Experience over Theory

In the past I used to work as a trainer. As a trainer you need to have a grasp of the subjects that you teach. Your knowledge needs to be in-depth as you are constantly surprised by the questions of delegates. To be able to grasp the material you need to understand the theory behind what you are attempting to teach. During the time that I taught I used to take on consulting jobs, to keep my hands dirty. At some stage I decided...
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Israel going Skynet?!

I found the following post that claims that Israel is building an AI system will help the military in decision taking and in addition to that it might be able to take over if needed to. The full story can be found at: http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/01/israel-thinking.html Truth be told, this may not be a bad idea considering the fact that when under an attack of a very large number of missiles a human operator may not be enough....
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Mandatory Integrity Control (What,how and why do we care?)

19 בינואר 2008

The theory Mandatory Integrity Control (MIC) is an additional layer of security built into Vista and Windows 2008. This particular layer helps Windows protect itself from harmful intentional and unintentional changes to important objects. Among the objects protected we can find files, directories, registry key, printers, and actually any object that has a security descriptor. The beauty of MIC is that it has been there in the background all along protecting you, yet you never knew it existed. You might have actually encountered it by trying...
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The Compare campaign

Microsoft has built an area in it's Windows Server website called Compare. Basically this area will provide content that compares Windows Server to other environments. There several interesting screencasts and Webcasts there,take a look: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver/compare/windows-server-comparison-screencasts-and-webcasts.mspx http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver/compare/default.mspx
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Timing operations

If you need to know the time that elapsed between two operations you can use the the following tool from Microsoft(windows 2000 resource kit): http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=913795CD-7026-4143-AE85-1F5E096F9BE0&displaylang=en ----------------------------------- TIMETHIS  :  Command Timing Utility ----------------------------------- Usage : TIMETHIS "command"   TimeThis executes the command specified by its arguments, then reports its   run time in HH:MM:SS.TTT format.  Quotes around the command are required only   when the command involves redirection via <, >, >>, or |, etc.  Quotes ensure   that...
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Getting zapped?!?

18 בינואר 2008

I own a Dell XPS m1330. It's  a cool laptop (yes,it's red), looks good, very mobile and does the work... To my surprise, I stumbled upon a blog post claiming that there is some issue with their physical build and wiring that might cause minor to mild electronic shocks. For the full post,take a look at: http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9852716-1.html Now at this stage I really have to ask myself,how on earth could the QA guys miss such a "tiny" issue?!?! The...
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Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RC Refresh Public Availability Program

In all honesty, I find Vista to be a great OS(as I have mentioned several times in the past). Moreover, I find that the 64bit version is even better. After getting that out of my system(not for the first time), I am glad to see that SP1 is just around the corner. If you want to try it,take a look at: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=529d992a-d69e-4c73-9213-7a7f3852c0ca&DisplayLang=en
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