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  • VolkerW's WebLog


    So, you’ve never heard about Podcast? Never mind, Podcast is yesterday. PiMCast is the new means by which we will consume information, learn about new technologies and hear AND SEE snippets from other people’s lives in the form of video downloads for...
  • Blog :: CharlieO

    How do you skin Media Center to change the look and feel?

    First in the series of responses to Media Center Development: What topic(s) shall I blog about next ? --> Henry: How about telling us a way how to skin the MCE? Officially there is no way to skin Media Center. [We do hear this request multiple times...
  • Antimail

    Shadow copies - a peek under the hood

    Starting with XP and Windows Server 2003 we have a new shadow copy functionality feature built-in the operating system. In my previous posts, I already mentioned some of of the high-level scenarios that are enabled by this feature. One example is backup...
  • Mike Poulson's Thoughts on lots of stuff

    To the Bungie team today

    Today when I was not working I had lunch with some of the people that make RedvsBlue ( ) Gus and Burnie. We had lunch at a local Mexican place. Then we went down to Xbox Land. Where I got to meet the makers of Halo2 and other Bungie...
  • Mike Poulson's Thoughts on lots of stuff

    Securing a TS connection with Smart Cards

    Well today is going to be a busy day here at the Microsoft Enterprise Engineering Center. At about 11:30 I am going to have lunch some of the RedvsBlue people ( ). Then I have the job of setting up and testing a remote access...
  • Jeromy Carriere's WebLog

    Google Deskbar as a generic shortcut mechanism

    I thought the Google Deskbar was cool to start with (search engine wars aside), but now I think it’s even cooler. First, I used its customized search capability to add a search for weather… Then I thought how cool it would be to have a generic...
  • Aali's blog


    Viime viikko meni kierrellessä Kouvolan, Helsingin, Turun, Tampereen ja Oulun opinahjoja Ilijan kanssa Imagine Cupin merkeissä. Onneksi ennen joulua ei enää ole tiedossa kiertelyä että ehtii olla kotosallakin välillä :)
  • James Manning's blog

    Pretty-printing valid xml snippet

    It's proven useful in a couple of places, and it's pretty small and self-documenting. I had written this mainly to look at my VS settings file in a nicer way since it saves with a minimum of whitespace. private static string ToPrettyXml( string xml) ...
  • James Manning's blog

    IEnumerable<T> and interleaving of I/O with CPU

    Not all problems lend themselves to this, but as a general suggestion, if you're handling T[] or {I,}List<T> or ArrayList or the like of items (especially ones coming from I/O sources - files, network, etc.) with a single pass, you should consider...
  • Brad Abrams

    Close and Dispose...

    Joe has a little quiz about Close() and Dispose() Trivia: Should you call Close() and/or Dispose() on a Stream?
  • greggm's WebLog

    Whidbey Debugger pseudo-register - $user

    Today I wanted to talk about my strangest contribution to the Whidbey debugger is a new pseudo-register -- $user. What is $user? First, I guess I should define what a pseudo-register is. Pseudo-registers are fake variables that can be evaluated in any...
  • Mike Poulson's Thoughts on lots of stuff

    Intro to Mike Poulson

    Intro to Mike Poulson Hello I am Mike. I at ~23 years old and from good old Boise Idaho (I am not a fan of Boise ). I went to Borah and Capital High School while in Boise . High School was crap at best! Although I would give almost anything to go back...
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