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  • Paddy Srinivasan's WebLog

    Open Soure and Microsoft - Harvard Study

    Fascinating study done by Harvard Business School on economics behind the Open source movement and its implications on Microsoft – unlike other partisan reviewers, the authors are accomplished professors who look at the issue from an unusual angle – formal...
  • Craig McMurtry's WebLog

    What technology should I use today anticipating Indigo tomorrow?

    I am spending this afternoon preparing a paper for a colleague to use that addresses the question of which technology I should use today anticipating the release of Indigo next year. Yes, I know Juval Lowy and Richard Turner have already written articles...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    The Consequences of Performance Optimizations

    I wanted to write a post today about a very interesting bug we just came across related to Refactoring. As i just blogged about verification, i thought that this would be a good followup. First, a bit of background. Referencing the previous post,...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    MGB - Final Day

    at the closing keynote, and they bring out Mario Andretti! awesome. his quote... when you get the taste of victory, and you savor it... the alternative sucks.
  • Spot the Bug!

    Spot the Bug - July 23, 2005

    The first bug was just a warm-up and people were asking for a more difficult bug. What's wrong with this chunk of code, and better yet, how do you fix it? Courtesy of Shanit Gupta, Consultant, Foundstone private HttpCookie SessionIdentifier () { HttpCookie...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Fizik Microtex Bar Tape (yellow)

    Last week, I ordered some of Fizik's high tech bar tape, the kind with the gel inserts under the panel. It was to replace the blue bar tape that probably looked okay on the stock Trek color scheme, but didn't look so good with the red/yellow scheme. ...
  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    Can a Type 38 custom action terminate the installation process from within the script?

    No. A type 38 custom action always returns success. You can’t halt the installation with it. The fine print for type 38 custom action on MSDN says: Return Values This custom action type always returns success. Which means one cannot stop the...
  • George Cerbone's blog

    Microsoft's secret code revealed!

    I am often asked by architects to explain “Microsoft’s strategy” on some piece of software. "What is Microsoft’s strategy on Mainframe computing?" "Are you going to move exclusively to Terminal Server?” "Are you going to port Active Directory to Linux...
  • VolkerW's WebLog's Windows x64 Ports Database

    Excellent idea. " is happy to take some of the most popular Windows open source applications and libraries and port them to Windows x64." Happy porting!
  • Joe Calev's WebLog

    A sobering thought

    It's funny how having kids can change your perspective on things. While perusing I came across a story on the situation in Niger . I remember when I was younger the negative reactions I had when a commercial would appear showing starving children...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    Playing with Longhorn... err, Vista

    I am at MGB 2005 today, and playing with Windows Vista! It is running on an HP Pavillion zd8000. It's going to be hard to get out of the habit of saying "Longhorn", I can tell already. You can see a video of when the name announcement was made at...
  • Quan To's Visual Studio Extensibility blog

    1618 Failures during VS Setup

    I was just going through the setup newsgroups and noticed some questions about 1618 failures. A 1618 failure occurs when another setup package using the windows installer is running. Since the Windows Installer supports only one set up running at any...
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