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  • Copy and Paste? Copy and WAIT

    I am a software developer. I know what the complexities of writing software can be. It is really hard sometimes. But, there are still incidents that just boggle me. Why? Why oh why, does it take indefinitely to copy a 406 byte file from a hard disk to a thumb drive? How can the operating system continue to subject itself to be held hostage in ...
    Posted to Software (Forum) by icelava on January 25, 2009
  • Episode 2

    Hi again! This is your show host, icelava, taking you into yet another exciting round of Blindingly Simple Ways to Waste Windows Explorer! This episode, we explore (pun intended) the habits of tech geeks who grave addictions for possessing a dozen different storage devices to keep all his crucial important files in life handy, available, and ...
    Posted to Curse Diary (Forum) by icelava on April 29, 2008
  • 99-hit combo

    How is it that I frequently encounter chains of problems that arise out of the simplest of activities that stop me dead in my tracks trying to do my work? Seems like all these bugs all lie in wait to synchronise their actions and achieve a larger concerted effect to increase my suffering. What is the latest way to disable Windows Vista? Simple - ...
    Posted to Curse Diary (Forum) by icelava on November 21, 2007
  • in the end, i disabled UAC altogether

    Why? Because when such a barrier is introduced into the running of processes, even when with the programs defaulted to run as Administrator per above method, one cannot drag and drop files to conveniently open files from WE (Windows Explorer). One of the taken-for-granted features in a windowing environment is the ease of drag and drop between ...
    Posted to Software Development (Forum) by icelava on April 2, 2007
  • Windows: drop the letter in the postbox, don't wait for the postman

    After decades technology experience, with well over 10 years of 32-bit Windows operating system development, I thought we were long past this. But nope, apparently Windows Vista with all its delays and quality gates spanning over 3 years, still breaks like a baby who has pooped its diapers at the most fundamental of computing activities. The ...
    Posted to Curse Diary (Forum) by icelava on March 14, 2007
  • Re: Visual Studio 2005 and Vista: you are unable to attach to the process. you do not have permission to debug the process.

    MVP Maung Maung has shown a way to set this as a default privilege: But that begs the question: Why is that in the Compatibility tab? And not in Security? Given my past experience, that tab was only used for setting up legacy applications to run in Windows XP/2003; I never gave it a thought to look in the Compatibility tab for this scenario. ...
    Posted to Software Development (Forum) by icelava on February 8, 2007
  • Cannot work? then tell me WHAT and WHY

    So sad considering just a couple of days ago I was impressed with the locked screen of Windows Vista. Now what's up with this operating system, you ask? Well, my company laptop is throwing tantrums again. This insufferable hardware continues to run the CPU to the ground with successive processes, preventing me from doing any productive work. I ...
    Posted to Software (Forum) by icelava on February 6, 2007
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