ARIN, the American Registry for Internet Numbers, is closing in on their Z day. Soon only AfriNIC will have IPv4 address blocks available for their customers, and even AfriNIC will run out of IPv4 addresses sometime in the year 2019.
Microsoft continues their sneaky trend by camouflaging Windows 10 related updates as “Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems”. I would avoid installing these six (five actually) updates, identified by their KB numbers:
KB2952664, Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7
KB3022345, Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry (superseded by KB3068708, see below)
KB3035583, Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1
KB3068708, Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
KB3075249, Update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
KB3080149, Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
I declined KB2952664 in our WSUS instance. This update phones home and reports whatever you have installed. I see no reason to be spied upon. Not to mention that this update is not a oneshot update, it creates a couple of scheduled tasks that run regularly. This one is related to KB3035583, and both should be avoided unless you want to take the plunge into Windows 10.
I got my copy of “Programming — Principles and Practice Using C++”, second edition, today. My copy is of the third printing, dated June 2015, so it’s a pretty recent printing.
I’m not teaching programming nor C++ at my school, although I used to. My job is simply to be the school’s system administrator, but the odd guest lecture and other lecture invitations has popped up from time to time over the past 16 years. I’ve known C++ since 1994, and the language and its libraries has changed at lot over the years. Maybe Prof. Dr. Stroustrup’s teaching style will have an impact on my own teaching style. Continue reading Programming — Principles and Practice Using C++, 2nd edition→