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  • Antimail

    Nostalgia: Cray Y-MP EL - available for online access

    rchrd pointed that a Cray Y-MP EL is freeely available for online access. This was one of the first mini-supercomputers - an idea that Cray Research played with fifteen years ago. The computer was a computing monster in those times (four processors, 1...
  • Betsy Aoki's WebLog

    Blogging session done, on to Australia

    Well they say stuff gets easier with practices and I guess my blog talks are getting that way. I brought off the blog talk perfectly on time, gave 15 min for questions, got 5, got to talk to a couple of charming folks after and give them GDN t-shirts...
  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    Does Windows Installer natively support setting service ACLs from an MSI?

    Question Is there a way to set ACLs for a service using MSI standard actions or is a custom action required? If this can only be done through a custom action, does someone have an existing CA that sets service ACLs that I could use? Answer No, there...
  • Antimail

    We Want Posts in Brett's Blog!

    In my regular visit to Brett's blog (I don't want to miss any new posts!) I noticed the following disclaimer: News This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. A full disclaimer here . Huh? Brett, what post are...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    OSDL cries fowl?

    ZDNet's Joe Brockmeier tries to explain that not having a joint research project between OSDL and Microsoft is a good thing. I'd say ( usual disclaimers apply ) that not having this independent research done is a bad thing for anyone interested in acquiring...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    .NET Framework 2.0 setup bug related to registry permissions and regtlibv12.exe is now fixed

    A little while ago I wrote a post explaining how to report a bug in the .NET Framework and Visual Studio setup . I tried to encourage everyone who read that post to report bugs they find instead of giving up on installing VS 2005, reformatting their hard...
  • One Billion Users: Emerging Trends in Emerging Markets

    Too lazy to link

    The other night I realized that I would like my editor to link for me. That is, I know what I want to link, but I am too lazy to find the actual URL to stick in there. This commonly happens on my own personal blog, when I refer to previous events....
  • Brad Abrams

    ROTOR Exceptions and XP SP2

    Possibly old news, but I wanted to archive the answer here for posterity. XP SP2 made some security related changes that impacted ROTOR … in particular a customer recently reported: The issue revolves around exception handling. It would appear that...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    Tech Ed - first half of day 1

    Tech Ed 2005 is underway. We've been busy this morning ensuring people know where to go for their sessions. The MSDN Connection lounge is looking great. We've got four XBoxes and a variety of games. The XBox consoles are networked and we have three...
  • Steven Sinofsky's Microsoft TechTalk

    Chrysler has interns redesign the Jeep

    I was just reading a WSJ article (WSJ subscription required) on Chrysler asking interns to design the Jeep of the future. This is most certainly a cool intern project in that you get to be as creative as you can be and one that has clearly not been a...
  • Quan To's Visual Studio Extensibility blog

    Less Framework Reboots

    I joined the VS Setup team over1.5 years ago. The first project I worked on was to help reduce the number of reboots for the .NET Framework. We concentrated on reboots caused by mscoree.dll being in use which the CLR team agreed that a pending file rename...
  • Adam Nathan's Old Blog


    I came across this on Channel9 and couldn't resist linking to it:
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