Monthly Archives: April 2005

Generating Playlists for Windows Media Player from RSS Enclosures

Nightmare on 159th St. A little pet project I wanted to do for quite some time now involved generating a playlist for Media Player from a video feed such as Channel9 videos. I thought: how hard can it be? RSS … Continue reading

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Adobe vs. Macromedia

There’s a very interesting read on the Adobe and Macromedia merger. Via ongoing. I always like it when people decompose business gibberish.  

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Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 installation problems

If you install beta 2 over a previous version, you might run into problems, Aaron Stebner has already analyzed and solved for you. In particular, he explains why it might look like the .NET Framework 2.0 did not uninstall at all.

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Chiming in: Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 is out

To save you some time this Sunday/Monday: As Jeff Atwood points out, Team Suite is the SKU you want to download.

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Awesome

http://support.microsoft.com/selectindex/?target=rss Thanks to G. Andrew Duthie.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

It’s good how Chris Bailey, Lisa Haneberg and Johanna Rothman are talking about skills and improving hiring processes these days. To underline their points, I’d like to link to three job descriptions on Microsoft Careers: The Good The Bad The Ugly In particular, … Continue reading

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Adapting to a Coding Style

A lot has been said and written about coding style. I’m trying to be a good citizen and comply. To increase my compatibility and reduce friction (not overcome utter boredom!), I’m adapting my coding style to some general guidelines, e.g. … Continue reading

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