2008 Q1 link clearance: Microsoft blogger edition
- Larry Osterman explains that untitled slider on the Vista volume mixer.
- Brad Rutkowski welcomes you to the world of crash analysis.
- Robert Hensing explains click-through cloaking.
- Amit Pawar describes self-healing NTFS.
- Gaurav Anand digs into those NTFS timestamps.
- James Lyle from the Office Natural Language team explains why ain’t ain’t in the spell check dictionary. You won’t find curse words either. Imagine the uproar if, in response to a misspelling, a curse word were listed as a suggested replacement.
- The Larry Osterman trifecta is now in play. This time, he explains why Windows shares the root of your drive.
- Mike Wasson tells you what happens to documentation errors submitted via MSDN feedback: He fixes them. He also provides tips on how to make your submission more effective.
- Steve Clayton reacts to an interview with Daniel Lyons (aka Fake Steve Jobs). You can watch the interview yourself and see if you come to the same conclusions.
- Slava Oks teaches you how to suck the stack trace out of a C++ exception.
- Chris Jackson shows how to use the VirtualRegistry shim and explains why you shouldn’t be using the RedirectFiles and RedirectRegistry compatibility shims.
- Chad from the Critical Problem Resolution Platforms Team investigates a bluescreen crash on his home computer and finds the source of the problem after the dust settles.
- Sean Lyndersay points out that features which reviewers care about may not be features which most users care about, because reviewers are biased by features that are very important only to journalists!
- The Storage Team Blog explains what’s new in Windows Vista defrag. The question about the progress indicator is particularly interesting to me. It’s been said that a screen that simply blinked lights at random would probably have been more accurate. It shows that some people really like their blinkenlights, even though they mean nothing.
- Debunking myths about the /prefetch flag.
- Mike Swanson explains what it means when a conference is “sold out”, and why it’s very hard for Microsoft employees to attend Microsoft conferences unless they are involved in putting on the event itself.
- Nicola Delfino shows us how to remove the Windows Vista SP1 uninstall information to reclaim disk space.
- Larry Osterman tells a funny story about the danger of using slang in messages that will be translated.