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Transition Physical Machine To Virtual

I'm writing more so as a reminder to myself... What I am trying to do is transition an older machine, one that is "semi-retired" but still contains some stuff that I need every once and a while for work purposes and I'd rather not muck
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Cambridge, England, UK

Next Monday, I'll be headed to the UK (Cambridge) for a "vacation". As it turns out, this is also the home of Red Gate software, makers of SQL Toolbelt , ANTS Profiler and .NET Reflector . I'll be spending some time with them while there;

Why?

Why aren't there any decent audio libraries for .NET? Don't get me wrong, it's nice that the framework supports some audio features in a very simple way if you want to just play something. However, if you need access to the audio data to manipulate

Adventures in Windows Vista (x64) - Part 2

After running Vista x64 on another machine for a few days; installing various pieces of critical software and seeing that everything seemed to be working smoothly... I've made the full leap on my main desktop machine (the one that now has 4GB of memory).

It's 2:12am and I'm done with a new VS2005 Macro hack

I need to run it through it's paces, but I now have a VS2005 macro that will, whenever I successfully build a release mode project, package the project folder into a zip file named [ProjectName]_src_v[OutputAssemblyFileVersion].zip. And it doesn't

Hmmm... Open Source recognizes VB... but Xbox 360 doesn't?

-- Begin Rant -- Now, I'm not sure what the “real” reason behind a decision (albiet a rumor, but I don't doubt it) of pulling the VB namespace from the modified Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0 that is being done for the Xbox 360.
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Not feelin' the VB love from Microsoft...

In the last two days, I've encountered at as many instances where certain members within Microsoft just ain't showin' us VB users any love. The latest Microsoft Download Notifications email states: Download the Complete DirectX SDK This software development
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Living in a Land of Obfuscation

You know, I'm all for making some things available for free; but at the same time want to protect my “property” as much as possible. With great tools such as Reflector being available; you really need to consider using obfuscation to at

And people say Microsoft isn't responsive...

Less than a week ago I reported a, albiet probably pretty minor, problem with the latest release of SyncToy for Windows XP (v1.1). I'm happy to report that SyncToy v1.2 for Windows XP has been made available that corrects the issues I raised! Some people
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I know it's FREE... but still!!!!!!

I've been using a power toy from Microsoft called SyncToy v1.0 for Windows XP for some time now. It works great for syncronizing various file types between multiple machines. In one example I syncronize a projects folder across 5 machines (3 laptops and
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Google... smoogle...

I was talking with a friend of mine last night and the topic of Google vs. Microsoft came up. Essentially his stance was that Google is “winning” and it's too late for Microsoft to gain momentum to dethrone them in many areas. I, of course,
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Fort Worth .NET User Group Visual Studio 2005 / SQL Server 2005 INETA Sponsored Launch Event

When: December 13th, 2005 Come to the event for you chance to win a free copy of DVDs containing both Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 ! There are *FIVE* of these to be given away, so you chance is pretty good... Who's presenting? Good question...
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How fast does my page load?

Several questions arise surrounding performance with web applications. Many times it's difficult to tell exactly where the bottleneck in the loading time of the page may be. Is it the page size, page generation duration, image sizes, number of images,
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.NET 2.0 Redistributable... where to get?

If your looking for the redists, you can find *all* of them here . (Of course, they are in the SDK directory when you install VS... but just in case.) Marko asked me via IM if I knew where to find the redists. I told him to look in the SDK folder (was
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It... is... aaaallllliiiiiiiiiiiiive!

If you haven't heard the news, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 (meaning Microsoft Visual Basic 2005) and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 has been officially released to manufacturing... which mean... If you are an MSDN Universal (or rather were... and now a Visual
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