March 2013

Two funny things I have discovered today. First is an easter-egg in a trace route, from people at BeagleNetworks.net that have inserted the plot of Star Wars Episode IV in their internal routes. Just traceroot 216.81.59.173 to see what happens. Here is the listing:

The second is a funny error message when an error…

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I was writing recently about an MFC bug in CDatabase class in Visual Studio 2012. In the meanwhile I have stumbled upon an even greater bug (check this report on Connect for the details): when the OpenEx function fails (wrong credentials, service not reachable, machine is shot down etc.) it corrupts memory. What happen next…

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