One year ago today (August 2008)…

I was finishing Windows 7 M3 (the build which eventually was delivered at the PDC).  During M3, I spent most of my time working on the “Ducking” feature.  I was working on my PDC presentation, although the slides I had in August bore almost no resemblance to the slides I eventually presented (I started with 50 some slides and ended up with 23).


At home, I’d replaced all our 100 megabit switches with new gigabit Ethernet switches to boost performance (I was bored one weekend when Valorie and the kids were out of town).  Daniel was attending the pre-college program at Carnegie-Mellon University, and came back at the end of the week. 


And long time readers of my blog know where this particular series is going :).

Comments (9)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Uh oh, did you pick up a 2nd wife on the side? 🙂

  2. Richard: Not as far as I know – Valorie and I have been married for 22.5 years at this point.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hmm, I bet the series will end on August 27 with "25 years ago today" 🙂

  4. Ooh, grrrr….  You spoiled the surprise…

  5. MattDR: Maybe if you checked my blog for other posts on August 27th you might get a hint :).

    Or you can wait for the 27th.

  6. Anonymous says:


    Does Windows 7 SMB hit 1GB link rate with reasonable low CPU usage?

  7. Alexandre: I have no idea, you’d have to ask the networking team.

    It also depends on your network card whether or not you can get that level of performance.

  8. Anonymous says:


    I mean, was it even worth to bother replacing the switch?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Well, intentionally I didn’t write WHAT’S so special about this particular day 🙂

    Using the B— and G— search engines I was unable to find an associated blog post on this site although I definitely know what to look for…

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