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This week I was CCed on bunch of email threads discussing new/old programming languages. The general idea thrown around in these threads is switching to a completely different language because it has an inkling of a high level concept that might help you. One example would be a concurrency-oriented functional...

On my walk today, I was wondering why people are so crazy about the Wii that they'd pass up buying an Xbox 360 for almost same price. It makes no sense to me since I feel like I've gotten a ton of value out of my Xbox 360 and I...

I've been doing my homework on the byzantine world of codecs for video and I've come to the conclusion that if you want to compress your video for the widest range of software and hardware, you should do it with the H.264 codec.Here's a table that demonstrates why.The orange "Yes"...

It has LINQ. Who cares.What I want to know is why did Microsoft release yet another version of SQL Server Compact edition where the server tools don't install on 64-bit IIS? Do people actually run x64 servers and then run their IIS in WOW64 mode? Microsoft's x64 support has been...

If you get this error in Outlook 2007: "Could not install the custom actions the object could not be found", it's because somehow you have a custom form installed on your machine that has gone south. I think the custom form might be an Exchange-based distribution, since I've never installed...