Hyper-V Saved State to Memory Dump conversion

I was wondering if something like this existed to help with a malware infestation I was looking at.

And yes! It does!

Via Doug:

Take a virtual machine that you want to do some kernel level spelunking on. Rather than going into the guest and generating a kernel dump by one of the usual methods, take the saved state of the virtual machines and use this new tool to make a memory dump.

Haven’t tried it out yet, but that’s my next step…

MicroUSB – a quick “yay!”

The Kindle 2 I bought recently used a new and strange USB cable – one I hadn’t seen before.

Then, the HTC HD2 I bought turned out to use exactly the same plug, which I now know is MicroUSB!

So now, I travel with one cable to charge the phone (nightly) and the Kindle (hardly ever).

Yay MicroUSB. Let the proliferation commence.

Mental Note

Acer 1820PT.

I remember looking with lust at the 1420P given to PDC attendees, and this looks pretty close to it.

Multitouch, thin, light, due March says the Eyo website. And in the ballpark of $1400.

Then again, I’m off to the US in March anyway… perhaps it’s better to leverage the 90 cent AUD-to-USD exchange rate and get one for, like, way less. Though the US hasn’t released it yet. Hmm. Decisions, decisions.

Weirdly, the US specs say it supports up to 8GB, but the AU specs say 4GB. Interesting. Not a deal breaker, yet. And that it’s actually likely to be available is a point in favour of picking it up locally.

I’d consider getting another Dell Latitude XT (well, an XT2), but the price seems to have gone up since last time.

Is it really so much to ask for a thin, light, multitouch-and-pen-enabled tablet with immortal battery life, scads of RAM, and workable graphics performance for games (i.e. not a GMA) for under $2000? Really? Really? (how about $2400?).

Pound’s Law

“The correct number of virtual machines is n+1, where n is the number you currently have set up.”