Using Cygwin as your main shell; the basics

Setting up Cygwin so that the permissions play nice with other windows programs

I use Cygwin all the time, if it wasn’t for Microsoft Outlook I would have probably given up the Windows platform a long time ago. That there isn’t a PIM out there that is as good as Outlook is a really damning statement in some ways, Outlook isn’t that good if you don’t have an Exchange environment. No, Google mail + calendar is NOT THAT GOOD.

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Adventures in Hyper-V

Connecting to a remote hyper-v server without a domain

I’ve always been a fan of virtualising my development environment; nothing quite like carrying around a 220Gb disk image of Windows 2003 + SAP R/3 and writing a new SAP connector when you’re on the road. Recently though, I’ve been getting less than stellar performance from vmplayer / vmserver; so I wanted to switch to a Type 1 hypervisor…

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Gathering metrics on performance

Setting up the adapter with Perf4J

What’s the most important thing when performance tuning the adapter; it’s information, having a gut feeling about where the adapter is slow is all well and good, but you’ll need to prove it. After all premature optimization is the root of all evil.

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