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"Corporate" Blog of Daniele Muscetta, Premier Field Engineer.

What do I actually do for work ?

I am a TASE, which is the acronym for “Technical Account Support Engineer”. I work for Microsoft in the Premier Organization, Services Division. I am part of the worldwide group of people who are in charge of Customer Support and Satisfaction. Basically my role is that of a Support Engineer who is pretty much dedicated… Read more

Java, Ruby, Python, Apache, RedHat caps and the rest…

I’ve already written a post on the corporate blog about people using Unix and OSS: and now I figure out there’s plenty of more crazy people out there. Check out these two posts for example (both referring to the same episode, from the two guy’s perspectives…): Another person with these attitudes is Dare, comparing C# and… Read more

Blogs, Blogs, Blogs…

Over the weekend I worked a bit on my old site and I actually decided I want to use it more than I’ve been doing lately. This space is very nice, but I also like the cosy feeling of that small, unknown, little blog: no community thing, just my personal space on a hosting paid… Read more

Consuming MapPoint Web Service in PHP

I’ve just spotted this *wonderful* article :“Consuming MapPoint Web Service in PHP” which shows how to interact with MapPoint Web Service from PHP code.That’s awesome, as that’s the most cool characteristic (IMHO) of web services: you might want to use them from your language of choice, and that CAN be done, for TRUE interoperability  … Read more

Unix folks at MS

I am not the only one! From the MS Exchange team blog, I found this post:“[…] In case you were wondering, I still do my web serving off the OpenBSD machine.  Hey, I like Apache, I like Perl, and I like CGI scripts.  If I ever move to the IIS team, perhaps I’ll rethink… Read more

Rootkit Detectors

MS Research has published some papers about Rootkit technologies and especially RootKit detection: This stuff is VERY GOOD to read, and has been positively commented by a lot of people, including Bruce Schneier: The straightforward links to some of these papers are: Detecting Stealth Software with Strider GhostBuster GhostBuster tech report Of course I… Read more

Physical Security (Bug Id: LUCA)

My kids are – of course – “button freaks”: they both love buttons and keys and knobs, and all of that category of things… and of course you could not expect anything different from a family of geeks with all sort of devices in the house. Having said this, I figured out again that I must re-implement “physical security”… Read more