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  • Alex Barnett's blog

    RSS for mobile devices

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    From article at Daily Wireless: ' RSS and Mobile Devices' Mobile RSS readers: Pocket PC: Pocket RSS Symbian: FeedBurner Smart Phone: SPRSS iPOD: Ipod Agent Palm: HandRSS I'll be trying out the Smartphone version and see how I go.
  • Junfeng Zhang's Windows Programming Notes

    Java class data sharing

    • 5 Comments
    Java 1.5 introduces class data sharing: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/guide/vm/class-data-sharing.html This looks a lot like .Net's ngen concept, except it only works on core classes(for .net's equivalence, mscorlib.dll). Maybe their next...
  • aWorkBlogByGus

    Skateboarding Bulldog

    • 6 Comments
    Far from work-related, but a good break from it, check out the skateboarding bulldog . Be sure to watch the short video of the bulldog skating in a parking lot. It's amazing, especially if you're a fan of dogs. Now, back to work...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Developer Articles for PowerPoint

    • 4 Comments
    Andrew May , the programmer/writer for PowerPoint programmability at Microsoft, has two truly excellent papers that just went out the door. They answer some questions that I have seen appear countless times in the ng's, so they deserve some extra headlining...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Blog Withdrawl

    • 16 Comments
    Whoa! It has been a few days since our last post. I think I might be going through blog withdrawal! It was worth it though since it was 80 degrees (yup 80!) in Seattle yesterday. Though I wasn’t actually writing any entries, I was definitely...
  • SpankyJ

    Unsafe code, Stacks and IA64...

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    Sometimes the differences between platforms can show up in interesting ways. Last week I was looking at a bug that was filed about a difference in error mode between IA64 and x64/x86 platforms… I thought the investigation led me down an interesting...
  • Johnwe's System Center Blog

    Backing up Windows SharePoint Services (WSS)

    • 4 Comments
    Another great link http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/office/office2003/maintain/bureswss.mspx There are others, but what I like about this one is the fact that it provides a great table that breaks down the different effects and capabilities...
  • The Old New Thing

    The random number seed can be the weakest link

    • 19 Comments
    Choosing a good random number seed is harder than you think....
  • The Old New Thing

    Extraterrestrial income

    • 2 Comments
    Aliens don't have to pay income tax, I guess....
  • Wayne's Microsoft Blog

    Where are the Fill Effects?

    • 3 Comments
    Why fill your autoshapes with just a boring single color when you can do so much more? In the picture below, The top rectangle has a traditional single-color fill. This is the default look that new autoshapes get. The middle rectangle...
  • Peter Torr's Blog

    Don't trust that data!

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    A while ago I wrote a couple of blog entries on code repurposing and some mitigations , and one of the main causes of that problem is that developers inherently trust data. The text box caption says Name , so it's always gonna contain the user's name...
  • Scott's Blog

    Have you tried the new help system in Whidbey?

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    It's been about 2 weeks now since we gave out the March Community Tech Preview of Visual Studio 2005 (a.k.a Whidbey) release at VS Live and the Mobile Devices Conferences in San Francisco. How many people have installed the bits and tried the new Whidbey...
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