Everything, Everything - April 2016

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Thursday 28th April, 2016 11:22
Wednesday 27th April, 2016 10:55
"Hotpatching originally shipped with Windows Server 2003 and was used" [by] "10 patches". https://t.co/9OhdEF83uy
Tuesday 26th April, 2016 15:33
Stumbled upon a hilariously poorly written 15 year old JavaScript function for checking whether a value's numeric. Technically works though.
Sunday 24th April, 2016 20:57
When did SSDs get so cheap? 2TB for under £500! Pro version is a bit more expensive though. https://t.co/STfb81dp6S
Sunday 24th April, 2016 14:44
Mertesacker lucky not to give away a penalty there, but why was he turning his back instead of blocking the shot with his body?
Friday 15th April, 2016 19:04
Spotted an annoying bug in Android N Preview 2. Bluetooth's a bit broken, affecting my Fitbit device. Thanks Google. https://t.co/M16990C4wU
Thursday 14th April, 2016 10:20
Interesting details about Google's rollout of bad routing information. Multiple small issues led to global outage. https://t.co/WxSDaKz8xq
Thursday 14th April, 2016 09:53
New Android N Preview 2 (NPC91K) looks pretty similar, but folders are definitely different. https://t.co/HU2DdxXH6P https://t.co/l25nZDzKc5
Tuesday 12th April, 2016 20:25
Finally published (and updated) my blog post on SMB. Might add some info around SMB signing and Kerberos tomorrow. https://t.co/PhJbdpnuUV
Tuesday 12th April, 2016 18:16
Badlock mitigations appear to be implement decade old best practice recommendations. Not even RCE, just MITM. Totally over-hyped.
Wednesday 6th April, 2016 12:32
Wow, OSVDB has gone, claiming that "The industry simply did not want to contribute and support such an effort": https://t.co/tb0tVBIJ1R
Monday 4th April, 2016 11:30
My already stupidly long commute is probably ten minutes longer no matter which route I choose from Paddington. Roll on August. #Bakerloo
UK MSDN Subscription Costs
Sunday 3rd April, 2016 15:07
Over the years I've had MSDN and TechNet subscriptions to support my testing and development. Some were via my employer, others I've paid out of my own pocket. I'm considering purchasing Visual Studio Professional with MSDN and the price for a new subscription is currently listed as $1199:

MSDN $1199

With the pound being strong against the dollar, that sounds like pretty good value:

1 Dollar Equals 0.7 Pounds

I know that sometimes we don't see the benefits, and the dollar price is often the UK price, but when the pound is that strong there's no way that the UK price could be any higher than the US price, right? When the equivalent price would be £839, a value above £1199 just sounds wrong. Even if you were to add something like 30% tax, it should still work out cheaper than £1199.

MSDN £1216

It costs more? More?!?!

All you're doing is taking my money off my credit card and making software available to download. It's an automated process. Your own data transfer pricing for Azure suggests that bandwidth costs are the same (Zone 1: US West, US East, US North Central, US South Central, US East 2, US Central, Europe West, Europe North).
Saturday 2nd April, 2016 16:49
But I'm used to writing Internet! https://t.co/FLlzNsmCmT
Friday 1st April, 2016 12:08
The trouble with wanting to discuss Badlock over Twitter is that my suspicions might be right. Internal email may have to do for now.
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