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Git Over It

Git is a tool used extensively for open source projects.  It is a way of distributing source control instead of the typical central repository.  History has it that Linus Torvalds himself developed the original tool. Every Git working directory is

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Blocks Versus Files

This topic presents an interesting problem.  A disk is made up of sectors which are arranged as clusters by the file system.  Both NTFS and FAT use a cluster model to clump together sectors into bigger chunks.  The cluster model

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Windows Disk Management

It can be frustrating when the right information is not available.  In Windows there are tools designed to help determining disk configuration but for whatever reason, they are fairly hidden.  Perhaps this is intentional to protect the system from the

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QVT – Query Intel VT Feature Program

Things are rolling along today.  After determining that the Intel program was a bit heavy for just figuring out whether or not Intel VT is there, it was discovered that the CPUID instruction could be used.  Intel has documentation about

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Intel Processor Identification Utility

There is a common problem where it is difficult to determine what your CPU can really do.  Given the widespread addition of features in the last few years, it is often a mystery what your system can really accomplish.  One

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Determining Volume Cluster Size

On Monday there was a need to determine the cluster size of a NTFS volume.  Searching the web led to the discovery of a few different techniques but nothing that could be absorbed easily into a program.  One technique called

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