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  • Brad Abrams

    JIT optimizations on for loop with ar.Length constraint

    A reader wrote in recently and asked me why the non-caching version of the following code was faster than the caching version. This goes against the intuition of any longtime C\C++ developer. The reader found Mark’s blog that confirmed his findings, but...
  • Marco Dorantes' WebLog

    Test-driven design entails a different mindset than validation and verification testing

    Test-driven design is like "assertion-based design" rather than "validation and verification (examination)" testing. There are serious tools and techniques for testing, wonderful at the moment of wearing my validation and verification cap, at the moment...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    There's something in the air

    So i was planning on going out tonight (to bothell... ick), but i've been hearing some amazing booms of thunder in the last 5 minutes. So i think i may stay in, wait for the inevitable storm, and hope for lightning the likes of which i saw about...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Me and my buddy Frank

    I had my camera at work with me yesterday so I took a couple shots of my office. The first picture is my desk area … in usual disarray. (Not very exciting … I know.) This is my 9th office in the nearly five years I’ve been in Building 19. The second...
  • David Pallmann's blog

    Upcoming Indigo Book: Programming Indigo

    People have asked me why my blogging has been so infrequent. I can now reveal the answer: I've been hard at work on a book about Indigo over the course of the last year (giving my day job priority of course). "Programming Indigo" is being published by...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    I stink

    That's generally true of me in the morning, especially after a late night of fun and drinking (including a shot of 'Chartreuse' which was described as "150 proof liquid oregano". The most disgusting shot in the world named after my favorite color)....
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    DirecTV - Pushy Bastages

    Watching a movie tonight (First Daughter, a benign movie that allows you to "watch" a move of your wife's choosing without emasculation), and DirecTV had the cajones to start advertising for the *next* movie while watching the movie we bought. Lemme ...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Rick LaPlante on VSTS Pricing

    This is a great discussion of Visual Studio Team System licensing, and the poor job we've done in communicating it so far: Rick LaPlante on Team System Pricing and Licensing Download [0:36:25] In this video, Rick addresses the six key questions...
  • Okoboji: a lake, a mythical university, Kevin Moore's blog

    Turn off your TV and get turned on to Avalon

    Monday marks the beginning of yet another TV-Turnoff Week . Why don't you trade your remote for your keyboard and write some XAML. Add some style to my simple TreeView . Turn Nathan's 3D Button into a 3D ListBox. Play around with text . Add a feature...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Gay rights (part 2)

    I was out with several of my friends last night and this was a very heated topic. Many of the same points that readers have already brought up were discussed in depth, however in the end my position came down to this: Imagine you were livign through the...
  • Mai-lan's Visio Blog

    Japanese Visio blog

    Makoto writes a great Visio blog in Japanese. He knows a ton about Visio. I don't read Japanese but I drop by occasionally to check out the screenshots. It's interesting to see the diagrams in the Japanese market.
  • Mai-lan's Visio Blog

    Visio shortcuts mousepad

    Dan Brown has put together a neat little Visio accessory -- a Visio reference mousepad with the keyboard shortcuts, some of which I blogged about last year, and other useful reference info. Check it out!
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