Earlier this month, there were no muffins to be found anywhere on Microsoft campus. Somebody stole the Muffin Truck!
Here’s a question that came in from a customer (paraphrased):
Hello, we are developing an ASP.NET application and are running into problems with the pop-up blocker introduced in Windows XP Service Pack 2. Where can we get a full description of the rules that control whether a pop-up will be blocked so we can make sure our pop-ups are let through?
I have no idea who they are (since I can’t read Japanese), but hatena appears to be some sort of Japanese social bookmarking site, and I’ll often find hits from them in my referrer logs. One of the members found a newly-issued Japanese translation of my book,
If you leave your computer unattended and logged in, especially if you work on the security team, you may come back to your office to find that somebody used your computer to sent email out to the entire team with the subject line FMLA.
Last year, a spectacular crash of a $1 million Ferrari left a lot of questions unanswered. Who were those mysterious men who picked up Eriksson? How did a fully loaded automatic pistol get under the seat of a person who stopped to help?
Here’s a question that floated past some time ago:
In my code, I have multiple objects that want to talk to the
same handle (via DeviceIoControl).
Each time I create an object, I use DuplicateHandle
to increment the reference count on the handle.
When you enter Terminal 6 and turn right to enter
the security queue,
there are two sets of security equipment.
If you are directed to the far set of equipment,
you will find three lines for screening.
At the point at which you have to choose which line to take,
With the new Windows Vista Start menu, the keyboard shortcuts have once again been reorganized. You used to be able to hit the Windows key and then type L to call up the Log off menu, and then L again to trigger the logoff.
My colleague Erin Dallin remarked, “I just installed a new toilet as part of my bathroom remodel. I was told that it is capable of flushing 20 golf balls using only 1.6 gallons of water. I’d love to know how this standard was developed.”
Yes indeed, all Microsoft files are (or should be) digitally signed (as far as I’m aware). So I’m not quite sure what commenter Dave is getting at:
The Microsoft file should have embedded vendor/product information saying it’s from Microsoft and will be cryptographically signed by Microsoft.