Windows 7 Wake From Sleep issue and workaround

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Play­ing with Win­dows 7 the last few weeks, I've found that my lap­top refused to wake from sleep. The dis­play alter­nat­ed between not even pow­er­ing back on and pow­er­ing on but remain­ing black with a non-respon­­sive mouse cur­sor. The only way to recov­er was to hard-pow­er Lap­py off and back on. This seems espe­cial­ly prevalent […]

Trying out ANTS Profiler 4

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I got an email that ANTS Pro­file 4 was released, so I down­loaded my upgrade and poked around with it this week­end. I haven't giv­en a good look at the new fea­tures list, but the per­for­mance improve­ments are very appar­ent when pro­fil­ing. There is still some degra­da­tion of your app per­for­mance when pro­fil­ing, but nothing […]

Google Chrome

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Like every oth­er nerd out there, I tried out Google Chrome last night. The first issue I got blud­geoned with is how many ads are on the inter­net. Not hav­ing Adblock Plus in Chrome (or some com­pa­ra­ble ad block­ing plug-in) means brows­ing the web SUCKS. The sec­ond issue is how Chrome sucks at pass­word man­age­ment. It imported […]

Hyper-V and widescreen

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The mul­ti­me­dia per­for­mance issues in my pre­vi­ous post about Hyper-V per­for­mance turned out to be a dis­play dri­ver issue. With my deal-break­ing "must be able to watch Burn Notice" require­ment now met, I poked around with Hyper-V some more last night. The Hyper-V Man­ag­er inter­face is rather sexy, absolute­ly a win­ner com­pared to VMware Server's […]

Hyper-V is definitely NOT for workstations

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EDIT: The mul­ti­me­dia per­for­mance prob­lems described below turned out to be a dis­play dri­ver issue with nvidia hav­ing some kind of con­flict with Hyper-V. Down­grad­ing to Win­dows XP dri­vers cured this for me. Also, the very min­i­mal per­for­mance test­ing I did pre­vi­ous­ly (start-up time of a Win­dows XP VM in Hyper-V) was a bit apples-to-oranges as […]


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Been crank­ing on a new project. A cowork­er asked if I had Shared­View when we were doing some knowl­edge trans­fer. I'd nev­er heard of it but down­loaded it and final­ly got a chance to try it out last night and it is AWESOME. If you reg­u­lar­ly get calls from rel­a­tives that start off "I'm on […]