Hi everyone, my name is Thomas Lai.  I am a developer on the Common Language Runtime (CLR) team at Microsoft.  More specifically, I am on the Developer Services Team, which includes both the Profiling Services Team and the Debugging Services Team.  Prior to Whidbey RTM, I worked on the CLR Port Team, porting the CLR to both X64 and IA64.  Needless to say, I’m biased against the x86 platform.  So don’t be surprised when you hear me bash the “legacy” x86 platform from time to time.  :)


I am a late comer to the blogging world.  Quite a few of my current and former colleagues already have their own blogs: Mike Stall, Rick Byers, David Broman, Josh Williams, etc.  Since there is already a good coverage of various CLR topics, I have not found any specific hole I can fill with my blog yet.  I will write about anything I find interesting/obscure/ridiculous.  Of course, my entries will be mostly related to my daily work, i.e. managed debugging, 64-bit, etc.


One area I have picked up recently is the infrastructure for the Managed Debugging Assistants (MDAs).  My first blog will be on how to disable a specific MDA.  Stay tuned if you are interested.