage or your Internet connection goes down What happens if you need 911 (Vonage has a 911 service but...
  • Gautam Goenka (MSFT)

    First blog is tough

    First blog is tough to write. So I think; it took me 6 months after creating the id to come up with this first blog. Do not let your ignorance compel you into thinking this as procrastination. I have list of 1001 valid excuses! (One of which is I could...
  • Ali Pasha's WebLog...

    What about "front-end" artifact tie-ins that might precede the Application Designer?

    I have not yet seen the “front-end” artifact tie-ins that would precede the Application Design modeling (Requirements, Use Cases, etc…)... What is Microsoft's recommendation in this area? I recommend reading the following FAQ (under What About UML...
  • craigrow

    How to write a non-fiction best seller: chapter 4 review

    Chapter 4 This chapter mostly makes the case that blogs are a better way to get your message out than traditional media because you don't have a reporter in the middle to edit you ideas and get the facts wrong. Also, they make the case that blogs are...
  • Antimail

    What is the size of a GMail inbox now, and in the near future?

    I just heard that Gmail is now finally open for subscriptions, so I headed to . While looking at their web page, one weird thing caught my attention: an ever increasing counter of "megabytes" that was contiuously updated. Being a curious guy...
  • Developing Windows Applications by Mykola Dudar

    Visual C++ on PDC 2005

    If you have not heard that already, just a reminder that PDC is in two weeks. I will fly to LA only for two pre-conference days when I am going to talk about MFC in VS2005 and going forward and also about change in deployment for VC++ libraries, how it...
  • robgruen's WebLog

    Windows XP 64bit & My dell Precision 380

    So I got this spankin' new machine ( Dell Precision 380 ) with Intel's 64bit technology: EM64T . So I installed XP 64bit edition and it turns out that this version of XP ships with IIS6.0. They say you learn something new every day. The best thing of...
  • Rob Caron

    Osellus: Using RUP in Team System

    Some of the frequently asked questions we get about Team System and how it relates to RUP are: Can I use RUP in Team System? Can RUP processes be brought into Team System in the form of process templates? Can Team System provide a process...
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