If you happen to catch me, say by stopping by my office if you happen to work at Microsoft, I’d be happy to sign your copy of my book. (There’s no need to set up a formal book signing appearance in building 9;
Now that computer security grabs headlines, the crackpots are drawn to it. This means that the security folks are innundated with dubious vulnerability reports and revolutionary computer designs.
Today’s story is one of the “revolutionary computer designs” category.
I have developed a complete solution to computer security.
Before PCI there was ISA. The pinout for ISA slots had one very convenient property: If you shorted the last two pins in an open ISA slot, you generated an NMI. (This trick is alluded to in passing in this discussion of generating crash dumps from hardware.)
It so happened that the tip of a ball-point pen was the ideal shape for accomplishing this.
If vertical strips are better, why do toolbars use horizontal strips?
An early version of the toolbar control first made its appearance in Windows 3.0, and in those days, screen resolutions were low and toolbar buttons were small. Horizontal or vertical didn’t really matter.
London’s Transport Museum commissioned a gorgeous interactive map called The Real Underground which lets you see two of the many versions of the world-famous London Underground Map, as well as a street map, and switch among them to see how the two schematics agree with actual geography.
The Windows boot.ini file has a /MAXMEM switch whose name would lead you to believe that it sets the maximum amount of memory that Windows will use. But that’s not what it does; the name is misleading.
What the /MAXMEM flag really does is set the maximum physical address that Windows will scan in search of RAM.
Tuesday was not my finest hour.
Towards the end of the work day, I noticed that my coat was nowhere to be seen. I distinctly remember putting it on the back of my chair, but it’s not there now. And where are my keys?
Windows Vista needed some new wallpapers. Where to get them? Historically, they were purchased from a professional service, which is expensive since Microsoft would need worldwide rights to reproduce (not just use) the image, and not just for a few months,
:: Wendy :: invited several her friends to join her in some tea two weeks ago, and during the conversation, LaCroix recommended a product called Yaktrax. It’s a lightweight little mesh that straps to the bottom of your shoe and acts like miniature tire chains,
I had another undeletable Outlook folder, and all my tricks for cajoling Outlook into letting me delete it failed. I already deleted all the items in it, emptied it of offline items, deleted all the failures from my Sync Issues folder,