New Black Book

Before the holidays, there was a big re-organization of personnel here in Xbox land. As a result, I figured that this would be a good time to update my Black Book and have some more copies printed out for all the folks which are now a part of our new-and-improved software testing family.   The…

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Free Security Book: HAC

The Handbook of Applied Cryptography is being offered for free download (for personal use of course) from the University of Waterloo. This book covers a good swath of topics and will be a useful addition to your digital library. And to give you a taste, here is the chapter list:   Chapter 1 – Overview…

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There Be HRESULTs Here

I’ve often found that searching for and browsing through the various standard HRESULT error codes can be quite painful as they are spread through many different header files. To make my life easier I’ve written a tool to grovel through all the header files in the platform sdk and pull out the various HRESULT values,…

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Searching MSDN

MSDN has such an amazingly huge amount of content that it can often be cumbersome to find what you are looking for. For example, in the latest MSDN (published with Visual Studio 2008), if I try browsing the index for “JOIN”, I have to scroll past 50+ entries in order to get to SQL’s JOIN…

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Online Numerical Recipes

An online version of the Numerical Recipes book has been available for a while now, but it has fairly recently moved, and the publisher has also placed the new (third) edition online. So I thought this was a good time to post out the current URLs for those information junkies out there, as it is…

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