January, 2006

  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    Now Officially Middle Aged

    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?

    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

    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

    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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