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May 2004 - Posts

Which OS are you?
I am a Palm. Thanks God not Windows Me...

You are Palm OS. Punctual, straightforward and very useful.  Your mother wants you to do more with your life like your cousin Wince, but you're happy with who you are.
Which OS are You?

Posted: May 25 2004, 01:20 PM by michu | with no comments
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Visual Studio 2005 Community Technology Preview May 2004

It looks like there is new Visual Studio 2005 Community Technology Preview on MSDN Downloads. Posted yesterday, so it is probably the same version as shown on TechEd. If so - there should be also Visual Studio Team System. I'm starting my download now.

And there is also 64-bit version. Mniam! (Polish word for Yummy!) Time to get that Athlon 64...

Posted: May 25 2004, 12:28 PM by michu | with 2 comment(s)
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What does Batman() function do?

Probably everybody (or almost everybody) is at TechEd now, or is following news from that event. There are great new tools announced - like Visual Studio Team System (see it on MSDN also) - but even the best tools can't stop creative developers from doing *strange* things. See for yourself:

The Daily WTF

(via Forever Geek)

Posted: May 25 2004, 11:01 AM by michu | with 5 comment(s)
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Visual Studio 2005 Community Preview beside VS 2003
Does anybody know if I can install last VS 2005 Community Preview on the same machine I have VS 2003 installed? Will both work or something could broke?
Off topic, but you need to see it...

I had to link it... The most funny thing I saw in a loooong time: http://www.olympictrans.ru/fun/img/uglyZoo/

 

Posted: May 21 2004, 02:20 PM by michu | with 1 comment(s)
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Google Game

Following Lorenzo Barbieri, i tryed Google Game, this is my result:

p o l i s h e d  g o o s l i n g s

This is very simple game: find two words, that searched in Google give one and only one result. Spaces between letters ensure that my post won't destroy this result.

Posted: May 19 2004, 07:45 PM by michu | with 2 comment(s)
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Speaking about free offers...

Probably everybody know about it, but if somebody doesn't - it is a great thing to know.

SourceGear's Vault - a version control system for windows developers - is free for personal use. It's similiar to Visual Source Safe but uses SQL Server (or MSDE) for storage, it can use check-out/edit/check-in (VSS) model or edit/merge/commit (CVS) model, it can import projects from VSS, it can work over Web... and more. Simply, a great piece of software.

Why to use a SCS in one-person development? For me, the reasons include:

  • Easy access to previous versions of everything I wrote,
  • Access to current source code tree from every machine I use and from every place,
  • Easy project branching for new versions or simply trying new techniques without damaging stable version,
  • No-pain upgrade to multi-developer project (besides cost of licenses, that is).

Just download, install, try. You will wonder how you could work so long without source control.

Are you using source control for personal development? Which software? How do you find it? Are there any issues? Share your opinion.

Posted: May 18 2004, 08:33 PM by michu | with 4 comment(s)
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More free goodies

Accidentally, I imported whole weblogs.asp.net OPML into my NewsGator...

And while browsing new folders I found that Gavin Joyce is offering a free license of nTierGen.NET to weblogs bloggers.

Thanks go to M. Keith Warren for pointing at this.

Posted: May 18 2004, 11:04 AM by michu | with no comments
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Free goodies... yummy :)

Fine example of viral marketing, but who cares - it's worth publishing.

FREE XDN Professional for .NET Bloggers during May 2004
Mike Schinkel, president of Xtras.Net, made an offer on his personal blog of a free XDN Professional membership (http://www.xtras.net/xdn) during the month of May 2004 for anyone that blogs about .NET frequently. If you are a .NET blogger, see Mike's post for how to get your free XDN membership.

Posted: May 18 2004, 10:45 AM by michu | with no comments
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New (beta) NNTP web clients by Google and Microsoft

Google: http://groups-beta.google.com/group/microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet

It seems that this is personalized service, where you can create your public and private mailing lists. Fast search, bookmarks. And AdSense :-) - anyway, it looks nice (but there is a lot of errors now, since it is beta). User interface is typical to Google, and it looks a bit like it was meant for integration with GMail. We'll see.

Microsoft: http://beta.communities.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups... That looks nice! Nice search, nice Outlook2003-like interface. I like it. Posting is allowed after signing-in (with Passport). As well as post rating, signing for notifications, participants rating. You can also post suggestion for Microsoft, whatever it means.

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