Ready to feel old … USSR was soooo last century …

From one of my more educated buddies at Microsoft… My mom teaches high school physics. She said that most of her students haven’t even heard of the Soviet Union. (The exceptions are the ones who happened to take history.) I realize that school education is far from balanced, but I’m a bit surprised that popular…


thread degraded mode … the sequel.

I’ve run in thread degraded mode for 2 or 3 weeks without a hitch before, this time I wasn’t so lucky.  After about 6 hours explorer spun up taking 50% CPU (given it’s a HT machine, that usually means 1 thread spinning endlessly).  Heuve!  That just won’t do.  But we can merely degrade this thread…

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Try explorer’s thread degraded mode …

On any given day that is past say 7 days of uptime, I have 100 – 300 windows open, not kidding, here is a shot of my current task bar … there shouldn’t be anything msft confidential there, at least that you’d actually be able to read more than 4 or 5 letters of ……

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