It’s one of those weeks where things got very busy. Or as @isseykun puts it, work load went from more to MOAR. I didn’t get a chance to find many resources on the net but its not about the quantity, it’s the quality. Right!?
Watch 15 Awesome MS-DOS Viruses In Action – from Wired
Back in 2004, a computer worm called Sasser swept across the web, infecting an estimated quarter million PCs. One of them belonged to Daniel White, then 16 years old. In the course of figuring out how to purge the worm from his system, the teenager came across the website of anti-virus company F-Secure, which hosted a vast field guide of malware dating back to the 1980s, complete with explanations, technical write-ups, and even screenshots for scores of antiquated viruses. He found it intoxicating. “I just read all I could,” he says, “and when I’d read all of that I found more sources to read.” He’d caught the computer virus bug.
Viruses were cooler back in the day?
VMware 5.5 Release Notes – from VMware
I haven’t caught up with the latest trends. Almost missed this one. Will test it out on a new server next week.
Essential Skills For Becoming a Programmer – from Prateek Dayal
As much as programming is about writing code, it’s a lot more about using other people’s code. And most of the code that you’ll be using is going to be open source. Open source is a very ‘as-is’ and ‘fix-your-own-problems’ kinda community. If you download someone’s code and it doesn’t work, only you can help it (others might help you but please don’t expect them to).
Great advice for programmers and those who don’t program. We’ll all need to know how to program in the future 😉
PsExec v2.0 – from TechNet
PsExec, a popular utility for executing processes on remote systems, introduces a new option, -r, that specifies the name PsExec assigns to its remote service. This can improve performance when multiple users are interacting concurrently with a system, since each will have a dedicated PsExec service.
Updates to our favorite MS tools.