Random Thoughts and Hints on Software Development

Labor Day weekend in Seattle

"How do you call two rainy days in a row in Seattle?Weekend!" For reference, Labor Day is September...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 09/05/2009

Legends of Windows Home Server -- Checkin Garfield

It was a logn time ago, so, I guess, it's ok to tell this story at last... Well, everybody knows...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 06/27/2009

How to use tripod with the basic Amazon Flip camera

Some time ago I've got an Amazon Flip camera. I loved it, but one thing did not worked well: I've...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 06/15/2009

Working Paper #666

Recently, in one of the current economic crisis disccusions, I saw a link to a Working Paper #666...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 10/29/2008

Economy crisis 101

Pardon for another non-technical post, but I thought it may be interesting. A friend of mine, a...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 10/23/2008

A Case Against Code Reviews

I know, it sounds odd in the modern world where code reviews are almost like one of the Sacred...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 08/23/2008

The Long Tail by Chris Anderson

Long Tail, The, Revised and Updated Edition: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More by...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 08/07/2008

I almost got back to the weight I had when I came to United States....

Just a few days ago I tried, and I fit perfectly into the suite, in which I came into the United...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 08/05/2008

I am really thinking about reviving this blog...

...but not the way it was before. My Russian blog on Technet is flooded with readers, and I am...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 07/30/2008

Ciao, bambino, sorry! -- Leaving Windows Home Server

I just wanted to let readers of my blog know that I just left Windows Home Server team and won't be...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 02/22/2008

Honey, where are my keys???

No, really? Suppose, you’ve got a certificate from some certificate authority, installed it in the...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 12/11/2007

Let me introduce -- Sergey Solyanik, ex-dev manager of Widnows Home Server

Sergey was the dev manager of Windows Home Server and one of three people, for whom I decided to...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 11/10/2007

Home Network Troubleshooter -- Windows Home Server Toolkit V1

One of the problematic spots for Windows Home Server are the networks, where it is supposed to work....

Author: EldarM1 Date: 10/08/2007

Windows Home Server System Builder Edition is now available on NewEgg.com

Windows Home Server System Builder Edition is now available on NewEgg.com, and some companies...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 10/04/2007

More books on Windows Home Server...

A new book on WHS was published last month (September 13): Microsoft Windows Home Server Unleashed...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 10/03/2007

Terracode Book Server - Server on a bookshelf

Site TerraCode.com tells about a project to create a Windows Home Server based system that looks...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 09/26/2007

5 worst problems of home-grade routers

During our crusade for Home Server and Beta programs we faced a multitude of home network...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 07/30/2007

RTM Sign-off of Windows Home Server is published on Channel 10

You can view it here: http://www.on10.net/Blogs/larry/watch-windows-home-server-rtm/ As far as I...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 07/17/2007

Windows Home Server v.1.0 is Released to Manufacturing!

In fact, it was signed off by the end of last week, but the public announcement just went out today....

Author: EldarM1 Date: 07/16/2007

Windows Home Server client join troubleshoooting hints

This document is published here because there is no way to publish images on forum. It's written...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 04/29/2007

A lot of HRESULT codes...

Just found a huge list of HR codes... BTW, let me explain the type of information I publish here....

Author: EldarM1 Date: 04/03/2007

Ghosts and ghouls in your server: 0x80004015 -- NT Service out-of-body experience

Authors in the New Age genre like to quote so called out-of-body-experience like memories of people...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 03/14/2007

Attention, mines: LNK1104: cannot open file 'c:Program.obj'

Did you ever see the error message "LNK1104: cannot open file 'c:\Program.obj'"? No need to say that...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 02/15/2007

Nine years ago I failed on interview… and still proud of it.

This was before Microsoft. I decide to move from my current company and – among other thing – got a...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 11/30/2006

How to call C++ DLL from ASP.NET (C#) code?

The problem: normally, you use DLLImport and P/Invoke. However, it only works if DLL is loaded. For...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 09/22/2006

I am Annoyed with Spam …and I don’t get it, why is it still a problem.

I am Annoyed with Spam…and I don’t get it, why is it still a problem. If you follow my blogs, then...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 09/11/2006

Question in mail: Do you need assembly language?

From: sandusergiu1984@... Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 2:12 AMTo: Eldar MusayevSubject: (Random...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 08/24/2006

From the mail: how can I access database from C#

_______________________________________From: sandusergiu1984@....com...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 08/11/2006

What it takes to be a good software developer…

Last week I’ve got such a message from my blog: -----Original Message-----From:...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 07/20/2006

There and back again: riddle for floating-point numbers (almost no tricks)

Few days ago I saw that and thought, that it could be interesting. Nothing complex, special, mostly...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 07/14/2006

Developers productivity in US

In his blog, Philip Su - dev manager at MSN Search - gives intersting numbers on the productivity of...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 07/08/2006

Last week my manager tried to break my code...

He was in China, and with five our Shanghai developers worked on breaking my code for ~17 hours...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 06/26/2006

GUI design - what does this button do?

Recently, when going up in an elevator, I was puzzled by this picture. What do you think "Low Oil"...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 06/17/2006

Impersonation and authentication with ASP.Net

The task: make a web user authenticated (either with him directly providing user ID or password or...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 06/12/2006

0x800736B1: Calling C++ code from ASP.Net (from .aspx pages or .asmx webservices)

So, you have (or have to write) ASP.Net page or webservice, which should call native C++. Generally,...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 06/07/2006

Turning OFF AutoPlay

When you put a music CD in your computer, it starts to play. Is it cool? Probably, but not to...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 03/08/2006

Favorties.html

Long long ago, when IE was still in version 1.0, most people, including me, used Netscape, where...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 03/02/2006

COM proxy stub dll and why do you need it

Let’s start from the end, after all ordering of posts on a blog make it natural. Please, notice that...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 02/28/2006

...and few more COM HRESULT from class factories and cocreation...

REGDB_E_KEYMISSING 0x80040152 Could not find the key in the registry REGDB_E_INVALIDVALUE 0x80040153...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 02/24/2006

Common COM HRESULTs...

It's so annoying to look for HRESULT codes... I remember some, but not all. So, why not to list them...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 02/24/2006

Starting a new blog...

After the move to another group, my old blog devoted to BizTalk Server seems like a wrong place to...

Author: EldarM1 Date: 02/23/2006