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Moving my blog to BlogEngine.net

I am moving away my blog from Community Server , as many others did (i.e. Andrej Tozon ) before me, to BlogEngine.net . The reason is that Community Server is meant for communities, not for single lightweight blogs – it is a complex beast and it
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Building an Intel Core i7 based computer - Storage

Disks fail more often than one can imagine. Because my data is the most important part of my computer my main objective is data safety so I’ll go for RAID 1 – disk mirroring that guarantees data integrity even if one of the two disks fails. Heck, I wouldn’t
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Building an Intel Core i7 based computer - Memory

Core i7 requires DDR3 memory. The more cheaper and slower DDR2 isn’t an option. But beware that not every DDR3 memory is good for Core i7 . Oh no, they have to have a lower voltage than usual, that’s max 1.65V (1.5V recommended). Lookout for
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Building an Intel Core i7 based computer – Power Supply Unit

If you think that power supply unit (PSU) seems like a non-important piece of the computer think again. It is the heart of the computer as it delivers the blood to the brains and other parts. The blood in this context is the electricity of course. The
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Building an Intel Core i7 based computer – The goal

Somehow I’ve missed two important things to mention in the introduction : what will I use computer for and the budget. The computer is, of course, meant to be a development workstation that will replace my current aged Core 2 Duo E6600 based one. I’ll
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Parallel computing in Visual Studio 2010/.net 4.0 slides

Just finished the presentation about Parallel computing in Visual Studio 2010/.net 4.0 at TŠC Nova Gorica (a part of Microsoft’s event for students). Audience was cool and almost everything went well, except for VS2010CTP crash at very beginning. Not
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Entity Framework leaves the door open to a SQL Injection attack?

I couldn’t believe it when I read Julie Lerman’s post about EF and SQL Injection . She discovered that Entity Framework doesn’t use parameterized queries always! I had to try it for myself on Northwind database: var query = from c in
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Building an Intel Core i7 based computer – CPU cooler

The most valuable aspects for my computer are performance and silence . The later means as less possible noise producing components and as silent moving parts as possible. The Core i7 920 comes usually in a boxed SKU which means that is comes with a stock
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Building an Intel Core i7 based computer – Introduction

I am starting to build a new computer for me and I’ll document the parts and decisions along the path. Parts required for a computer: CPU Motherboard Memory Hard disks Chassis Power supply unit (PSU) CPU cooler Graphic card Operating system Based
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Change the HAL of Windows OS

I am doing a presentation on Visual Studio 2010/.net 4 parallel programming enhancements in the near future. Microsoft released Visual Studio 2010 CTP and that’s fine. The problem was that the one and only release comes in the form of a VirtualPC
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Hollywood graphics FX

Did you ever watch a Hollywood movie/episode where police/detective/bad guy/alien manages to get a blurry low res photo of a vehicle? And then they enhance the picture to get a readable vehicle’s license plate? Like, for example the picture below: The
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Windows Live Writer doesn’t work well under Windows 7 beta x64

I’ve tried to run Windows Live Writer under Windows 7 beta today. It runs but it can’t upload pictures through FTP. There are two indications of the problem: when you configure FTP connection it will yield this warning The remote server could not be contacted
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VMWare Workstation's Easy Install

When you think that VMWare invented everything they push the innovations even further. These days I've finally accomplished Windows 7 beta download and since I don't have a spare computer right now I've though of installing it under Workstation 6.5. I
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Stop Israeli slaughter

When I started blogging I've decided not to bore the audience with political or other non-technical content. However, the situation in Gaza is well beyond political or rational - there is an Israeli state led slaughter over Palestinian, mostly civilian
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A developer diving into microcontroller world part 1

I always wanted to do play with microcontrollers but I lacked hardware knowledge. Actually the last time I wanted to play with them was at the very early stages of the internet (during my university time that is). So I let it go for the time being because
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