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Curling proves itself much more exciting than hockey this year

NPR reports on an amazing last-rock shot at the Canadian women's curling championship (includes link to CBC video). It's odd hearing Melissa Block discussing curling in decidedly non-curling terms (for the benefit of the decidedly non-curling US listenership). One of the advantages of living in the Seattle area is that you can get all the ...

The scratch window

Sometimes you need a quick and dirty window and you don't want to go through all the hassle of registering a class for it. For example, you might need a window to do a brief snippet of DDE, or you just need a window to own a message box. To save yourself the trouble of registering a class for every single weenie thing you might need a ...
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Suggestion Box 2

Post suggestions for future topics here instead of posting off-topic comments. Note that the suggestion box is emptied and read periodically so don't be surprised if your suggestion vanishes. (Note also that I am under no obligation to accept any suggestion.)Topics I are more inclined to cover: Topics I am not inclined to cover: (Due to the ...

Modality, part 7: A timed MessageBox, the cheap version

As we noted at the end of part 3, now that you know the conventions surrounding the WM_QUIT message you can put them to your advantage. The more robust you want the TimedMessageBox function to be, the more work you need to do. Here's the cheap version, based on the sample in the Knowledge Base, but with some additional bug fixes...

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