January, 2006

  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    Now Officially Middle Aged

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    Among this weekend's highlights Missing dinner with my beloved because of a bomb threat Turning 40 Almost getting Media Center 2005 working On Friday, yours truly hit the big 4-0. Not so much trauma, but I did take encouragement from a...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    Why can't I detach the debugger from an app?

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    An interesting internal thread on debugging went by, and it was news to me, so figured I'd share. In the VS2005 debugger, you can't detach from a running app (that is, stop debugging but leave the target process alive) if you're debugging in mixed...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    Comcast 8Mbps cable service

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    So last night I endured the 15 minute phone conversation with a Comcast rep to sign up for "Game Invasion", which includes the 8Mbps download speed "upgrade". I didn't have the heart to tell the rep that I couldn't care less about all their games. I just...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    Fun with SpyAxe

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    Normally I don’t hit by viruses. I’m very good with Windows Update and keeping the anti-virus signatures up to date on my machine. Thus, I was very surprised yesterday afternoon when I saw a blinking tray icon and a badly worded balloon message indicating...
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