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Escape Codes by cstepaniuk

Special escape characters which if entered literally will break you app.config or web.config Escape Code Text Value &lt; < less than &gt; > greater than &amp; & ampersand &apos; ' apostrophe &quot; " quotation mark I will...
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Microsoft Bridge by cstepaniuk

Found this on CNN. It surprises me how many people are criticizing this. It also makes me wonder, if this was Apple or Google, would anyone bat an eye?
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Apple's New iPod by cstepaniuk

OK, I was just about to email Paul Thurrott when I decided this rant was too long for an email and would be better suited to a blog post. I just read his review of the iPod 3G and I have to agree with him. It seems like Apple is running into a road block...
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Microsoft Gets Advertising Right! by cstepaniuk

Well, I stumbled upon both of the following ads by mistake. I must say, finally! Microsoft understands and gets advertising. We didn't need Jerry to get it right, we needed real people and zen like music. 1. 4 1/2-year old Kylie sends a picture of her...
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Windows 7 *FAKE* Pricing Released by cstepaniuk

Well, Anyone searching for Windows 7 pricing online will find themselves with lots of impersonators claiming Microsoft released pricing. Just do a google search and you're bound to find someone claiming the have the inside details only to they are deliberately...
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Windows 7 Editions by cstepaniuk

Well, According to many blogs, like this one , and this one , and finally this press release , Microsoft is releasing Windows in multiple flavors again. I'm not rehashing the editions here, but I'm going to offer a different opinion. Many of us are angry...
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Windows 7 Installer Crashes by cstepaniuk

Maybe you’ve had the same problem I've had.  You double-click an MSI only to be greeted by the a crash dialog, asking you to send information to Microsoft.  Well a solution was posted today, here is the info if you missed it: Solve a problem...
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First Post by cstepaniuk

Ok, I was given this blog back in January, and I figured I should probably user it before they figure out it’s inactive and take it away.  So here goes….
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