Last night, the MVP Global Summit broke up by product groups for dinner. I was at the Windows Client product group dinner. The problem for me was figuring out who were the MVPs and who were just Microsoft employees looking for MVPs to chat with.
Thomas Mahon’s English Cut is a glimpse into the world of bespoke tailoring, a world I was completely unaware of prior to his web site. I was particularly fascinated by his description of how to recognise the work of Anderson &
Back in 1995, I was participating in a chat room on MSN on the subject of device driver development. One of the people in the chat room asked, “Can I write a device driver in Visual Basic?”
I replied, “Windows 95 device drivers are typically written in low-level languages such as C or even assembly language.”
Xeni Jardin on Boing Boing reports that the DHS series I mentioned a while back was all an elaborate scam to bilk investors out of millions. (One tip-off has got to be that they changed their domain name from www.dhs.tv to www.dhstheseries.tv.
One commenter claimed that
When the object is first constructed,
the reference count should be 0 and
AddRef should be called at some point
(probably via QueryInterface) to increment the reference count.
If you construct your object with a reference count of zero,
As we saw last time,
trying to do too much in one’s destructor can lead to an object
being destroyed twice.
The standard way to work around this problem is to set an artificial
reference count during destruction.
class MyObject : public IUnknown
If you try to do too much, you can find yourself in trouble.
For example, if your destructor hands a reference to itself
to other functions,
those functions might decide to call your
methods as part of their internal operations.
In case those coming into town for the 2005 MVP Global Summit were interesting in chatting with me, here’s my event diary for this week. (Non-native-English-speaking MVPs can hover over the highlighted words for a translation from slang into “standard American-English”.)
Even though it’s not affiliated with the MVP Global Summit,
Several years ago, I had the pleasure of working in the office next to Danny, a phenomenally talented fellow, not just a stellar programmer but also an accomplished pianist, singer, video game restorer, and skier. I remember when he was working on DirectSound3D,
Well, at least I only passed out once.
To recap, The E’s goaded me into joining them on a ride up Zoo Hill. I’m really not a climber. I’m taxed by the hill on the southbound 520 Trail leading to NE 51st St.,