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  • Steve Rachui's Manageability blog - ConfigMgr/OpsMgr

    Heartbeat detection in MOM 2005

    MOM 2005 agents routinely report their presence to their assigned management server by sending a heartbeat. Understanding agent heartbeating is helpful as adjustment to the default values may be beneficial in some environments. Let's go through how this...
  • dangriff's WebLog

    Readings on NT system calls

    I've lately been digging into how NT user mode API calls, as well as system calls into the kernel, can be patched. This began as idle curiosity about system integrity checks, but has evolved into full-blown awe about the detailed analyses of these subjects...
  • Don Smith

    Well spent morale money

    The patterns & practices team have been selected for a pilot program that will completely renovate our workspace. The new workspace will be highly collaborative and should be done in a couple of months. We were instructed to not come into the office...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    Reclaimed My Outlook

    Email is by far my most frequent mode of communication, followed by instant messaging. I could do without a phone completely if my wife weren't sure to call me a hermit. As such, I get an obnoxious amount of email per day. I subscribe to a number of...
  • Rob Caron

    Distributed System Designers Poster

    Willy-Peter Schaub , a Team System MVP from South Africa, blogs about a new Team System poster from his company that describes the flow between the various Distributed System Designers (Application Designer, System Designer, Logical Datacenter Designer...
  • Ken Henderson's WebLog

    Answer to the most recent T-SQL challenge

    The simplest rule-compliant solution to the employee-mentor challenge I recently posted is to change the loop such that it iterates through the relationships at more than one speed. Making no other changes to clean up the code, something like this would...
  • The All TECHNICAL Blog

    Rules are ignored by the DCM Solution when a Setting does not exist!!!

    In the current version of the DCM Solution, when a Setting is not found, all the rules under that Setting are ignored. Let us take a scenario. Let’s say you are creating a rule to check the anti virus version. So you would create a data source, setting...
  • Monad


    Tony has a very cool series of Monad-oriented blog entries at: . I was fascinated by this one: which exposes the NCBI BLAST tool via a command...
  • go ahead, mac my day

    Your Senator needs an iPod

    iPac , a political action committee that is 'dedicated to preserving individual freedom through balanced intellectual property policy' , is running a campaign to buy video iPods for legislators who work on technology-related technology. Lawrence Lessig...
  • Dan Fernandez's Blog

    Half Life 2 Rube Goldberg Device Contest

    There's a Half Life 2 contest using Garry's Mod to create Rube Goldberg devices (an incredibly complex device designed to accomplish a very simple task). This video shows a hilarious one Source:
  • The Little Wheel Goes in Back

    The Myth of "It Should Be Simple"

    I've spent a lot of time over the past few years reading forum posts and submissions to . One thing that consistently catches my attention is the assertion that whatever is being requested "should be simple" to do. I considered providing...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    How do Windows NT System Calls REALLY work?

    Found a terrific article published by John Gulbrandsen called " How do Windows NT System Calls REALLY work? ". John is the founder and president of Summit Soft Consulting . He walks you through a few Windows Internals basics, Intel architecture basics...
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