Seeing Things

Geek4 Comments

What the heck is that? Its Windows’s Solitaire and Photo Booth sharing the same desktop! Wait that’s the Vista sidebar and the OS X dock??? I was messing around with the new build of Parallels this weekend and they have this Coherence feature. Instead of running Windows full screen on your Mac, or running Windows in a window, you can … Read More


Geek1 Comment

For the first time in a long time, I am still using the older version of Windows on a day where the new version launches. What’s the deal? I feel like I need a new computer to run this thing. That is not in the family budget right now. So all the hardware requirements have scared me off. I don’t … Read More

WSAENOBUFS (10055) Conquered

Work2 Comments

Last week I was talking about a nasty bug that took a while to solve. While that one was in progress, I had another one going on simulateously that was equally challenging. We were doing some relatively simple load tests and our app would break. The result was lots of socket errors, usually 10055. There are various articles on this … Read More

Remote Bugs

Work1 Comment

As part of my job, I get to work with customers — when stuff isn’t going right. For MeetingPlace, I am the last line of defense. You can escalate no further. So usually when the case gets to me, its not good. Today, we had a classic case. Over the years, we have had trouble when our application runs on … Read More