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Celeron J1900 supports EPT

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

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 […]

Bluetooth background tasks in WP 8.1

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

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 […]


Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

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 […]

A useful Windows 8 shortcut

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

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!

.Net back- and frontend for GCC

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

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 […]

Geosense for Windows

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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 […]

Security Essentials on Server 2008

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

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 […]

Autodesk SketchBook Mobile

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Can you say “resource leak”?

Security Essentials on Windows Server

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

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 […]

Headless Windows installation

Friday, October 16th, 2009

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 […]

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