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  • Compulsory Registration?

    Tired of being forced to log in to a site just to see some free content? Look hear http://www.bugmenot.com/ My personal bugbear on this one? The New York Times site.
  • Whistle while you work

    Silly survey time but it made me smile - The Register has a survey over here http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/07/20/musical_preference_survey/ which lists the musical preferences of various different IT people. Apparently, Microsoft Certified Professionals...
  • Wintellect Blog

    The guys at Wintellect (the staff list is here http://www.wintellect.com/about/instructors/ ) have started a collective blog which you can find here http://wintellect.com/WEBLOGS/wintellect/Rss.aspx - likely to be some good stuff going into that going forward...
  • Clemens has an addressing insight

    Clemens Vasters has a post over here http://staff.newtelligence.net/clemensv/PermaLink.aspx?guid=f24c4e77-c717-4dca-9d75-495688048ff5 showing how EndpointReferences from WS-Addressing can be used in order to build up a stack of intermediaries involved in a...
  • Benjamin's posting on the meaning of SO(A)

    Benjamin publishes a good post here BOF012: SOA - What does it really mean? summarising a session that he chaired at TechEd. I really like this write-up as it pulls out a bunch of ideas that I think a lot of people have in their heads around SOA (or SO or whatever...
  • Writing a BizTalk 2004 Adapter? Need a socket adapter?

    If you're writing an adapter for BizTalk Server 2004 or you need a socket adapter sample to base something from then take a look at this http://blogs.msdn.com/scottwoo/archive/2004/07/08/177770.aspx posting from Scott Woodgate which contains a pointer off to...
  • Wireless mouse, TabletPC, Wireless Card

    My lesson for the day: Don't put your wireless mouse from one computer too near to the wireless card on another computer (or TabletPC in my case) and expect the wireless mouse to continue working properly. There ends the lesson.
  • WSE2.0 Article on MSDN

    Good article on WSE on MSDN here http://msdn.microsoft.com/webservices/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnwse/html/wsemessaging.asp which talks about how your messaging exchange patterns can be strongly influenced by HTTP and it's synchronous, request-response...
  • MSBuild and Listing Tasks in VS.NET 2005 Beta 1

    I couldn't find a great way to list all the pre-built MSBuild tasks on my VS.NET 2005 Beta machine so wrote a scruffy bit of code to assist with that - download is here http://mtaulty.com/downloads/listtasks.csproj.zip - might need some tweaks to get it to...
  • Getting Started with MSBuild

    If you're keen to play with MSBuild in VS.NET 2005 then I found these quickstarts http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/4/0/d401e5cd-04c7-4b72-b644-a00ae3fd5681/msbuildqs.msi invaluable. The only thing I'd say is that they seem to be built against a previous...
  • Make your own wireless NAS

    Interesting idea from LinkSys - http://www.linksys.com/HDD/ Now, if I could plug 3 hard drives into it and raid 5 the data across them I'd be quite excited.
  • Programming ClickOnce

    Following on from my previous post on ClickOnce I had a quick look at programming against ClickOnce in VS.NET 2005. Here's the outcome... There’s a new namespace in .NET Frameworks V2.0 named System.Deployment and it’s where you can find a whole...
  • ClickOnce in Visual Studio 2005

    Deployment is the enemy of smart-client applications :-) A big problem in building component-based systems out of plain old DLLs was the versioning and deployment issues that arose (commonly known as “DLL Hell”). Many of the same problems (and some...
  • .NET Framework Service Pack Previews

    Worth being aware that a number of previews of Service Packs have been posted to the Microsoft web site. .NET Framework 1.0 Sp3 has a preview here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CF52CA95-F2CC-459F-87EE-C17D16E22F08&displaylang...
  • A Word on the Class Designer in VS 2005

    By nature, I don't like producing software from diagrams. I'm originally from a black-screen with green-writing background where I wrote code in VI and compiled it up and I knew what it was doing which suited me fine. Generally, I seem to find it quicker to...