Legends of Windows Home Server -- Checkin Garfield

It was a logn time ago, so, I guess, it’s ok to tell this story at last…  Well, everybody knows what “checkin” is, right? That’s when you send your updated, fixed or new code to the depository for safekeeping. There is a lot of systems for that. OpenSource guys usually use CVS for that, there…

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Economy crisis 101

Pardon for another non-technical post, but I thought it may be interesting. A friend of mine, a professor at the University of Texas, presented an article of his student, introducing some mathmatical theory explaining the roots of today crisis in economy. And I could not resist to answer. If you know all this, please, understand. Afetr…

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I almost got back to the weight I had when I came to United States....

Just a few days ago I tried, and I fit perfectly into the suite, in which I came into the United States from Russia in now so old 1996 year. Since that I fattened a lot on Cola, pizzas and other dubious food substitutes from 195 pounds to almost 255 pounds last October (2007). In October vacation…

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I am really thinking about reviving this blog...

…but not the way it was before. My Russian blog on Technet is flooded with readers, and I am wondering if I could bring some of that value to English-speaking audience. First, while I still will publish an occasional technical piece or two, the topics will be much more diverse and more aligned with my…

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Ciao, bambino, sorry! -- Leaving Windows Home Server

I just wanted to let readers of my blog know that I just left Windows Home Server team and won’t be available for questions about this product anymore. Good resources are: Windows Home Server team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/homeserver/ Forums: http://forums.microsoft.com/windowshomeserver/default.aspx?siteid=50 Well, everything changes and I am looking forward to challenges in the new group. In fact, once…

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Let me introduce -- Sergey Solyanik, ex-dev manager of Widnows Home Server

Sergey was the dev manager of Windows Home Server and one of three people, for whom I decided to leave BizTalk Server and join Windows Home Server team. He is a remarkable person and a friend of mine. Some time ago he left Microsoft for Google, but he is still a remarkable man and a friend…

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5 worst problems of home-grade routers

During our crusade for Home Server and Beta programs we faced a multitude of home network configurations. We learned a lot, and some of that we did not like. In fact, that’s our beta-participants who did not like that, it’s just they did not know what it is until we did investigations on the failing sytems. Now…

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Nine years ago I failed on interview… and still proud of it.

This was before Microsoft. I decide to move from my current company and – among other thing – got a phone interview with a Chicago company specialized in what’s called today CMS – Content Management System. In mid-nineties it was called “Document Management”, but that’s not important. The guy, who interviewed me, was an expert…

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I am Annoyed with Spam …and I don’t get it, why is it still a problem.

I am Annoyed with Spam…and I don’t get it, why is it still a problem. If you follow my blogs, then you may remember an article, where I mentioned that today approach to computer security is extensive and not leading anywhere in the end. Recently, I was asked, which approach would lead somewhere? At the…

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Question in mail: Do you need assembly language?

From: sandusergiu1984@… Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 2:12 AMTo: Eldar MusayevSubject: (Random Thoughts and Hints on Software Development) : HelloImportance: High Hello Eldar, I’ve read somewhere that every developer who want to write great efficient code need to learn assembly language? Is it true? If have time, please, write the answer in the blog. Thank…

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