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Intel X25-M 80GB (SSDSA2M080G2GC) - usage report
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I ordered mine on 12-Apr-2010, and it’s December now, so it’s ~6 months of light use, 135 days = 4.5 months of uptime and an average 6GB of writes per actual day, which translates in just a bit over 1TB of writes. The drive already has 1 bad sector, which was remapped about a month ago. Decided to test performance with AS SSD Benchmark, and here’s the screenshot with results.

Disable hibernation in Windows 7
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If you are like me, and wonder where all the space on C drive went, you might have also stumbled across hiberfil.sys file, which is usually taking a couple of gigs. This is especially important if you are running your system on precious SSD space.

Tortoise SVN - No overlay icons after upgrade
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Just updated my TortoiseSVN client at home from 1.6.9 to 1.6.11 and found that I can no longer use overlay icons, either in Explorer or in Total Commander (more used to the latter). It appeared as if Tortoise shell extension was not loaded. I tried a restart - same thing.

Cannot connect to server using Hyper-V manager
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You should be reading this article if you are seeing any of the two (or both) screens - Windows Security / Your credentials did not work. Your system administrator does not allow the use of default credentials to log on to the remote computer XXXXX because its identity is not fully verified. Please enter new credentials. AND/OR Remote Desktop Connection. Your system administrator does not allow you to connect to this remote computer. For assistance, contact your system administrator or technical support.

Exchange - STORE.EXE Eating Too Much Memory?
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Suppose you are small enough not to want multiple servers each doing exactly one role. If you consider Exchange with the above requirement, you probably have the same problem we used to have. Memory consumption! STORE.EXE takes almost all available memory, no matter how much you allocate to the server. This might not seem like a big problem... until you disable page file, to make sure you server runs on memory, and not on a hard drive.

VB.NET - Different Output in Designer VS Runtime
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Let's say you want your custom control display empty string in a certain field, if it has a default value. For example, if your Text field on a custom Label control is identical to its name, show Text field as blank. Would be nice if it worked both ways, i.e. leaving Text field blank would make it identical to the name (or following a certain pattern).

Intel X25-M SSD in HP Proliant DL380 G5
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Hardware - HP Proliant DL380 G5, two disks, one is Intel SSD and another one is HP SCSI 15K drive, each running as RAID0. Software - IOMeter, latest version. File system - default NTFS partitions were setup, with Intel being a system drive. It might sound like a bit of overhead (bringing incorrect measurements), but honestly, I don't think it would really matter on such speeds and IOps. Controller caching - 25% read/75% write.

Disable Root Certificates Update
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You might get an annoying event log error, if you server does not have a direct connection to the internet (no internet at all, or some ports are just blocked). That's because your computer is trying to get root certificates update from Microsoft. You use those for Internet Explorer browsing. But who cares about browsing on a server? This is how you can disable root certificates update, and get rid of false errors in the event log.

Disable Root Certificates Update
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There is also Primary DNS Suffix option under the same tree node, just in case you need it.

PowerShell - Strip Html Tags From a String
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With the above line, we are removing every shortest set of symbols within triangle brackets. The word shortest is very important here. Have a look at this wiki page for more information about greedy and lazy matching.