Vista 64-bit Installation (part 3)

I took 2GB RAM out of the machine (to take it to 2GB), then finished the installation, ran Windows Update, and added the RAM back in.  All seems well.  That was a LOT easier than slipstreaming my own Vista installation! Here are the details for my Vista score: Processor =... [Read More]
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Vista 64-bit Installation (part 2)

I got the blue screen again.  This time I had enough time to see the error message: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. I found the following knowledge base article: Error message when you try to install Windows Vista on a computer that uses more than 3 GB of RAM. This article states: To apply... [Read More]
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New Workstation - Vista Business 64-bit Installation

I got a new workstation at the office yesterday.  Shiny new Dell Optiplex 740 with an AMD x64 processor.  I decided to make the leap and install Windows Vista Business 64-bit. So I assembled the computer this morning and fired off the installation.  I'm not off to a great start... [Read More]
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Cannot Debug Unit Tests in VS 2008

I downloaded and installed VS 2008 Professional.  The first thing I wanted to play with was the Extension Methods stuff.  Like a good little boy, I stubbed out a method and then created a unit test. The unit test failed, as expected.  Then I put the actual code into the... [Read More]

I love my Trackball

Earlier this year, I started experiencing some hand and finger problems including pain and numbness.  I was noticing it most near the end of a long day, and while using my mouse. For a long time, I had been using (and loving) the Microsoft Wireless Optical Mouse 5000. I can't... [Read More]