Double Buffer

  In a project planning meeting recently, I heard a coworker say “Double Buffer”.  I figured that he meant a performance technique for animation or networking: http://www.codeproject.com/java/javadoublebuffer.asp or like: http://www.usenix.org/publications/library/proceedings/osdi99/full_papers/pai/pai_html/node20.html But he actually meant doubling the time estimate for each task in our project.  I couldn’t stop myself from immediately suggesting that he read the…


Defrag API C# wrappers

For my own amusement, I decided to wrap the NT Defrag APIs in C#.  It isn’t great, but… I’ll give it the classic dev guarantee of “it works on my machine”.  http://www.thenetworkadministrator.com/top20.htm The MSDN documentation uses lots of very scary words like “IOCTL” and “DeviceIoControl” and the such.  Hopefully, I’ve abstracted some of that away……

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Defrag APIs

I just recently re-discovered the NT file defrag APIs… http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/fileio/base/defragmenting_files.asp And I found a great defragmenter… http://www.whitneyfamily.org/Hacks/?item=Defrag