• Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    Set Next Statement is your friend

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    Yesterday I identified a symbol loading issue with the current internal drop of the VS debugger. Within minutes, I had Steve Steiner from the debugger team here in my office, stepping through the code with me. It was a tricky situation because we were...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    Revenge of the laptop

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    While I'm generally in favor of cheap technology for the masses, I've recently been hit by the curse of inexpensive laptops. No, I'm not having problems myself. Rather, laptops are now cheap enough that lots of my non-technical family & friends...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    Where's Dad?

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    I was lucky enough to have many friends and family converge on my house this weekend. Somewhere along the line, somebody pulled out a video of my family at various group camping events during the 1980's. My sister and I were especially anxious to see...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    Thoughts on writing an IL Disassembler

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    I’m a big fan of writing your own version of tools, even if there’s already an existing tool. Why? Because writing your own tool is absolutely the best way to understand the concepts. You’ll run into all sorts of little gotchas and special...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    Real Rock still lives!

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    It's sad, but lately a lot of the music I love is released overseas first. Thanks to the internet, I can easily bypass the stupid release schedules of the record labels. Most recently, the Datsuns put out a new album (Outta Sight/Outta Mind) in the...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    Hello, Blog!

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    So... My life has finally settled down a bit, and I find myself working for The Man , here in Redmond WA. This first post is really just to introduce myself a bit, and tell you where I think this blog will be going. I've been in software development...
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