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Duncan Mackenzie has too much time on his hands

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    Pretty cool new Webcast series coming for VB.NET

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    A series of 15 webcasts & lab exercises for the VB6 programmer... (see the full list here ) MSDN Webcast: Program Execution in the 21st Century - Level 200 2/3/2004 1:00 PM - 2/3/2004 2:30 PM Live Meeting Webcast This is the first webcast in the 15...
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    New Visual Basic home page design live...

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    Blog is on the home page, headlines re-vamped... check it out and let me know what you think. http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/
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    MSDN TV episode on the IDE enhancements in C# Whidbey

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    Dan Fernandez presents how Visual C# “Whidbey” will include several IDE enhancements including a first-class code editor with rich editing features, a powerful debugger, and drag-and-drop visual designers. Click here to check it out in this...
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    Reading An Image from the web...

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    Nothing amazingly difficult about this task, but it was an interesting GotDotNet question posted today so I thought I would answer it here; Glenn Holden asks how to turn this file based function into one for images stored at http addresses... Protected...
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    Visual C# "Whidbey": Language Enhancements

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    If you think we are talking about Whidbey too much... don't read this post :) The powerpoints and demos are both online for Anders Hejlsberg's talk on the changes to C# for the Whidbey release: In "Whidbey", the Visual C# language will be extended...
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    Visual Studio Bootstrapper Downloads

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    Localized versions of the Visual Studio Bootstrapper are now available on the bootstrapper workspace including French, Spanish, German, Korean, Italian, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), and English.
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    Need blogging solution for spouse

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    My wife read my blog for the first time yesterday, and she has decided that she wants to try it for herself... but where to blog? dotnetweblogs is great, but this isn't going to be a tech-focused blog (is there a mommyblogs.com?). I have my own site,...
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    MSDN TV

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    I'm signed up to do two spots on MSDN TV on Monday... thoughts on topics you'd like to hear me talk about?
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    Hmm... maybe Chris Sells has a point, no more interviews at Microsoft

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    I took the test Chris has been talking about , ended up as an ENTJ as well... I didn't read the descriptions before or after... but I think I get the general idea. As Chris was saying, I bet we could come up with quite a few similar traits amongst...
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    VS 2005 has a blog?

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    If you are using the CTP (Community Technical Preview) or you are just interested in Whidbey/VS2005, then you'll definitely want to check out the new blog created to allow various team members to post info on VS2005. Check it out here . You might also...
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    Upcoming Dates/Locations on the Visual Basic World Tour

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    Waltham 4/14 (Steven Lees and Amanda Silver) New York 4/15 (Steven Lees and Amanda Silver) Louisville 4/20 (Jay Schmelzer and Paul Vick) Chicago 4/21 (Jay Schmelzer and Paul Vick) Philadelphia 4/21 (Sean Draine and Joe Binder) Denver 4...
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    Are you a student looking for VS.NET?

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    Make sure you check out your University/College bookstore! "vbjay" mentioned today (on GotDotNet) that he bought the Academic version of VS.NET 2003 from his college bookstore for just a bit over $100.00. I did some googling around and found several University...
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    The email I get...

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    Every day I get from 1 to 10 emails asking me various VB questions... some I answer by pointing to a link, some by providing code, and sometimes I just point people to the newsgroups or forums that exist for this type of question... but this time I thought...
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    Don't ask me why, but I've become the official forum for Spiderman 2

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    I blame google. ( 250 + comments so far, not counting the ones I've had to remove )
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    I'm thinking of adding login/registration to my personal site...

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    Not sure what scenarios this will be used to enable in the long run, but I might play around with some web services (with authentication) and a few 'prototypes' for articles and MSDN features that I've been musing about... Do you run a personal site?...
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    Trying out something 'bad'...

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    So, if you missed it... I was just playing with displaying a poll in the blog... don't worry, I won't make a habit of this :)... I did it using the spawn of evil an iframe... I've removed it now, the experiment is done... but it exposed an interesting...
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    'Using' statement added to VB in Whidbey release...

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    Scott Watermasysk blogs about the new 'Using' statement in VB.NET 2005... Using in VB.NET I have not touched VB.NET since early in .NET Beta 1, so I am a bit rusty. One thing I was happy to find is support for using statements in VB.NET 2005. It took...
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    Ended the "Most anticipated release" poll...

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    And (hopefully the formatting will work out ok in the blog) here are the results :) What release are you most excited about? Halo 2: (20.7...
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    Somewhere inside me... an audiophile just died.

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    I am a closet audiophile, with all the usual history.... did the 'music man' thing for plays, moved up to music guy for bar bands, blah, blah, blah... spent way too much time worried about the alignment of my high-end tape deck, etc... but at some point...
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    Robert Green Talks About Communities for Visual Basic .NET

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    I had read this in the 'offline' version of MSDN magazine (you know, that one that uses paper and is hard to copy and paste from?), but I hadn't noticed it was available online until now: Robert Green Talks About Communities for Visual Basic .NET MSDN...
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    Wil discusses the emotions invoked by being a father… and he mentions tea!

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    A recent post by Wil Wheaton manages to show his flair for descriptive writing, his complete geekness (surrender to it folks, it is the only way), and the joy a father feels when he is admired by his step son. And it does all of this while including tea...
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    New Coding4Fun column is up...

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    Background Copying Summary: Duncan Mackenzie describes how to build a tool that uses the Background Intelligent Transfer Service features of Microsoft Windows XP to download large files over slow or intermittent links. http://msdn...
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    IsNumeric, Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll, etc.

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    Sean and Scott's earlier posting on IsNumeric has resulted in a few comments... and I just need to chime in here, use Microsoft.VisualBasic! It is all IL in the end, right? This topic comes up over and over again on GotDotNet , and I just want it...
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    Scott Mitchell's Data Structure Article is finally up...

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    Ages ago, Scott Mitchell wrote the 1st of 6 articles on Data Structures in C#... and now it is finally up (through no fault of Scott's) Check it out here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vcsharp/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dv_vstechart/html/datastructures_guide...
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    C# Books Page Up

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    Check out http://msdn.microsoft.com/vcsharp/using/books/default.aspx for a small selection of books that I've found useful... and I'm always looking for suggestions!
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