From the list of idiotic function signatures…

I stumbled on the function QueryWorkingSet today. It seems to be usable for solving a problem I have… What’s really amazing about this function is its totally braindead signature: BOOL QueryWorkingSet( HANDLE hProcess, PVOID pv, DWORD cb ); Please look beyond the weird Microsoft-isms with type names and the idiotic Hungarian notation. What does it …

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Stuff worth reading (21/06/2006)

Some interesting articles on Net Neutrality by David Ernst and Andy Kessler. I’m slowly starting to lean towards letting the market sort this out without government intervention. The idea of labelling is especially appealing. That something’s wrong in Microsoft is rather obvious given the amazing delay in releasing Vista/Longhorn (whatever it’s called this week). After …

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VMWare server to the rescue

I complained earlier about VMWare Player not allowing me to replace my Windows boxen at work. It seems VMWare took my complaints seriously (yeah right), by releasing VMWare Server they’ve made my dream possible. I have to admit that their releasing VMWare Server is surprising, and since it allows creation of new images it makes …

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Keeping windows up-to-date

Eric is grumbling about installing software on Windows. Well, he didn’t hit the real point of pain with Windows yet: upgrading applications. As I’ve mentioned before Window’s package management is broken. Yes, it’s that simple, and the worst thing is that there seems to be no solution in sight. At least not unless every Windows …

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Another reason not to run Windows…

As if I needed any more reasons Triggered by the email I wrote about yesterday (One of the main reasons I’m not running Windows) I went to Micro$oft’s update site to see if there were any non-essential updates for my windows system. Given the name of the service—”Microsoft Update”—I assumed what I’d be presented with …

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One of the main reasons I’m not running Windows

At work I received an email similar to this: Subject: Client patching time Apple Quicktime: (link) Macromedia Flash: (link) RealNetworks Real Player: (link) As well as these, the Microsoft Internet Explorer vulnerability has not been fixed, and there is exploit code out there: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/11/22/ie_exploit/ Let’s be careful out there, now… This is a wonderful example …

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