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Saif Khan { I am Saif } "Knowledge is power, information is free, share it!" February 2009 Entries
What I read last weekend - Professional Refactoring in Visual Basic
This book applies to VB.NET developers, although some of it can be applied to C#. It was an average read. I'd recommend this to developers now getting into refactoring. Introduction. Part I: Introduction to Refactoring. Chapter 1: Refactoring: What’s All the Fuss About? Chapter 2: A First Taste of Refactoring. Chapter 3: Assembling a Refactoring Toolkit. Chapter 4: Rent-a-Wheels Application Prototype. Part II: Preliminary VB Refactorings. Chapter 5: Chameleon Language: From Weak Static Typing to ......

Posted On Monday, February 16, 2009 6:44 PM

Space Debris - NASA'S IT should go black and not green!...just yet.
After I saw this photo I don't think we should be worried about asteriods or meteors just yet. Seriously, we should be worried about our junk hitting us....NASA WHAT'S UP?....junk? you say?


Posted On Monday, February 16, 2009 6:23 PM

GFIScanM.exe using 100% CPU - My Mail Server went South on me!
Last week was a pretty hectic week. Started off well, then I got a call around 9:15 PM on Monday evening from a colleague saying that he noticed some mails still in his outbox. After relaxing for a few minutes (dude...I'd just got home) I connected to the server. I noticed everthing was extremely sloooooow. Every window I opened up took forever to launch. So I decided to check the "Task Manager" processes. I noticed the GFIScanM.exe was racing away at 100% CPU cycle. I then tried to check the mail ......

Posted On Sunday, February 15, 2009 7:50 PM

What I read - Information Week - Identity Theft
I finally got to cleaning up some my my piles of Information Week magazines. I actually kept a few good ones with some very interesting atricles as well as some funny one. I enjoy reading some of John Soat's articles like the one in issue "March 12, 2007" - "Thoughts On Dealing With Identity Theft", although it sounds funny, I agree with his points Drop the Social Security number. It wasn't intended as a personal identifier; Congress made that clear in 1936 when the system began. Now, everybody knows ......

Posted On Sunday, February 15, 2009 6:57 PM

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