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Mehdi Returns!

On February 1, 2010 By

Well, as you have noticed, the new site is up and running. In my previous post, I was hoping to design my blog from scratch but I soon realized that I need to learn the nuts and bolts of Google Blogger soon or later. So I decided to understand the subtle nuances of […]

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Hi folks,
I’ve just read an article written in Farsi (the link is unfortunately broken) about an interesting bug in Microsoft’s Notepad. Here’s the story:

Open Notepad. Type AAAA BBB CCC DDDDD (or any other 4-3-3-5 alphanumeric combination). Save the document and close the notepad. Open the saved file.

Amazingly, the resulting text has […]

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Recently, I was installing/uninstalling too many programs on my machine that amazingly broke the Live Update feature of my Symantec Antivirus product. Here’s the error message I’ve received:

LU1805: LiveUpdate was unable to find any products to Update…

I just searched for the LU1805 on the net, and I found this article describing how […]

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Hi folks,
To open-up a given custom file extension (.wow for instance) using a given application (say wowViewer.exe) , you need to alter the registry entries (Please make sure that you’ve got a backup before editing the registry) as follows:

Add a new registry key under Set the default value of the above […]

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It’s so amazing that most of those developers out there have got no idea how to create a virtual path on their machines. If you are in the same bot, read on.

There are some circumstances that you need to access a given long path (e.g., “C:Program FilesMicrosoft SQL ServerMSSQL.1MSSQLData”) frequently and therefore you’ve to […]

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I just encountered an amazing stuff while reading the Ryan Russell and Stace Cunningham’s Hack proofing your network. On page 146, he gives an introduction to cryptography and how it was first used in Egypt 4000 years ago! Then he brings up the ROT13 subject and shows how the algorithm works, simply by rotating […]

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On the embargo list

On June 5, 2007 By

Recently, I was going to translate an amazing book of Mitch Tulloch (the author of Microsoft Encyclopedia of Networking) into Persian. He told me that the permission of the localization of the book belongs to the publisher, hence, the Microsoft Press. I contacted three other persons in MS Press and finally…

Since I reside […]

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The launch event!

On June 3, 2007 By

I finally launched my web log that is supposed to host my daily work issues from time to time. I’m a software architect that experienced many technologies along my career including but not limited to C, C++, ADO, XML, DHTML, JScript, ASP, COM, DCOM, T-SQL, MFC, ATL, STL, TAPI, ISAPI, Win32, C# and […]

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