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Adi Oltean's Weblog - Flashbacks on technology, programming, and other interesting things

October, 2005

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    DOSDEV.EXE - a misterious tool

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    Once in a while, you might encounter this tool in some Microsoft-provided SDKs, or Resource Kits, for example in the Windows Resource Kit, the Exchange Report Toolkit, and others. But this tool never came with any relevant documentation. It just displays...
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    .NET FX 2.0 available for download

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    http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/downloads/updates/default.aspx
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    Supportability is not a feature

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    I recently read about a Linux to Windows switch story . It made me remember something: supportability is crucial to the success of your software. Your programs are out there in the wild, alone. There are no helpful debuggers that you (or anyone) can hook...
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    A review of AOpen's Pandora Box

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    So, we all saw the recent article in CNet around the new Pandora box. Still - no specs in that article. However, I was curious and after a little search, I found these (unofficial) specs on www.legitreviews.com Celeron M 1.3G 256MB DDR II ...
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    Yahoo launches blogs, news search engine

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    Various Yahoo rumors are coming furiously from several directions. First, a new blog search engine, as noted by Steve Rubel, at the (still non-existent) blog.search.yahoo.com . Apparently, there was a Yahoo blog search engine available for some time...
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    Who da'Punk?

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    While the whole mini-msft seems to be an interesting blog these days, I personally just don't buy into the anonymity thing. I don't know, and I can't explain why - personally I just feel wrong about the idea. Second, there is a very high risk that it...
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    Random Repro vs. Consistent Repro, and a surprise under the cover...

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    (Continuing on my previous post on supportability) Supportability Principle # 3 - When writing code, avoid random, hard-to-diagnose, unpredictable failures at all costs. I previously mentioned that good predictability means less costs in supporting...
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    Short gamma-ray burst mystery is solved

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    Gamma ray bursts (GRBs) are probably the most violent events that happen today in universe. In a few seconds or less, a gamma-ray burst releases an enormous quantity of energy (10 44 - 10 46 J), which is comparable to burning up the entire mass-energy...
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    Be polite when you are driving!

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    Otherwise this is what could happen to you. Well, that's it for now! I'm closing the blog while I am in vacation.
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