Mac OS X vs Windows kernel development

I always thought that Mac OS is something poorly documented and developing kernel modules under “Mac” will be hard & complex. Until I actually tried it. It turns out, many things under Mac are actually more simple than under Windows. Just to give you some thoughts: On Mac OS X: 1. If you are going …

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New search engine: DuckDuckGo

I guess everyone have noticed lately that Google is collecting more and more information when you are doing your searches. They track your place of living, they show you custom ads, they keep your search history, your mails, etc, etc, etc. What I never liked about Google is that by default it is unsecure. The …

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Donating CPU to science

(… and counting …) Long time ago I was searching in internet for any “mass projects” to participate in and make something useful for the society. And I’ve found BOINC project: a generic platform for scientific computations. Among several projects I was attracted by MilkyWay – an internet-based public distributed computing project attempting to generate …

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World crisis is beating us all :)

My hosting plan for www.shcherbyna.com is almost over, and I decided not to continue it in my current place. Instead I am going to move everything to a free for MVPs hosting powered by http://orcsweb.com. Which means I will follow painful migration procedure and I can lost users, comments and pingbacks. Well, this is bad, …

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explorer.exe is in danger :)

Kaspersky (http://www.kaspersky.com/) recently released a signature update that treats explore.exe as a virus. This false signature may affect those people who set the option ‘delete virus’ ON – it let’s anvtivirus delete the suspicious binary from file system. I guess, it may cause unpredictable results, even if WFP (Windows File Protection) will try to recover …

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double standards

For those who were born in ex Soviet Union countries there is one small (among many big others), but really interesting problem: different Slavonic->Latinics interpretations of names. For example, the name Vladimir can be treated into Ukranian variants: Volodymyr, Volodimir, Volodymir, … Recently this problem touched me, because my original name (Володимир Щербина) should be …

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Seems like “malware” may have a chance to exist under Windows Vista

Microsoft to give Vista kernel access to security firms – an interesting article that explains why Microsoft is going to publish new API to allow 3rd party security software to access the Vista kernel. This is a really amazing news, because once these gates will be opened to 3rd party security software they can be …

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First (rather philosophical) post …

Hello there. My name is Volodymyr Shcherbyna. I am a software developer living in Ukraine in a nice city named Kiev. I am kind of person from a “new generation” – those who started their programming expirience with high level languages. My first language was “BASIC” and my first computer was “Korvet” – it’s an …

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