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Joshua Ross JoshRoss Drinking Ovaltine since 2004
  • What do you want to know?

    I really enjoy the Going Deep series. I'm not sure how the schedule is arranged, but it would be nice if some of the shows had an up-comming show schedule.


    I would also like more interactiveness in the site, contests are one way of bring that into fruition. And, by contest, I don't mean if you can name that code-name you get a book. Although its hard to complain about getting swag, I'd prefer to solve problems like the last April fools post.



  • Code you write, are you proud?

    I believe in continuous improvement. For me, part of that involves reviewing old code; looking for new bugs or more elegant ways of solving a problem. When I have code that repeatedly fails to bear bugs or is unable to be rewritten in a desirable way, I feel a little pride.



  • A general computer question...

    davewill said:

    Wouldn't that request be similar to asking any other group of hardware vendors the same?  What if every video card maker had to do that?  What would it do to the innovation of the vendors?

    I don't see the difference in asking video card vendors to supply DirectX compatable drivers and asking printer vendors to supplier PPDs for their printers.



  • What do you use Powershell for?

    Take a look a the Technet session.  After you get the "...cannot be loaded because the execution of scripts is disabled on this system." message, run get-help about_signing. Read through it.  You might have to quit and restart powershell, running as admin, to run set-executionpolicy remotesigned.

  • A final thought on Bing

    This whole thread violates the CoC of this site. Specifically the golden rule and the be nice clause.

  • How do you manage "many" files? ( harddrive structure discussion )

    Sven Groot said:
    turrican said:

    I don't know what the exact number is. I'd try to keep it under a 1000 personally if only for my own sanity in trying to find stuff, and because Explorer will probably start suffering before NTFS itself does.


    I do know that disabling generation of short 8.3 filenames can improve performance if you have a lot of files in a single directory: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/121007

    If you had three million files, and you wanted to keep them in directories containing less than 1000 files, you could arrange them by file hash.  Create a directory called Hash or something like this, and create hex named directories from 00-ff, and for each of those create the same set.  Hash the files and move them into the directories by the first two byes of the hash. Or is this silly?



  • Do strimmers hold more promise than they deliver?

    I use my to get the weeds out of the cracks in the pavement. Shears wouldn't do such a great job with that. Part of the problem is the amount of focus required to use the thing.  If you are not paying attention, you could really hurt yourself.


    Before I go too far, are we talking about the same thing?

  • Goatse Security

    Bass said:

    Please, don't ever make a comparison between something and Goatse.

    Like Goatse and the Guatemalan Sinkhole of 2010? I wasn't meme dropping, that is the name of the hax0r gang.



  • Goatse Security

    It looks like these guys found something in AT&Ts rectum. As it turns out, there was an AT&T website that had an AJAX vulnerability, exposing the names, emails and ICC IDs of all the iPad 3G owners.

  • What do you use Powershell for?

    I wanted to use it to wrap some file operations with a file-system transaction.  But that isn't supported yet. Every once in a while I use it to test my patience. Is that a good answer?