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  • Matusow's Blog

    Availability and Ownership

    I’m on the road in Asia this week and am having some great conversations about source licensing issues. I’ll try to be a good blogger and post some interesting stuff based on this trip. The first thing that came up today was a long exchange about...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Happy Birthday to Me!

    Wow! I was born on April 30th, and this year that means i'm going to not only get to celebrate my birthday but also: Kirsten Dunst's birthday! (yummy) The opening of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy !! The release of OSX 10.4 Tiger ...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Difficulties with non-nullable types (part 2)

    The fundamental difficulty that arises when trying to implement non-nullable types is actually enforcing that the value is not ever null. With value types, this is ensured by having a strict rule that there must exist a public no-arg constructor that...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Difficulties with non-nullable types (part 1)

    For those of you who don't read the comments made on other posts of mine, you might be unaware about a little conversation that's been going on about nullable types in this post . Both Stuart and DrPizza have made extremely good points about the ...
  • Cool Client Stuff

    Why doesn't my TypeConverter get called?

    Consider the following code: public class MyControl : Control { [ TypeConverter ( typeof (SomePropertyConverter))] public Foo SomeProperty { get { ... } } } [ TypeConverter ( typeof (FooConverter))] public class Foo { ... }...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    When is HTML not HTML?

    So i was looking at a folder on my disk and i was quite suprised to see the following: Two html files with different icons. I thought maybe i had a extensions turned off and these were actually epl-v10.html.wordhtml or something weird like...
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    Code Camp Oz - a HUGE success

    Over the long weekend, the first Code Camp Oz was held. From what I can see on local mailing lists and blogs, it was a huge sucess. Unfortunatly, I was unable to attend, due to my recouperation following my recent surgery . Here's a quick roundup from...
  • Dev Notes

    Having fun in Asia MVP Summit...(Singapore)

    Today we had great fun in Night Safari dinner...:-) Sean tried his best to learn Belly Dance :-) Truely an MVP mark evening..Very Energetic...Have got lot of stuff to post here post summit...
  • UK StudentZine Blog

    Webcasts - the science behind Microsoft technologies

    We are running a web cast series applicable for academics in May. Want to learn more about the science behind Microsoft technologies, and what comes out of Microsoft Research? Speakers and subjects included Erik Meijer talking about the importance of...
  • Alan Cameron Wills - Domain Specific Languages

    Model Taxonomy

    At the excellent SPA conference ( ) John Daniels led a workshop session " A Taxonomy of Models". Defining “model” as including any kind of language, he made a table of how models are used; or rather, he wrote the outer headings and...
  • Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

    Upgrading Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition Beta1 or CTP to Beta 2

    If you're upgrading from Beta 1 (or a CTP) to Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2005, you have to be careful to remove all of the previous build before installing Beta 2 . This note came around and I thought I'd forward it along. Uninstalling Express Editions...
  • Alan Cameron Wills - Domain Specific Languages

    The Joy of DSLs

    Nice post from David Ing:
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