Alexander Schaub (1992.05.18 – 2010.06.28) … the speeches, pictures and songs for everyone who knew the “Champ”

In Alexander Schaub … our son, brother and “champ” remembered I summarized my views and memories of the tragedy that ripped a great “champ” from our midst. In this blog post, posted at high-noon in sunny Vancouver, I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our friends, our family, the AFOS family, BB&D,…


Robocup Junior WA 2010 Rescue Premier State Champions

This one is off-topic, but fun and a proud father can get away with things like this. My son, Aaron, and two of his school friends from All Saints College have been spending many hours during breaks and after school working on a Lego robot for the Australian Robocup Junior Rescue Premier competition. Last weekend,…


Alexander Schaub … our son, brother and “champ” remembered

I will unfortunately be offline for the foreseeable future as we head back home to embrace our fallen angel. I will resume the Rangers blog as soon as possible. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Alexander, our son and brother to Jacques and Thorsten was born in South-Africa on 18 May 1992. A tragic car crash on Sunday/27 tuned our…


DDS Update and 10:10:10:2 Problems

The DirectX SDK (June 2010) release includes the fixes to the DDSWithoutD3DX and DDSWithoutD3DX11 samples I mentioned in earlier posts. The Programmer’s Guide for DDS in the Windows DirectX Graphics documentation was also updated to reflect the latest format details. There is a footnote at the end of the documentation chart that I wanted to expand on, and…


Cluster Validation Error with Fiber Adapter

Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 has a validation test that needs to be run against all nodes confirm that your hardware and settings are compatible with Failover Clustering. For the purpose of this blog, I am not going to go into all the tests and what they do. For more information on Cluster Validation…


Windows Server 2008 and 2008R2 Failover Cluster Startup Switches

I am here today to discuss the troubleshooting switches used to start a Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 Failover Cluster. From time to time, the Failover Cluster Service will not start on its own. You need to start it with a diagnostic switch for troubleshooting purposes and/or to get it back to production. In Windows…


Rights needed for user account to create a Cluster Name Object (CNO) on Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster

As discussed in previous blogs and articles, there is no longer a Cluster Service account in Failover Clustering. However, there are still some rights needed in Active Directory. The rights of the logged-on user and the Cluster Name Object are part of these rights. This blog is only going to cover the rights of the…


¿A qué grado llega mi ignorancia?

Phillip G. Armour, en su obra The Laws of Software Process: A New Model for the Production and Management of Software, nos propone que software es un medio de conservación de conocimiento, así como lo han sido el ácido desoxirribonucleico (ADN), el cerebro, las herramientas materiales (hardware) y los libros. Para adquirir conocimiento, necesitamos primero…


Webové úterý - Internet Explorer 8 a nástroje pro vývojáře

Pokud patříte k vývojářům webových stránek, je dosti možné, že jste již dříve využívali doplněk (panel nástrojů) Developer Toolbar. Internet Explorer ve své osmé verzi přichází s integrovanými Nástroji pro vývojáře (Developer Tools). Ty umožňují zobrazovat a editovat HTML i CSS kód a tyto změny se projeví v živém náhledu stránky v prohlížeči, ladit a…


The DDS File Format Lives

For anyone doing work with DirectX, you’ve likely run into texture data being stored as a .DDS file. This format has it roots in the misty dark ages of DirectX history and in fact “DDS” stands for “DirectDraw Surface”. The format is largely just a binary blob with a header derived from DirectDraw 7 structures….