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IE7 Downloads Are Live
Go to the main site before it gets hammered with traffic: Even better, they seem to have fixed the nonresponsive Favorites folders bug that crept into the last release candidate. Update 1: Too late. Microsoft's download servers, as well as the supporting authentication, RunOnce and update servers, are creaking under the load. It would be best to wait a bit for the update rush to subside. When the phased Automatic Updates hit, expect even more mayhem. Update 2: ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 18, 2006 8:22 PM

Google Code Search - Finding Hidden Evils
It is sometimes amazing what those crazy programmers put in their comments! Bad programmers! Bad! I personally try to not use “Hard K” words. Again /. is on it ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 11, 2006 3:50 PM

Google Code Search - Use and Misuse
I have been playing around with this new (test) feature and have a few more comments. First, it is irritating that it does not yet respect your search customizations. I like 100 results per page, but Code Search puts up 10 whether you want it or not. Second, it is evident that quite a bit more of the published source code from books is now easily findable. The publishers switched from floppies to CD-ROM and later removed CD-ROMs from books to cut costs. They probably did not think their book code ......

Posted On Sunday, October 8, 2006 8:18 AM

Nautical Terminology: Dungarees
Webster defines dungaree as "a coarse kind of fabric worn by the poorer class of people and also used for tents and sail." I find it hard to picture my favorite pair of dungarees flying from the mast of a sailing ship, but in those days Sailors often made both their working clothes and hammocks out of discarded sail cloth. The 1901 Navy regulations authorized the first use of denim jumpers and trousers, and the 1913 regulations originally permitted the dungaree outfit to be used by both officers ......

Posted On Saturday, October 7, 2006 12:21 PM

Google Code Search - Finding Source Code
Google Labs has come out with a new means to find source code online. Google Code Search is a feature that returns hits from within posted source code. It did not take long for me to ignore the main page and set the advanced search page as my shortcut. So far, it seems heavily weighted towards Java (not surprising), with less available from C-based sites. The results layout also needs more differentiation between each separate result -- things blend together too much. More to follow as I use the ......

Posted On Thursday, October 5, 2006 6:09 PM

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