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    Windows XP x64 edition and games

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    I thought I would post a bit of information that maybe helpful. If your game seems to be running at double speed on x64, you can try adding this to your boot.ini /USEPMTIMER It has to do with processor throttling technologies causing the QueryPerformanceFrequency...
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    The rules of PowerPoint

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    Guy Kawasaki has some excellent pointers on how to use PowerPoint effectively.
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    Peer Networking Security Model

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    Security for the Peer Networking platform is achieved through self signed x.509 certificates. This method of using self signed certificates eliminates the need of having a certificate authority issue a certificate to each user in a network. This eliminates...
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    Looking for a few good geeks. We're hiring!

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    Normally a post like this starts out with: Do you enjoy innovating and solving technically challenging problems? blah blah blah Lets just cut to the chase. My team is hiring! From lab management, to Testing, to Development we have lots of technical...
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    What is the Microsoft Peer Networking platform?

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    The Microsoft Peer Networking Platform consists of several pieces: Graphing - This is an application layer multicast protocol. Think of a replicated database, records in this database can be enumerated,searched,added, modified and deleted. By default...
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    Blue screen Tattoo?

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    From the article: tumbl.us killed the blog star - a tumblelog via modblog.bmezine.com Why would someone do this ?
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    Requiring WHQL signed drivers: Good or evil?

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    Recently Microsoft announced the requirement for Kernel mode drivers to be signed, this is diffrerent than WHQL signing, all this does is tie a driver to a publisher. It provides no testimony to the quality of the driver, in fact, it is stated in the...
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    Java only is bad mmmkay?

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    Joel  of Joel on software says that teaching only Java is bad for computer science and I agree. A more rounded education is needed, starting with assembly, moving to  c/c++  and then to a "managed" language such as C# or Java. Building the knowledge of...
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    Who I am, What I do.

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    Hi, My name is Tripp Parks and I am a SDET in the Peer Networking group in Windows Networking. The main reason for my posting a webblog is to give a little bit of information about the Peer Networking technologies and give a little bit of behind the scenes...
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    I've got a secret. Wanna hear it?

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    Tomorrow, at 6 am PDT , the following Web link will go live with new information. I can’t tell you what we will actually be sharing, but you will learn something new about "Longhorn" J . http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/jul05/07-22LHMA...
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    On bald cats and small children.

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    How's that for an attention grabbing title? One of the best things about working for Microsoft is the benefits. One of the best ones is the parental leave policy. Basically, as a father, when you have a child you get a month of paid leave to bond with...
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    Halo movie Executive Producer: Peter Jackson

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    http://www.bungie.net/News/TopStory.aspx?story=biggorilla&p=4955829   will we have a 12 disc extended version? Only time will tell;)
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    Getting Started with the Collaboration API's!

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    Guess what the first api you have to call is? HRESULT WINAPI PeerCollabStartup ( WORD wVersionRequested ); http://windowssdk.msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/P2PSDK/p2p/peercollabstartup.asp It's our friend...
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    Don't trust the tweak sites

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    I saw this on Ed Bott's blog   http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview.aspx?catid=34&threadid=1678445&enterthread=y
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    Sysinternals vs Sony

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    Interesting story over on Sysinternals . Sysinternals is a valuable provider of Windows utilities. Their knowledge of the Windows internal operations quite impressive. I'm fairly confident that Sony's methods wont work on x64 (currently they don’t have...
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    Enumerating People near me in Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 1

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    Now that we have learned how to Sign in, we can see who else is signed in HRESULT WINAPI PeerCollabEnumEndpointsNearMe( HPEERENUM* phPeerEnum ); (this seems to be missing from the MSDN documentation! Bug filed!) This returns a PeerEnumeration...
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    Windows Messenger Live beta

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    In perhaps the corniest blog ever, the new features of Windows Live messenger are detailed. See all the action here
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    What's on your desk?

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    Being the hardware junkie that I am, one of the neat things about my job is the hardware I get to play with. On the Windows development side of things pretty much everyone has multiple machines. They are used for various tasks such as: ...
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    Peer Eventing and you

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    Now that we are successfully able to enumerate a static snapshot of people online at a particular time, It would be useful to register for when one of the people near you came or went. The Peer Collaboration stack allows you to do this with its eventing...
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    Orca is your Friend.

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    One of the games I recently purchased decided it didn’t want me to run on my spiffy new x64 install. Being the resourceful person that I am, I decided to see if I could work around this little restriction. After trying the normal compatibility workarounds...
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    Konfabulator

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    It's pretty well known that Yahoo! bought Konfabulator a few weeks ago and that they released Konfabulator for free. I held off posting because it didn't work on on the Windows XP x64 release(which I use exclusively). Recently they updated to version...
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    X64 Farcry!

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    If you haven't already seen/beaten it, the x64 version of FarCry was released by AMD .
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    IE 7 beta out

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    Get your IE beta here! Also, a hint if you want to revert back to ie6 make sure to click "Show Updates" in Add Remove Programs
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    Slashdot gets it wrong….Again. or Debunking grand conspiracy theories.

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    For some sick reason I can't explain, I continue to read Slashdot even though I know that it is incredibly biased. Anyhow, yesterday they ran a story on yet another grand conspiracy titled " Stopping Linux Desktop Adoption Sabotage ". So, I took the bait...
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    Headphones and x64 laptops

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    Here is a helpful hint for those running x64 on some laptop models If you try to use headphones and the onboard speakers don’t mute, you can turn them off by going to the audio mixer (run->sndvol32, or double clicking on the speaker) Options...
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