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  • Brad Abrams

    Should you change return types in a method overload?

    The design guidelines around method overloading are clear… you should only overload methods that do semantically the same thing. That is you should be able to change your code from calling one to calling another without substantive changes to the rest...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Super Cool OLED Keyboard.

    Now, this is super cool, a keyboard that is made up of individual OLED screens, the image on each key can be changed on the fly for games, languages etc... Check it out on Engadget . - Mike
  • Stephen Toub


    For anyone living or vacationing near Lake Michigan this summer and looking to see a great show, Tamara is there performing in the first regional production of Urinetown, playing for the next several weeks at Mason Street Warehouse in Saugatuck. Some...
  • Marco Dorantes' WebLog

    Traincraft manifesto

    Recently I saw this film: The Recruit It portrays an organization with very, very high standards for its applicants and how they get trained for active duty, where staff members face extraordinary challenges and brutal...
  • Roberdan

    Channel 9 Forums » The Videos » Don Box - What goes into a great technical presentation?

    Don Box is well known for giving highly-rated presentations at industry conferences. One year he gave a presentation in a bathtub . Another year he gave one wearing just a T-shirt. Mike Hall took his camcorder over to find out Don's philosophy on giving...
  • Roberdan

    Ita::Ormai questo SharePoint non si ferma più....

    altro sito italiano dedicato a SharePoint: e con tutti validissimi collaboratori dietro. e mi fa sorridere l'articolo dell'altro giorno su "IBM Scopre i Blog aziendali"...maddai, incredibile! ...
  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    How can I delete folders with randomly generated names on Uninstall?

    Problem My MSI installs a service. The service creates temporary data under an installation folder (INSTALLDIR\Web) to a subfolder with a randomly generated name. When user uninstalls the product, I want to force delete the of these randomly generated...
  • Somasegar's blog

    Devices support in VS 2005

    One of the advantages of self-hosting (we often call it internally as dog-fooding) is to get a chance to play with the latest and greatest. Along those lines, the Visual Studio for Devices team gave me a new smartphone yesterday. I was playing around...
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    hwnd interop (part 3)

    A walk through of Avalon inside Win32 (HwndSource) To put Avalon inside Win32 applications, one uses HwndSource, which provides an hwnd that contains your Avalon content. HwndSource is pretty straightforward to use – first you create the HwndSource...
  • Roberdan

    Il mio primo blog. settembre 2002

    my first blog, based on sept, 2002
  • Antimail

    Open source and proprietary software

    An interesting article from confirms what I always thought of open source: The fact that you have a business based on proprietary software is somewhat orthogonal with the fact that you participate to the open source movement, whether by publishing...
  • Inside Architecture

    Considering: Temporal database relationships

    I suggest that we add temporal foreign keys to relational database design. Programs move data. Databases store data in a consistent fashion. These different purposes can lead to different organizing principles. One of the key reasons for Object Oriented...
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