Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mcshield delaying system boot up time

Of late I am observing that my laptop takes long time to boot up. I am hunting in event log to to find probable reason.

One thing that I observed today is about vmware disk images. Because these are huge file Mcshield takes long time to scan those file for virus.


Actually I got these files in D drive. But still upon boot up these these files are being scanned causing delay in boot up time

“A thread in process C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.exe took longer than 90000 ms to complete a request.

Build VSCORE. / 5300.2777
Object being scanned = \Device\HarddiskVolume2\xxxxx-x86.tar.bz2”


Any ideas on how to overcome this issue.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Google maps mobile update

Updated to new google maps for windows mobile.

Though street view is not so much facinating for Indian users, there are couple of things that are interesting.

1) Now application can be installed on storage card. Thus even application data can be stored on Storage card. No more limitation of phone memory.

2) My location can be triggered from map itself. No need to go to Menu.

I am more happy for first point.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Why Should You Care about REST?

MSDN Magazine January 2009 edition published first article in Service Station column about building WCF services using REST.

Article is titled An Introduction To RESTful Services With WCF by Jon Flanders.

In this article Jon mentioned about “Why Should You Care about REST?” as

“In my mind, there are two main reasons. First, REST offers some significant features and benefits over RPC technologies in many cases. Second, Microsoft is moving many of its own implementations away from RPC technologies (such as SOAP) and toward REST. This means that even if you aren't convinced or motivated to use REST to build your own systems, as more frameworks and technologies from Microsoft (and others) move to REST, you'll need to know how to interact with them.”

With that it is quite obvious that Microsoft/WCF is moving towards REST in year 2009.

In this post I would like to collect some of the good links to start on REST.

  1. HTTP - Hypertext Transfer Protocol – To get overview of HTTP
  2. Dissertation of Roy Thomas Fielding – To understand REST architecture
  3. A Guide to Designing and Building RESTful Web Services with WCF 3.5
  4. Fiddler – Tool to capture http traffic

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Updated to Windows Live Writer 2009

Updated to live writer 14 which is part new live update pack.

Notable changes

1) Preview

2) Segeo font