Focus on UX

August 30, 2010 at 12:35 AMalex

An interesting trend in modern computing and UX is that users want to focus on a particular task and employ all the resources on their computing device on that task. In this regard, the power of GPU computing couldn't be underestimated with the availability of Tesla and CUDA programming suplimentary infrastructure. Another interesting prototype from Microsoft supported by a patent called Copenhagen sets up the focus on the user activity.

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Xml normalization utility

August 26, 2010 at 1:09 PMalex

Periodically, I need to parse a string, which represents an xml file into formatted file with intendation. Here is a simple .Net code which does this and can be compiled into a console application:


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Running Oracle 32-bit and 64-bit on the same 64-bit machine

August 10, 2010 at 2:48 PMalex

Here is the complete info: The gist of it is that you create a symbolik link under %WINDIR%\System32 and %WINDIR%\SysWOW64 to point to either 32 or 64-bit oracle client depending on the bitness of a client app.

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Performance optimization of software system.

August 5, 2010 at 8:51 AMalex

I'm opening a new series of posts related to performance optimization of software systems, which is my primary area lately. First, and most useful suggestion when it comes to setting up the environment, pay attention to the exact spec of the testing system, namely, CPU, disk, memory, software installed and running etc.

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Hello from iPhone

August 4, 2010 at 8:28 AMalex

This is the first post from iPhone, so that I should confess that this sleek device attracted my attention and it's really about users and all the features are well-polished and well-organized. For example, it really saves time to listen to a podcast with 2x speed when one wants to cram more into shorted period of time. Although, my current blog engine doesn't play well when it comes to posting, so, I'll continue to look at consolidated blog/photo content management system. If you know one that is open and is based on .Net, drop me a line.

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