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Quick post. I was shopping for a new home server and was eyeing the new Intel Bay Trail CPUs. The only thing that deterred me from buying it was Intel ARK insisting that Celeron J1900 doesn’t support the Extended Page Table (aka Nested Page Table) feature. From the past I know that ARK is not […]
This weekend I was working on a small Windows Phone project to scratch one of my itches. I wanted to create an app that would connect to a ELM327 Bluetooth adapter in my car whenever the adapter is within my phone’s reach and do something with the adapter in the background. The Bluetooth adapter exposes […]
I got recently forced into installing Office 2013 on my computer at work. I was not a big fan of the ALL CAPS menus to begin with (and I’m really happy Visual Studio folks have a regkey to turn that Office plague off in their product), but it really surprised me just how OCD I […]
Now that Windows 8 Consumer Preview is out in public, you might have a hard time finding some of the old features you were using often – like the old Control Panel. Press WinKey + X. You are welcome!
I recently stumbled upon a very interesting project – a CIL (.Net assembler) backend and frontend for GCC. Suppose you have source code in one of the languages supported by GCC (C, C++, Ada, Fortran,…) and you want to use the code from managed code (say, a C# application). A CIL backend would allow you […]
Okay, quick post because this is too awesome to not to write about it. Rafael Rivera from withinwindows.com and Long Zheng from istartedsomething.com have put together a driver for Windows Location API in Windows 7. The driver provides geolocation information for location-aware Windows applications using Google’s Location Services. All it needs is your WiFi turned […]
Update 15. 3. 2010: this technique will fail at the genuity verification step of setup with recent Security Essentials installers. So it doesn’t work anymore. (And I will not be writing an update of this post, because I have moral problems with bypassing genuity verifications, sorry.) I was getting a lot of e-mail about my […]
Can you say “resource leak”?
UPDATE 25. 11. 2009: here is a step-by-step tutorial for 64bit versions of Windows Server. Even though not officially supported, Microsoft’s free antivirus Security Essentials installs and runs just fine on Windows Server 2008. You only have to trick it into thinking it’s Vista while installing. The first challenge is downloading the installer. If you […]
I recently faced a problem with installing Windows on a headless (no monitor, no keyboard) computer. The computer in question was HP MediaSmart Server LX195 – a nice and cheap piece of hardware. The server comes with Windows Home Server preinstalled – a very neat consumer-grade server operating system. But being a geek – the […]« Previous Entries