Posts Tagged ‘microsoft’
For the last couple of months my copy of Microsoft Office 2003 had become corrupted, naturally the OEM vendor’s solution was to use the disk provided and just overwrite the whole installation. This machine is my primary machine and although I don’t use Office very often, preferring Google Docs, I do use it.
I just read What Microsoft wants from Yahoo! and came to the discovery that due to anti-trust issues “Microsoft’s bid for Yahoo[!] had no realistic chance of being successful.”
Usman Latif researched public records going back to 2003 to discover what Microsoft really wants from Yahoo!, search patents and making Google’s life difficult.
I’m not sure I ever mentioned this in other blogs, but there is some fun stuff you can do with the program RUNDLL32.EXE, you can find it in other places too. It’s a tool for making function calls from windows libraries. You can basically call any command fitting the requirement:
RUNDLL32.EXE <dllname>,<entrypoint> <optional arguments>
Obviously it is sometimes used incorrectly.
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My second story is about my grandmother, Estelle (I am 42 years old and not too proud to tell you that I call her Nanny). Nanny got her first PC in 1992 soon after I came to Microsoft. In 1995 she got her second PC — I was excited about Windows 95 and so was she. In late 2001, I sent a mail to all of my family members telling them that I would only help them with their PC if they were running Windows XP, so my grandmother ran out and bought an XP machine.
So Mike Nash calls his grandmother Nanny, I’m 30 and call mine Nana, I’d get a smack if I called her
violent Violet, he also forces her to buy a new computer so she can run Windows XP… That’s one way to earn money… (Nevermind I’m just being sarcastic…)
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