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Windows Terminal Services API

I stumbled across cassia .NET library for Windows Terminal Services. It works with C# and VB.NET, with it you can :

  • Enumerating terminal sessions and reporting session information including connection state, user name, client name, client display details, client-reported IP address, and client build number (WTSEnumerateSessions, WTSQuerySessionInformation, and friends)
  • Logging off a session (WTSLogoffSession)
  • Disconnecting a session (WTSDisconnectSession)
  • Displaying a message box in a session and getting a response from the user (WTSSendMessage)
  • Enumerating all processes (WTSEnumerateProcesses)
  • Killing a process (WTSTerminateProcess)
  • Shutting down or rebooting the server (WTSShutdownSystem)

https://code.google.com/p/cassia/

BBC News – A skin printer and bee health-checker win Dyson awards

A sun-powered cooker, a printer that 3D prints “skin”, a wheelchair that lets disabled people stand upright and a bee prober are among the latest winners of the James Dyson Awards.

The inventions are among those picked to represent various nations in the engineering prize.

Their makers were challenged to “design something that solves a problem”.

BBC News – A skin printer and bee health-checker win Dyson awards.

‘zombie’ spacecraft

It’s alive! 36-year-old ‘zombie’ spacecraft rescued from the abyss fires thrusters for the first time in 20 years.

Virginia-based amateur group successfully fired thrusters on ‘dead’ probe.
The spacecraft will now be moved to fly past the moon on 10 August.
In May the crowd-funded ISEE-3 Reboot Project ‘talked’ with the spacecraft.
But it has now also proved the thrusters work so it can be used for science.
This is the first time Nasa has given control of one of its craft to the public.
ISEE-3 first launched in 1978 but has not been heard from since 1999.
Reviving the mission could help scientists better understand solar winds which can affect satellites and the climate on Earth.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2684345/Zombie-spacecraft-rescued-abyss-fires-thrusters-time-20-years.html#ixzz36scD3vWM

Its Only Software :(

You have got to love it when a customer asks for a big change to a project and after you tell them how long its going to take they comment that you have already been working on the project for months and you should know what you are doing by now !!!!

I do know what I am doing but you don’t and the fact is you didn’t even complete a spec of the job before you employed a programmer and also why now you need to completely change the way it works because you didn’t understand the problem in the first place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But after all, its only software…………………..