March 2007 - Posts
Ok, this is a serious WTF. First, i don't know Kathy. I have never met her. I don't even know of her. I read earlier this week that she has been getting death threats about attending a conference. The only thing I can say is WTF are these crazy people doing threatening someone. To me, it shows that there are people out there that don't understand basic concepts like respect for others and their opinions. I support Kathy in this. This behavior must be stopped.
A couple of thoughts on this:
- The community should help out and find these people.
- Speech on the Internet is not somehow protected. Threatening someone online is no different than threatening them in real life. Why people think that the internet is somehow different than real life, I will have no idea.
This is not the first time this has happened, but it is the first time that it has reached such a large scale with a mass knowledge about this. In the late 1990s, I know that this occurred. In one situation, a friend of mine (Mike, yes thats his real name), who can be a little bit rough himself, was threatened by another person in a development newsgroup. Finally, Mike posted his personal address and phone number and invited him to settle the issue. I don't think anything else was heard on the issue.
If you are running with Windows 2003 x64 and have recently installed SP2, you might be in for a mystery problem. For Windows XP clients, everything is normal. For Windows Vista clients, performance connecting to the servers is horrible. If you run into that, check out this news group post: http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windows.server.general/browse_thread/thread/fd6450f68aa66be8/85e2561543d0b3e3?lnk=st&q=windows+2003+sp2+slow&rnum=1&hl=en#85e2561543d0b3e3
I'll be checking this tomorrow at the office. Our performance has been horrible since installing the service pack.
Update: I have been working on the two changes listed as solutions and they both seem to have solved the problem.
- With the Windows Vista client, I logged in as admin, set the following values, and rebooted the system.
netsh interface tcp set global rss=disabled
netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
- With the Windows 2003 R2 SP2 server, I turned on the firewall and then turned it off.
Performance now seems to be improved. If things change, I'll let you know.
Do you laugh at common things in development? Do you like the Budweiser "Real Men of Genius" commercials? If so, check out the marriage of the two. This is another creation of David Silverlight.
Steve Smith has a blog post going about his ASP.NET vNext wish list. Let's all head over and join the discussion.
By now, I am sure that people are starting to hear that FoxPro is headed out to pasture after Version 9.0.
Interesting thought. Wasn't zorro, Spanish for Fox, the code name of LINQ?
Article on News.com:http://news.com.com/Study+says+computers+give+big+boosts+to+productivity/2100-1022_3-6166689.html?tag=nefd.top
Money spent on computing technology delivers gains in worker
productivity that are three to five times those of other investments,
according to a study being published Tuesday.
I just got an email from Steve Smith about this.
Here is some info from the Microsoft Download Site:
During the development of Windows Vista, several key investments were made to vastly improve overall quality, security, and reliability from previous versions of Windows. While we have made tremendous investments in Windows Vista to ensure backwards compatibility, some of the system enhancements, such as User Account Control, changes to the networking stack, and the new graphics model, make Windows Vista behave differently from previous versions of Windows. These investments impact Visual Studio 2005. The Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista addresses areas of Visual Studio impacted by Vista enhancements.
Many of the Windows Vista enhancements are documented at the Windows Vista Development Center.
This download installs the Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista for the following Visual Studio SKUs:
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office
- Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition
- Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition
- Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Express Edition
- Microsoft Visual J# 2005 Express Edition (English Only)
- Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Premier Partner Edition
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Test Load Agent
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Test Load Controller
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Code Profiler
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Explorer
If you were a good developer, you downloaded and installed SP2 the moment that it became available because all developers are good about having the latest and greatest. Well, looks like some of us need to download this patch..............