Monthly Archives: August 2007

More on the “the admin is an idiot”

Finally I figured out that the average user don’t care about computers just because they own or use one. When they use or buy a computer, they buying or using it because are trying to do a task, and once … Continue reading

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How an illusion leads to a myth about UAC

From http://www.useit.com/alertbox/dialog-box.html:"One of the modern GUI’s greatest advances is the user illusion that the mouse pointer is an extension of your hand: you own the pointer, which has a certain physicality to it as you use it to manipulate objects … Continue reading

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Coincidences in 64-bit computing

The 64-bit G5 came almost at the same time as the 64-bit Athlon 64. The x64 version of Windows Server 2003 SP1 came almost at the same time as Mac OS X 10.4 that allowed 64-bit command line apps. BTW, the … Continue reading

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Have you noticed the -rtl option to cdb, windbg, and ntsd?

 Have you noticed the -rtl option to cdb, windbg, and ntsd? windbg -rtl %windir%\system32\autochk.exe worked and was able to debug the autochk native application (i.e. app that uses the native API NOT the Win32 API that can run on BootExecute). … Continue reading

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