Category: Tech

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Amazon's Mechanical Turk

Let’s say an algorithm does what we need it to do really well 90% of the time. We have a choice to build the app to handle the other 10% which could come at substantial cost, or introduce a human work

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Mix Day 1 Part 2

**Overview of Expression - Brad Becker **Splitview and XamlPad are included in the WinFx SDK. You can use them to create the Xaml by hand, but I would stay away if you can and go with Expression! It

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Mix Day 1 - Part 1

My day started off by having a quick bite with Doug Seven of DotNetJunkies and SqlJunkies fame. Amazingly enough we work in the same building @ ms, but have never met - it’s cool b/c we both started c

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Office 12 - What do you think?

Just installed Office12 yesterday…I know a bit late, but I’ve been working like crazy lately and just starting to get caught back up on what else is happening in this world ;) Wow - it is slick. I’m l

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Mix it up!

Just found out that I’ll be hanging in LV for a few days next week at Mix06. For those of you that can’t go - what sessions would you like me to attend on your behalf? Here’s a link to the sessions: h

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Great ASP.NET 2.0 Overview with ScottGu

ScottGu’s ASP.NET 2.0 webcast is a great overview of the new features and has a cool demo which builds a site from scratch. The demo starts at section 20 of the webcast- be sure to disable popup block

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WirDirStat - Disk Usage Utility

I ran out of disk space today and did a quick search for disk usage analysis tools. With WirDirStat I was able to find out quickly that my tempdb ldf file was 27 GB. http://windirstat.sourceforge.net/

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VSS File Paths

Here’s how to get the full path to a file in VSS. Right click on file and select Properties from context menu.2. Click Report Button3. Click Preview Button4. The “Preview File Properties Report” d

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Outlook 2003 Add-in for XP Events

In the process of building a COM Add-in for Outlook I ran into the issue of events not being fired with XP. I needed to capture the ItemAdd, ItemSend and SelectionChange events, which his was working

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VSS Cloaking

I finally learned what the cloaking feature of VSS does and wanted to share. If you cloak a folder, you are marking it as a folder that you do not want to include in a recursive get. For example, lets

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Name That Control

What do naming convention do you prefer when naming controls and why? Hungarian: lblUsername Pascal: UsernameLabel or Username Camel: username Other?

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Beyond Compare

I am amazed at how many developers are still using windiff or VSS diff tool. Beyond Compare is great tool that I use almost daily. It allows you to diff files and folders using the context menu of Win