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  • The Old New Thing

    Exploding frying pans

    • 8 Comments
    They explode when you use it to fry stuff....
  • Aaron Margosis' Non-Admin, App-Compat and Sysinternals WebLog

    Why you shouldn't run as admin...

    • 69 Comments
    First, let’s define terms. This may be oversimplifying, but for the purpose of this discussion there are only two types of users: Administrators, and Users. They are essentially distinguished by membership in the “Administrators” and...
  • Aaron Margosis' Non-Admin, App-Compat and Sysinternals WebLog

    Not running as admin...

    • 43 Comments
    The security principle of “least privilege” is well understood: Software should run with the smallest set of privileges needed to perform its tasks. Low-privileged processes can do a lot less damage when they are compromised (or just buggy...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    This is not the best blog post ever written

    • 12 Comments
    I was in the middle of the best blog post ever. It was amazing. It was inspirational. It was going to knock your socks off. Tenacious D would have cried after reading this blog. Unfortunately, that post's life was cut short thanks to: Date/Time: 2004...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    How do SCP/SSH keep connections alive?

    • 11 Comments
    I'm currently downloading a humongous file from a server thousands of miles away. Expected time was about 4 hours with my DSL connection. All of a sudden my wireless connection was dropped. I had no idea why and I was only able to bring it up again by...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Ballad of Fallen Angels

    • 6 Comments
    My lucky night tonight. One of the best episodes of Cowboy Bebop is on (ok, that's unfair, they're all amazing). It's one of the few shows that I don't even mind being dubbed considering the excellent quality in both english and japanese. The haunting...
  • Scott Blomquist, Tribal Librarian

    Wanted: tribal knowledge

    • 2 Comments
    Tribal Librarian? What on earth does that mean?! To understand where I got such a strange name for my blog, we first need to understand “tribal knowledge”. iSixSigma.com defines tribal knowledge as “any unwritten information that...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Politics is Smart Business

    • 1 Comments
    Today, Chris Mallon over at the Fool.com writes , “...failing to play the [political] game can have negative ramifications, something Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has learned well... Prior to 1998, neither the company nor its employees gave much in...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Need some advice on testing memory performance

    • 3 Comments
    I've recently converted a value type over into a reference type. I.e. i've converted a C# struct into a class. I've been able to write tests to measure the CPU performance overhead of using the reference version rather than the struct version. I did this...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Specialized interface for graphs

    • 7 Comments
    After the initial graph implementation i started looking more at the the specializations and cabilities that were added to graphs to make them appropriate for certain situations. Two of those that came up were the directed and undirected graphs. So...
  • Michael Howard's Web Log

    Why Sasser did not infect Windows Server 2003

    • 8 Comments
    The Sasser worm took advantage of a defect in logging code within the Local Security Authority Subsystem (LSASS.) The entry point for this functionality is through an RPC interface, which is open by default for all users to access on Windows 2000 and...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Ideas on a Graph API

    • 5 Comments
    Went to an interesting talk about C5 (The Copenhagen Comprehensive C# Collection Classes). It had some very interesting idea presented, but I was dissapointed to see that there were no implementations of graphs or trees in the library. These types come...
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