Statcounter: Bing leapfrogs Yahoo again

You might remember as the site that came in the news a few weeks ago when Bing overtook Yahoo, due to the sudden interest immediately after launch. Back then, as many predicted, it didn’t last long, as people quickly switched back to their old search habits. But I just checked the Statcounter site and noticed…

Bing Community – an undiscovered site

Check it out: Nice layout & content organization. Much better organized when comparing it with the typical forums/community sites that you see on Microsoft sites or MSDN (or other non-Microsoft ones)

FCI – how to use classification (video)

Just found a new video demonstrating the new classification feature in Windows Server 2008 R2. Enjoy! Special thanks to dawho1 who posted the video.

Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House?

I love this – if you have kids, and if you are a geek, you’ll understand.


Puzzle solution: Xen voting algorithm

I think that the problem stated in one of my earlier posts is one of the most fascinating puzzles I came across recently. Many people that got confronted with it said bluntly that the problem simply has no solution, otherwise it would contradict common sense, information theory, etc. But surprisingly, it does have a solution….


Zune 80 – $400 on eBay?

A few completed transactions: – $420:  – $405: – $399:


Is my harddisk (almost) dead?

I just started to play with HD Tune, just to get a tool to look at my S.M.A.R.T. data. Not that I trust SMART a lot, but I wanted to see what’s there. So that’s how I discovered my main drive has a bunch of reallocated sectors. Ouch! What is a reallocated sector? Whenever a…


[Cool spam] Our internal discussion list is nominated in a Who’s Who award!

Here is an interesting piece of spam I received this morning on our internal discussion list: Dear VSS Lab Account,     You were recently appointed as a biographical candidate to represent your industry in the Madison Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals, and for inclusion into the upcoming 2007-2008 “Honors Edition” of the registry.     …


[RO] Seminar – Storage si programare distribuita

Florin Lazar, Todi Pruteanu si cu mine am demarat in cursul acestei saptamani un seminar tehnic pe teme de storage in Vista si programare distribuita in WCF. Mai multe detalii aici: Pana acum seminariile din Bucuresti si Cluj au avut un raspuns fantastic! Daca aveti opinii, impresii (pozitive sau negative) m-as bucura sa le puneti…


Windows Home Server – links

A friend of mine didn’t know about Windows Home Server – so I sent him these links: –          Main site: –          Interview with Charlie Kindel –          Download: –          Articol on Wikipedia: –          Blog:   –          Press release: