A Lesson in Farming

Take my advice.  Don’t get in a round bale ring with a cow. It’s been a while since I’ve written about my alter-ego – farmer Brian.  I’ve been meaning to write a general farm update post and still hope to in the next couple of weeks (with pictures and all).  But something happened this last…


"Who moved my [Windows Media] Cheese"?

Since the release of Windows XP Service Pack 2, support for the Windows Media codec (WMV) has been built into the OS, so developers have come to rely on it being there particularly for DirectShow playback of cutscenes or video textures. On Windows Vista, we introduced the Windows Media Foundation APIs as well. Much like…


RTM’d today: Microsoft Office 2010 Plain & Simple

We’re happy to announce Microsoft Office 2010 Plain & Simple has been shipped to the printer! This book can be in your own hands, either in print or as an eBook, by the end of this month. In the meantime, here’s a quick overview of this practical how-to guide to Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint,…

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