New AeDebug functionality in Vista

Perhaps jumping the gun here as the official doc still hasn’t been posted yet, but soon, I’m told.  In a nutshell, Vista’s debugger support will include some additional functionality to let you customize out AeDebug works. Specifically, if “Auto” debugging is enabled, you’ll have a way to exclude specific processes from being “auto debugged”.  (See…

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Stupid PE File Tricks

If you’re an aficionado of all things PE file related, you’ll get a kick of this article: http://www.phreedom.org/solar/code/tinype/ It shows all the wild twists and contortions to make a legal 97 byte Win32 PE file. I think the smallest Win32 binary I ever created was 1KB, but that was just by playing tricks with the…

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A New Role For Me At Microsoft

Today marks my first day in a different division at Microsoft. I’m now part of the Center For Software Excellence team: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/cse/default.mspx. Basically, this group write the cool internal tools that groups within Microsoft use. And many parts of the CSE technology has made it into products that we ship.  If you’ve read my previous articles…

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I Love Rock N Roll

So I’m just a wee bit sleepy this morning. The missus and I were out late last night at the Showbox, watching Joan Jett.  I’m happy to say that Joan puts on a good show, although the “Blackhearts” looked far too young to be the originals.  Even on new songs that I wasn’t familiar with,…

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