I decided to check out the size of Eric’s DIT …

… take some time, measuring the exact dimensions of Eric’s DIT … and I must say, I’ve seen a fair amount of DITs in my time, and I can say with a fair amount of certainty, Eric’s DIT is the biggest I’ve ever seen!  I can’t believe what a massively huge a DIT Eric has….

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Writing a Unicode file via perl …

Several months ago someone filed bugs across Windows Vista to make sure all performance monitoring .ini files were Unicode, so the files could be properly localized (“translated”) to various languages (so we could have Korean, or Hindi descriptions).  A noble goal to be sure. For most people this was as easy as checking out the…

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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…

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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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Show me the backups (win2k3 sp1)…

It recently came to my attention that repadmin + showbackup had no google hits!  Well I’d like to fix that. First a little back story … around I guess 2003 there had been a growing trend (of PSS whining, er I mean noticing that) customers are not taking any backups, and many customers didn’t quite…

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