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  • The Design-Time Developer

    Helping friends and family protect their computers

    I consider myself a Nerd (yes, with a capital “N”). I have always been enamored with technology, and especially computers. With this enthusiasm, however, comes great responsibility. The concept of “six degrees of separation” is...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Pocket PC Virus

    It looks like there's a low threat Pocket PC Virus - this is discussed on the c|net site, here Symantec rated the bug a "1," the lowest on its five-point scale. In a statement, the company offered the standard warning not to open or execute files from...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Hot job alert: Live Meeting!

    A colleague just sent over some of her current openings with Live Meeting. Many moons ago (well, like just a little over a year ago, actually), I recruited for this group, and I can vouch that this is a really cool team and technology. Read on to see...
  • Jon Steed

    Directly Mapping Texels to Pixels

    When rendering 2D output using pre-transformed vertices, care must be taken to ensure that each texel area correctly corresponds to a single pixel area, otherwise texture distortion can occur. This article describes the process that Direct3D follows when...
  • William J. Steele's WebLog

    Caution! Graphic Images

    I thought some of you would like to see me, so I've uploaded a picture of myself. ;-) Please make sure that your children are not viewing this as it is graphic. (Just kidding!) Bill
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    ASP.NET 2.0 Internals

    Latest from Infusion Development on ASP.NET 2.0 is live: ASP.NET 2.0 Internals TTFN - Kent
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    "The latte, it starts to smell after awhile"

    So says our illustrious PM Eric, who's famous for not discarding the used styrofoam cups in his office. The occasion? A going away soirée for a fellow teammate, Simon , who's headed back to England. The turnout was good, much beer was consumed...
  • William J. Steele's WebLog

    My First Post!

    Hello All. My name is William J. Steele. I'm sure most of you don't know who I am, but I am a Developer Community Champion covering the Great Lakes District for Microsoft Corporation. I've been a software developer for most of my life... I started when...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Serializing Permissions Across CLR Versions

    An interesting question came up in the newsgroups today. If you serialize a permissions set (either by calling ToXml().ToString() directly on the permission, or by converting to an XML Element ), you'll get permissions that look like this: <IPermission...
  • Chris Johnson

    Web based MSN Messenger...

    This is the coolest web based application i have seen in a long time ... web based MSN Messenger. Works really well ... and no client install. Amazing what you can do in a web app these days.
  • Andrew Jenner's WebLog

    Operator overloading

    Continuing along the lines of the “say what you mean“ style of programming, let's look at a naming convention for certain types of functions which more accurately reflects what they mean. Last time, we saw a function for adding two 128 bit...
  • Brad Abrams

    The SLAR on System.Attribute

    Continuing in the series on sharing some of the information in the .NET Framework Standard Library Annotated Reference Vol 1 here are some of the annotations on the System.Attribute class. Brad Abrams The ability to extend the metadata format...
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