Raymond Chen

Raymond has been involved in the evolution of Windows for more than 30 years. In 2003, he began a Web site known as The Old New Thing which has grown in popularity far beyond his wildest imagination, a development which still gives him the heebie-jeebies. The Web site spawned a book, coincidentally also titled The Old New Thing (Addison Wesley 2007). He occasionally appears on the Windows Dev Docs Twitter account to tell stories which convey no useful information.

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On transferring or copying ABI pointers between smart pointers

Keep track of who owns the reference.

A freestanding JavaScript function that uses this is easily mistaken for a constructor

Because that's what constructors look like.

Detecting whether a tree-like data structure contains a cycle

Combining two things we already know.

When documentation cautions that something may not happen, that suggests that it normally does happen

Reading between the lines.

Just for fun: What happens when you shift a register by more than the register size?

A comparative study of processor architectures.

How do I find out more about the fail-fast exception that occurs when an exception in a PPL task goes unobserved?

Digging into the internals.
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Diagnosing a crash when trying to call ReadFile via language interop

Checking the signatures and inferring what could have gone wrong.
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How can I programmatically obtain the value of the “Make text bigger” slider?

The text scale factor property.

The popularity of DOS/4GW made Windows 95 game compatibility a little easier, but with higher stakes

A popular path to protected mode.

Just for fun: Which processors prefer sign-extended loads, and which prefer zero-extended loads?

Another pointless chart.