The content of this blog is my personal opinion only. Although I am an employee - currently of Nvidia, in the past of other companies such as Iagination Technologies, MIPS, Intellectual Ventures, Intel, AMD, Motorola, and Gould - I reveal this only so that the reader may account for any possible bias I may have towards my employer's products. The statements I make here in no way represent my employer's position, nor am I authorized to speak on behalf of my employer. In fact, this posting may not even represent my personal opinion, since occasionally I play devil's advocate.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

ProcessExplorer - yay

Thanks to Tom Walsh for pointing me to Microsoft's ProcessExplorer, and other sysinternals.

One heck of a lot more useful than task manager.

I continue to waste time tryng to diagnose performance issues that would be better fixed (a) by more DRAM, and (b) a PC upgrade.

E.g. 4 hours wasted today, due to a runaway IT process (BigFix.exe)

I wish I could say "Well, if that's how my employer wants me to spend my time...", but

a) it's my career time that is being wasted. It often seems to me that my employer doesn't give a damn about me wasting my time.

b) even if my employer did, the orgchart doesn't bill IT for time wasted by an engineer like me.

I think more and more about lightweight webpads, as opposed to using IT (not really) managed PCs.

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