Raymond Chen

Raymond has been involved in the evolution of Windows for more than 25 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 currently appears regularly on MSDN Channel 9’s One Dev Minute channel in the One Dev Question video series.

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The case of the mysterious "out of bounds" error from CreateUri and memmove

Unfolding some COMDATs.

What happens if you co_await a std::future, and why is it a bad idea?

Just waiting for something to finish.

What does it mean when my cross-thread COM call fails with RPC_E_SYS_CALL_FAILED?

Look for an unresponsive recipient.
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What are the potentially-erroneous results if you don’t pass NULL as the lpNumberOfBytesRead when issuing overlapped I/O?

It's to avoid a self-inflicted race condition.

Why are the Windows chassis hardware button hotkeys so strange?

Operating within the constraints of the system.

Adventures in application compatibility: The case of the display control panel crash on exit

When you get a 64-bit pointer, you probably should remember all 64 of the bits.

The case of the RPC_E_DISCONNECTED error thrown from await_resume

You can keep trying, but the result won't change.

A more direct and mistake-free way of creating a process in a job object

A new attribute for creating a process directly in a job object.

How can I get the original target of a shortcut without applying any 32-bit adjustments?

Disable the fancy tracking.
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The frustration of finding a suitable time to hold a meeting when the participants are evenly spaced around the globe

Somebody has to suffer, but we try to make sure it's not the same person each time.

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