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Monthly Archives: February 2013

Explaining the Hyper-V Virtual Switch

I’ve been lurking in a few Hyper-V forums over the past few weeks, and I’ve noticed that people really have a hard time understanding the Hyper-V virtual switch. Even worse, a lot of the “experts” valiantly trying to help them out don’t seem to really get it either. A lot of them do get it, but have a hard time trying to explain it. So, I put together a two-part series where I try my hand at explaining the basics of this technology. You can find it on the Altaro site.

How Android 4.2 and Firefox 19 Made Me Miss Microsoft

During the last couple of presidential cycles, the opposing candidate did a better job of getting me to vote against him than his rival did. The latest versions of Android on my phone and Firefox on my desktop are doing the same thing. Here I am, with papers to write for University, a major project to produce work for, and I need to get it all done in time to get some decent sleep because I need to be well-rested for my day job. But my normal tools of choice are holding me back. The bad thing is that they’re the ones that were supposed to save us from the bloated, unstable, user-unfriendly competition. The saviors have become the monsters.

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