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Kalculate Charity DriveWhen: Saturday October 27, 2012 midnight to midnight PDTRules: The creators of Kalculate will donate a dollar to charity for every registered user that plays a full online game--up to a maximum of $1400! All you have to do is play.About the GameKalculate is a you vs. the Internet style game for math lovers. The rules are simple: ......

How many IP addresses does IPv6 support? Well, without knowing the exact implementation details, we can get a rough estimate based on the fact that it uses 128 bits. So 2 to the power of 128 ends up being 340,282,366,920,938,000,000... unique IP addresses. Well, we know that sounds like a lot, but this blurb from http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... ......

Last week I attended the Black Hat DC 2008 Briefings. The following is a list of the presentations I saw, the key concepts discussed as well as things I found interesting or didn’t know. Summary of Black Hat DC 2008 Briefings DAY 1 - Web App Track Preparing for the Cross Site Request Forgery Defense · A cross site request forgery (CSRF) can be used ......

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/... (It has links to things such as the C# language specification and a reference guide to the CIL Instruction Set) ......

Many antivirus programs are still susceptible to this evasion technique: Original post: http://blog.didierstevens.c... News article: http://www.vnunet.com/vnune... ......

Default get/set accessors: public class Person { public string Name { get; set; } public int Age { get; set; } } Property initialization: Person author = new Person { Name = "Jay Miller", Age = 40 }; From this article: http://www.codeguru.com/csh... ......

Here is a pretty good introductory article on crypto in .NET: http://www.codeguru.com/csharp/.net/net_security/encryption/article.php/c14033__1/.

 



I know that I'm going to be looking for this article later so I might as well share it here: http://computerworld.com/ac... It has some useful PDF utilities as well as others ......

Here are a few goodies I came across for Office Word 2007... Want help getting started with Word 2007? Add the "Getting Started" ribbon tab inside of Word: http://blogs.msdn.com/micro... Having trouble with the new Word ribbon (menu) system? Use this interactive guide to help with the ......

This is a huge open-source contribution from Microsoft: http://www.codeplex.com/pub... The Distributed Pub/Sub Event System is a solution for cross-process and/or cross-server scenarios where a large amount of event handshaking is required and low latency is important. Basically, this architecture was designed for speed. Even if you can't think of ......

A few good write-ups on performance: http://www.acm.org/ubiquity... http://www.panopticoncentra... ......

This article was inspiring to read. Well, at least 4 out of the 5 ideas sound really cool to me. I don't completely see the benefits of trying to model the human brain with a computer seeing as we don't even understand how it works yet: http://www.pcmag.com/articl... ......

I just got done with a long afternoon of implementing a Windows Service to self-host my WCF service. It was a bit trickier than I thought it would be so if I can save you the headache I'll be happy. A good place to start is by reading these two MSDN articles: http://msdn.microsoft.com/m... http://msdn.microsoft.com/m... ......

Examples of Traditional Software Development Methodologies Waterfall http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... http://www.cs.umd.edu/class... Spiral http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... http://www.sce.carleton.ca/... Rational Unified Process (RUP) http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... ......

A few things I learned today while instrumenting some binaries in preparation for performance profiling: Resigning a .NET assembly is as simple as opening a VS command prompt and entering: sn –R MyAssembly.dll MyApplicationKey.snk Browsing the GAC through Windows Explorer -- open a command prompt and enter: SUBST L: C:\winnt\assembly Now you can browser ......

I was curious to understand Kerberos on a much deeper level so I decided to gather some resources in order to learn what was really going on under the hood: Kerberos Wikipedia.org http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Kerberos Explained (Windows Server 2000) http://www.microsoft.com/te... ......

This article reviews three open-source web service testing tools that might be useful if you don't already have one: http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/05/11/19TCwebservicetest_1.html.



A nice little article on leveraging MSMQ in .NET: http://www.builderau.com.au... ......

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Here is a nice overview of the web server usage statistics from the April 2007 Netcraft survey: http://www.serverwatch.com/... Server No. ofSites Market Share No. of SitesWith .com domains Apache 66,899,485 58.86% 36,803,903 Microsoft-IIS 35,377,426 31.13% 22,721,673 Unknown 2,761,059 2.43% 2,042,800 Sun-ONE-Web-Server 1,663,476 ......

A colleague of mine found this great resource of SQL Server whitepapers: http://www.sqlskills.com/whitepapers.asp.

If asynchronous programming in ASP.NET is something you haven't been doing, then you'll want to check this article out: http://msdn.microsoft.com/m... Instead of spending more $ on new servers or hardware you might be able to utilize async Pages, Handlers, and Modules to lessen the amount of threads waiting to execute ......

This article proposes some great ways of making common sequences of operations on lists more reusable in .NET: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/... It reminds me of some of the built-in set operations that are available in the SmallTalk programming language ......

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