Fixing Grub after installing Windows 7

I have an MSI Wind on which I run both Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I rarely use the latter but I like to keep it around and with a 320GB hard drive its affordable. I have used both the Windows BCD loader and GRUB as my bootloader at various times ...

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GeoRSS and Live Search for Mobile

Hopefully by now you all have v3.0 of the Live Search client, and are enjoying the new features (web search, weather, and collections). I'd like to talk about collections in this post, but first it is worth mentioning a couple of changes in this version that are less ...

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Cute Math Curiosity

I heard this proof a couple of days back and thought it was fun and elegant. If you draw a circle anywhere on the surface of the earth there will be at least two opposite points that have the same temperature.

The proof relies on Bolzano's theorem, which is ...

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The Art of Assert

"Assertions are the only reliable form of program documentation" (Charles Hoare)

While I wait for the next release of Live Search for Mobile, I will fill in the time with some posts on tricks I have used in the dim and distant past, before I became a mostly C# programmer ...

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Last Day on Live Search for Mobile

Today is my last official day on the Live Search for Mobile team. I am moving over to a new team working on some incubating new mobile initiatives in emerging markets (as a South African ex-pat I can relate to this). It has been a fun ride and it is ...

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Why There Are no ARCO Gas Prices

We get gas price data from a 3rd party provider. They in turn get the data from credit card companies. ARCO does not accept credit cards.

This is a great example of where user-contributed data would be valuable, and I hope that one day we will be able to extend ...

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We're Hiring!

My team is hiring. The job descriptions are below. PM me if you're interested:

Windows Live Mobile Search team is focused on delivering outstanding search and local navigation experience on mobile devices.  Our goal is to put the power of Windows Live Services right in your pocket. We own ...

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The Windows XP "Upgrade"

I have had all the PCs in our house on Vista since Vista RTMed. This includes my kids computers, and I like the Vista parental controls (although I wish they were more comprehensive, combining not only allowed hours of use but quotas as well). I recently wanted to run my ...

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Channel 10 Video coming soon!

Last week the Channel 10 team visited us and shot some video of us demoing the Live Search for Mobile client, including some of the features of our upcoming release (real soon now!) I'm not sure when the edited video will be available - I guess after the release - but ...

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