Doug is asking folks if we should change how [Serializable] works under partial-trust, to be more compatible with our upcoming XML serialization efforts. Follow this link and let him know what you think.
I’ve seen a couple blog mentions recently about a ‘plastic’ memory technology being researched at Princeton and HP. I have to say that I am extremely skeptical about this project. For one thing, another 3-D (“memory in a cube”) project that I got excited about once was holographic memory – it seemed very promising, but…
Very cool – a design journal for a robot made of Legos that can solve a Rubik’s Cube: http://jpbrown.i8.com/cubesolver.html
With my own little Lucy due in less than two months, I find articles like this one particularly interesting – a story of a family, a three-year-old daughter, and how she uses TV and expects it to act in a TiVo household. I, of course, also have TiVo. <grin> http://www.kokogiak.com/gedankengang/default.asp#1111200389
Interesting article about the /GS switch for compiling more secure C++ programs, as well as some history and Whidbey futures for the feature: http://blogs.gotdotnet.com/branbray/commentview.aspx/79185d10-58e7-4429-a1da-08aadb407c19
Amazing stories of God and Satan, Angels and Demons, and the wars between them – as recounted by homeless Miami children. Really amazing stuff, a new and stirring mythology. http://www.miaminewtimes.com/issues/1997-06-05/feature.html
Cameron Purdy spills deep family secrets about his brother Doug. I think its funny as heck, you make up your own mind: http://www.jroller.com/page/cpurdy/20031110#mon_frère_douglas
Chris has another excellent opus, this time on managed appcompat.
I’ve been reading about this robotic race that DARPA is setting up from CA to Las Vegas. I think it is very cool that they would host such a thing, and it sucks that its very popularity is becoming an obstacle. Ideally DARPA would just suck it up, delay the race a bit, budget some…
Paul introduces a most excellent idea for a short video or ad targeting the proud VB programmer; here is a little snippet: “BASIC is the oldest Microsoft language, the most popular programming tool in the world and the best part of Visual Studio. My name is Mort, and I AM A VB PROGRAMMER!”