Well I haven't really posted in a while but I have good reasons, sort of. March went by quickly as I had to finish up an MBA class and moved apartments across the city of Chicago. April I really don’t know what happened but I’ve been working on some very good internal stuff and then here we are. I also do have some very cool stuff in the works for public consumption but that will have to wait. However I do have some other good stuff for you until I get it all going.

 

Stuff

 

Ask PFE Platforms- http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/ This is a new team blog myself and a few other folks started. We post every Monday and sometimes more than that. As you can see I have a few posts I’ve written over there so I haven’t been completely worthless. If you aren’t already reading this you should it’s a great spot.

 

A collection of Slow Boot Slow Logon links

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/10130.root-causes-for-slow-boots-and-logons-sbsl.aspx

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/10128.tools-for-troubleshooting-slow-boots-and-slow-logons-sbsl.aspx

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/10123.troubleshooting-slow-operating-system-boot-times-and-slow-user-logons-sbsl.aspx

 

 

What I’ve Been Reading For Work

 

Windows Internals 6th ed Part 1- http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145305930.do I’m slowly but surely working my way through this. The more Xperf performance tracing I do the more I need to understand this. There should be some other xperf related posted on Ask Pfe Plat in the next month…ish.

 

Windows Sysinternals Admin Reference- http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145316974.do If you are not familiar with the Sysinternal tools, you should be. This is a great book.

 

What I Will Be Reading for Work

 

Windows NT File System Internals and Windows NT Device Driver Development- https://www.osronline.com/custom.cfm?name=index_fullframeset.cfm&pageURL=https://www.osronline.com/store/index.cfm Because I just cannot get enough of low level stuff. I just ordered these today.

 

Inside Windows Debugging- http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145335500.do This should be out next week sometime.

 

Programming Windows 6th ed- http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2012/04/21/mark-your-calendars-programming-windows-sixth-edition-is-coming.aspx This one actually is $10 if you get it before June 1st. How can you not pick this up?

 

 

What I’m Reading for Fun

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0743270754/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d2_g14_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0K2RHAPJ6GZY5CGHEQ3Q&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

I just finished reading this long long book. It’s extremely interesting and extremely long. Get yourself an edition that you don’t have to lug around.

 

Ready Player One- http://www.amazon.com/Ready-Player-One-A-Novel/dp/0307887448/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336871267&sr=1-1

Set in the future but about today and the 80s current geek culture. I’m in.

 

DC The New 52- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_52 I’ve been really reading stuff in Comixology http://www.comixology.com/ since DC restarted all their series at issue #1. Warning its dangerously easy to just keep clicking buy on the next comic. I guess there are worst habits to have.

 

That’s all for now.

 

Mark “Why Aren’t There More Gambit Comics?” Morowczynski