I always thought that Mac OS is something poorly documented and developing kernel modules under “Mac” will be hard & complex. Until I actually tried it. It turns out, many things under Mac are actually more simple than under Windows. Just to give you some thoughts: On Mac OS X: 1. If you are going [...]
I guess everyone have noticed lately that Google is collecting more and more information when you are doing your searches. They track your place of living, they show you custom ads, they keep your search history, your mails, etc, etc, etc. What I never liked about Google is that by default it is unsecure. The [...]
I’ve decided to stop translating blog into Ukrainian. It takes too much time and I am not completely sure it is actually useful for anyone. You can, however, post questions in any of the four languages (Ukrainian, Russian, English or French) – I will be glad to reply in your native language.
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(… and counting …) Long time ago I was searching in internet for any “mass projects” to participate in and make something useful for the society. And I’ve found BOINC project: a generic platform for scientific computations. Among several projects I was attracted by MilkyWay – an internet-based public distributed computing project attempting to generate [...]
My hosting plan for www.shcherbyna.com is almost over, and I decided not to continue it in my current place. Instead I am going to move everything to a free for MVPs hosting powered by http://orcsweb.com. Which means I will follow painful migration procedure and I can lost users, comments and pingbacks. Well, this is bad, [...]
I see this bug for a quite a long time, starting from VS2005. To illustrate the problem: 1. Go to project properties, open some tab 2. Do not close the property dialog windows simply change the focus by clicking in code editor Once you click in code editor, you property window is gone, and you [...]
Today I received a really great news: I am MVP for a 3rd time! This is my third “first of July” which brings me exciting news. This time I receive award in DDK profile, which is something different from what I had before. My first nomination was SDK area (2005 – 2006), second was also [...]
Kaspersky (http://www.kaspersky.com/) recently released a signature update that treats explore.exe as a virus. This false signature may affect those people who set the option ‘delete virus’ ON – it let’s anvtivirus delete the suspicious binary from file system. I guess, it may cause unpredictable results, even if WFP (Windows File Protection) will try to recover [...]
For those who were born in ex Soviet Union countries there is one small (among many big others), but really interesting problem: different Slavonic->Latinics interpretations of names. For example, the name Vladimir can be treated into Ukranian variants: Volodymyr, Volodimir, Volodymir, … Recently this problem touched me, because my original name (Володимир Щербина) should be [...]
The year is almost over. A lot of things were done. Generally, the end of the year allows you to sum up what happened during these 365 days. What was right and what was wrong … For me, 2006 year was the year of breach. I did almost all things I planned to do. And [...]
I do. And the best tool for me to code in asm is RadASM. This is the great IDE which is able to work with following the compilers: – masm – tasm – nasm – fasm – goasm I wonder, why MS did not wrote any simular IDE for assembler programming. BTW, IIRC this IDE [...]
Microsoft to give Vista kernel access to security firms – an interesting article that explains why Microsoft is going to publish new API to allow 3rd party security software to access the Vista kernel. This is a really amazing news, because once these gates will be opened to 3rd party security software they can be [...]
There is no www.sysinternals.com already. If you try to navigate to Mark’s web site you will find that it redirects to http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/default.mspx. Since Microsoft acquired Sysinternals in July, 2006 it already changed the project a bit …
Here is an interesting blog I read from time to time: http://blog.not-a-kernel-guy.com/. Unfortunately the blog is written in russian, so those of you who does not know it need to use translation tools. The blogger name is Alexey Pakhunov and he works as a developer in Windows Kernel Team.
Now ukraninans may (theoretically) work on Microsoft. The link tells that MS is gonna to hire people from Ukraine to SQL Server Product Group.
Here there. My name is Volodymyr Shcherbyna. I am a software developer living in Ukraine in a nice city named Kiev. I am kind of person from a “new generation” – those who started their programming expirience with high level languages. My first language was “BASIC” and my first computer was “Korvet” – it’s an [...]