Ice Worms

Ice worms fascinate me.  They are, as you guessed, worms that live in ice.  They burrow through ice, and, if warmed up, dissolve into a goo.   They are up to an inch long and inhabit glaciers and snowfields in the coastal ranges of Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon.  There isn’t much known about them, …

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Rename "My Computer" on your Windows desktop to your computer name

To use this, just copy it to you computer, and rename it something.vbs. (Thanks to Darin for pointing that out.) Const MY_COMPUTER = &H11& Set objNetwork = CreateObject("Wscript.Network") objComputerName = objNetwork.ComputerName Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application") Set objFolder = objShell.Namespace(MY_COMPUTER) Set objFolderItem = objFolder.Self objFolderItem.Name = objComputerNameConst MY_COMPUTER = &H11& Set objNetwork = CreateObject("Wscript.Network") objComputerName = …

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Excessive memory usage in services.exe in windows 2003

I had an SE contact me about services.exe using excessive memory on some of his boxes (~130MB.) As he was worried about this (and he had a ticket), so was I. I started with the semi-handy Process Explorer from Microsoft. I’ve been spoiled by the nifty things you can do with UNIX (lsof for instance), …

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