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Stagefright

Android phones may be exposed to an issue called Stagefright that allows attackers to take over a user’s computer (“phone”). I would like to give updates on actual phones being fixed in regards of this vulnerability, but I can’t. But, … Continue reading

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Shortfall (over Northern Europe)

Big news today from http://europe.nokia.com, as they present their long awaited new http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone http://europe.nokia.com/lumia phones. I’d like to not be accused of Cassandra complex, but what Nokia presents is falling quite short given all the expectations, their own concepts as the N8, N9, … Continue reading

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I have been WordPress-ed.

All good things come to an end. Obviously, Web 2.0 is being real-world-ed, enterprised and finance-managed into “Web 2.1 for Online Content Consumers”. Services with unclear business value are falling like trees in the snow storm, for instance Bloglines.  Now Microsoft’s Live Spaces is … Continue reading

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I can’t debug a Windows 7 dump under Vista. Or, can I?

Yes I can. (With the help of Volker von Einem and Doug Stewart.) This particular issue is caused by different versions of the .NET Framework for Windows 7 and Vista: 4927 on Windows 7, 4200 on Vista SP2: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dougste/archive/2007/09/06/version-history-of-the-clr-2-0.aspx   … Continue reading

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My stories of Windows Mobile’s death are greatly exaggerated

Now, after Mix 2010, the Windows Phone narrative continues with a new wave of developer tools for Windows Phone. Basically, it seems all links to its predecessors are virtually cut. With the developer tools apparently not allowing interop with the … Continue reading

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HTC Touch Pro ROM Update? Not worth the hassle.

HTC recently published ROM update 5.05.407.1 GER for the HTC Touch Pro. Some of the issues I wanted to have fixed were Overall slowness and lack of instant feedback Unrecoverable 3G/GPRS connection failures Intermittent speaker failure or static noise Memory … Continue reading

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Upgrading assemblies in the Global Assembly Cache is horror

First, there is this http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/905238 (http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2007/02/08/assemblies-may-be-missing-from-the-gac-or-winsxs-cache-after-an-msi-major-upgrade.aspx,http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2007/09/06/4798334.aspx). This makes it hard for people shipping shared assemblies using merge modules. Then, there are all those clients of the assembly referencing the old version. Publisher policy may or may not work. So, basically, we need … Continue reading

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