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  • Hyperthreading and performance

    Just posting a link to an article on Intel's site around hyperthreading.
  • WSE1.0 and MakeCert

    Take care if you're working with WSE1.0 and using a certificate that you got via makecert.exe (even on .NET framework 1.1). I've been playing with this and I made a certificate which looked like it should handle my encryption fine for me but when I actually...
  • Wireless displays?

    I spotted this new display from Sharp which is wireless - haven't had a very good chance to look at it properly yet but this seems to be a step in the right direction for me. What I want to set up is a home entertainment system where I have a big server in...
  • Correlation in BizTalk 2004

    I'm learning a little bit more about BizTalk Server (R) 2004 at the moment and something that had me stumped until today was how to get correlation working so I thought I'd blog something on that up here having just managed to get what I wanted working (wasn...
  • Sony in gorgeous notebook shock!

    These Vaio's PXG-X505 notebooks look very nice indeed although the spec wouldn't be enough to run something meaty on. I'm interested in laptops at the moment as mine is pretty old and hurts my back just carrying it around (so much so that I try not to carry...
  • Virtual PC 2004

    Virtual PC 2004 is released and I've upgraded my PCs to use it and, so far, that's gone without any problems whatsoever including taking existing virutal hard drives and bringing them straight into the 2004 version. Virtual PC is a life-saver when it comes...
  • Cached It

    Eweeks reports here that we can expect Itanium 2's to ship in 2005 with 24MB of L3 cache. Not sure what the access times on these are but from a quick scan of the web it looks like L1 is 1 cycle, L2 is 5 cycles and L3 is around 12 cycles so that's an awful...
  • Lunch and Macromedia

    met up with Ian this week and had lunch and we were talking about Longhorn and where we saw competitors for it and, for the life of me, I couldn't remember the name of the Macromedia product that I'd somewhat lined up in the same space so (just to prove I wasn...
  • PDC dust starts to settle

    After the PDC the various industry analysts are starting to write up what they saw - I found this article over on Cnet to be a reasonable summary of where we're at.
  • Got my mojo working...

    Well...I got my Longhorn build installed anyway ;-) I was trying to get a dual boot to work from Windows XP and I think I either had a problem because my XP installation is on a couple of dynamic disks (although I was installing onto a basic disk) or because...
  • Back from PDC

    Back from the PDC and feeling a little bit shaky (USA->UK always hits me harder than the other way around). I've spent a little time (as I've done previously) trying to get Longhorn onto my PC at home but this time I'm using the official bits from the PDC....