December, 2009

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    Understanding Windows File and Regitry Permissions

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    Great article about Windows Server 2008's access control. ACLs, AccessCheck and more security yumminess.
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    I (heart) Knuth

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    From Donald E. Knuth's Wikipedia page : To explain the concept, Knuth intentionally referred 'Circular definition' and 'Definition, circular' to each other in the index of The Art of Computer Programming Vol. 1 . Technorati : humor Del...
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    Phillips head screws

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    Totally random but fascinating historical factoid I never knew: The Phillips head was developed for use in automated manufacture - it's designed so that the machine driving it will tend to slip the slots rather than over-torque the screw. And for...
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    exFAT

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    exFAT, aka FAT64, is a significant revision of the FAT32 design, for current and future needs (specifically, mobile storage like USB flash keys and the like). Lots of improvements beyond raw storage size, e.g. timestamps with 10ms granularity. The Wikipedia...
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    Windows Integrity Levels

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    Explains the basis behind UAC (among other things). I've heard of 'integrity levels' but this is the first meat I've seen about them. Plus links to chml and regil, utilities to view and manage integrity levels. Handy.
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    LoadLibrary Explorer

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    Handy little spelunker to itneractively exercise LoadLibrary/Ex in all their various permutations. [Update 2009-12-06] LoadLibraryExplorer is a C++ application in source-only form (no precompiled bits), with build bits for Visual Studio 2005. Loading...
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    The Secret to Effective Management

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    Words of wisdom: Trust but verify Now you are extremely busy and have a new task. Perhaps you negotiated with your manager for help from other people. Unfortunately, those people are clueless. They're not going to do it right, which is to say...
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