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  • Antimail

    Puzzle Solution: a geometry problem

    The geometry problem from my previous math puzzle has a nice solution. I particularly like it because it is one of these problems that are pretty hard to solve traditionally - unless you perform the right geometric construction - and at that point, the...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    VS2005 Team System on Virtual PC - free order!

    This has actually been around for a while but I never blogged about it - its been a quiet NZ release :-) If you wanted to try Visual Studio 2005 Team System but could never get it going on your own machine - or dont have the time to get it going, you...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    JobCast: Jonathan Hayes, Xbox 360 design guru

    I would like to introduce you to Jonathan Hayes. If you are into Xbox, you may have seen him on Mtv presents Xbox: the next generation revealed . To learn more about Jonathan’s background, please take a look at his bio . Jonathan joins me to tell you...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    WiLogUtl.exe does not work with Windows Installer 3.1 log files

    A little while back I described a method of searching for errors in a verbose MSI log file . At the end of that post, I listed an MSI log parsing tool named wilogutl.exe that ships as a part of the Windows Installer Platform SDK. I found out today that...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Meet Julie!

    Hi, my name is Julie Stringham. I work as the Sourcing Program Consultant for User Experience at Microsoft. In short, I help to find the candidates and then direct them out to the appropriate hiring groups within UX. You may remember me from my own JobCast...
  • Antimail

    Bloggers, and the maximum coolness threshold

    Statistics are fun to watch, as long as you don't take them seriously. For example, while reading some blogs, I was just realized something funny about blogging quality: a blogger can only blog a fixed quantity of interesting things in a given period...
  • 철수네 소프트웨어 세상 [마이크로소프트 지점]

    Well known problem of podcasting is...

    that sound can't be indexed into text and searching is impossible without a transcript or something. So you have to carefully choose the keywords around to link to the podcast audio file. Now since podcasting is somewhat not just a techy thing but...
  • One Billion Users: Emerging Trends in Emerging Markets

    The Social Addiction of Chinese Online Games

    A misconception that people have about those millions of people addicted to playing Massively Multiplayer Online Role playing Games is that they are loners and somewhat misanthropic. On the contrary, its the need to interact with other people and to be...
  • edjez's WebLog

    Off to Foo Camp...will the tent be permeable to 2.4 ghz?

    It's been described as a face-to-face wiki... I grabbed one of the team Alienware laptops but I'm thinking about leaving it - it seems just too heavy to be practical at a campground. And I didn't secure a tablet...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Atom 1.0 specs published

    (I could have sworn I did this earlier today! ;-). A new feed spec is announced, this time by Tim Bray: Atom 1.0: "It’s cooked and ready to serve. It doesn’t have an RFC number yet, but this is officially Atom 1.0 ( HTML here ). Here...
  • Solutions Monkey

    Manufacturing Operations Partner Summit

    Today I met a partner who recently implemented commerce server integration with Axapta in one of the high profile retail account in North America. It was immensely educational to listen to the various folks involved in this whole solution. There is a...
  • Eric Jarvi

    screen video captures with windows media encoder

    More testing advice. Sometimes you hit a bug you know is going to be hard for the dev to repro, and more to the point, you know ahead of time that when you do find a bug it is going to be terribly difficult to repro it. If you value your relationship...
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