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  • 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!
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    MSDN Forums What's Update for 4/24

    Today I posted the 2nd "what's update" to the announcement forum over at the MSDN Forums Beta site. You can find it here . This update is the first to thank some of the top contributors in an unscientific way so far on the forum system. I'd like to...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

    So while i was waiting at the bus stop this morning i happened to read a sign on another bus that said: One out of three kids who smoke will die prematurely. Now, after that bus left my mind started churning away on that statement. What's...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    What does FBA taste like?

    First Boot Agent (FBA) is Embedded's version of XP setup. It performs runtime tasks like PNP enumeration, DLL/COM registration on the target system. FBA is a collection of tasks that are run at specified phase during the setup. These tasks are stored...
  • Direct Reports

    Wowee Zowee

    Reporting Services Service Pack 2 requires a reboot. Here's why. When we started building the setup for SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services back in mid 2003, we started with a copy of the SQL Server 2005 (then called Yukon) setup code. While this seemed...
  • Scott Beaudreau's Weblog

    London Trip

    U.K. Trip I am currently flying back home after 6 days in the U.K. I'm on a plane for 10 hours, so this is an ideal time for a blog entry. I was there to collaborate with some of our internal team members and partners on an interesting project involving...
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