Zune on Slashdot

Slashdot’s already calling the Zune a failure  Boy, seems like having a sold out product is called failure these days…

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Orcas Extension Methods

I’ve been having a look at extension methods lately (see more info on them here and here) and at first pass they seem really quite nice.  They offer a easy way to augment existing object models which you may not own (from a code perspective).  Consider this example:     public static class E     {…

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Zune

I’ve never been a big Zune fan.  Not sure why.  I’ve had my IPod and it’s fine for me in a functional gets the job done kind of way.   The one thing I’ve always hated though about my IPod is the total lack of support for music subscription services.  Rhapsody doesn’t support it (in fact…

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Spiderman 3 (better late than never)

I never saw this while it was playing at the theatre for some reason.  It seems like there was always some reason to not see it (other movies seemed better or it was my wife’s turn to pick the flick).  Anyway, so I picked this up the other day at the store and finally sat…

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Dryad – a more generalized version of MapReduce

It looks we’ve presented Dryad to the folks over at Google.  The actual video from the talk is available here.  If you aren’t aware of waht Dryad is exactly you can think of it as a more generalized version of Google’s MapReduce.  The nice thing about Dryad is that it really bake in any semantics…

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