To recycle bits (or recycle electrons) is to take an old piece of email and use it to answer a similar (often identical) question or discussion on a mailing list. This is usually done by simply replying to the thread with the two-word message “Recycling bits”
In my earlier discussion of the fact that changing a class property affects all windows of that class, commenters LittleHelper and Norman Diamond wanted to know “Why is the cursor associated with class and not a window?”
This is another one of those questions that start off with an invalid assumption.
The nominees for the first (annual?) Niney Awards have been announced. The Nineys are an award which recognizes those who have had the greatest impact on the technical/developer community over the past year. Winners are selected by you, the technical/developer community.
A customer reported that their application was crashing in RPC,
and they submitted a sample program which illustrated the same
crash as their program.
Their sample program was actually based on the
AsyncRPC sample client program, which was nice, because it
provided a mutually-known starting point.
Two years ago, we had a gathering at my house for some friends for hot pot, the traditional way of ringing in the lunar new year (which takes place today). It was actually a bit of a cross-cultural event, since the attendees came from different regions of Asia,
A customer had a question about I/O cancellation. They have a pending ReadFileEx call with a completion procedure. They then cancel the I/O with CancelIoEx and wait for the completion by passing TRUE as the bWait parameter to GetOverlappedResult.
Assuming both return success,
One of the cardinal rules of the OVERLAPPED
structure is the OVERLAPPED structure
must remain valid until the I/O completes.
The reason is that the OVERLAPPED structure
manipulated by address rather than by value.
The word complete here has a specific technical meaning.
Microsoft is required by law to file reports on employees who have sustained injuries on the job. They are also required to post the reports in a location where employees can see them. These reports come out every year on February 1.