Recently my relative started complaining about video freezes in games and I started investigating. After a short investigation, I found that Windows created a dump file after each of such cases and after checking them I found that the crash in 90% of cases was in the video driver. Moreover, 10% could also be related to the video driver.

My relative confirmed that recently they updated the video driver and my natural guess was that it is a bug in the video driver. I have shown my relative how to install the previous video driver and I thought that problem is fixed.

But the problem returned in a few hours. We tried one version of the video driver before that

Recently I was asked to investigate quite an interesting case. I had a dump file that Windows created, I started WinDbg and opened that dump file and I saw this:

(7b9c.ab4): Access violation - code c0000005 (first/second chance not available)
For analysis of this file, run !analyze -v
00000014`00ace011 5b              pop     rbx

Usually, an Access violation happened when there is an attempt to read or write from memory.  But in this, quite a rare case application crashes on pop instruction. But as everybody knows pop and push instructions do read from and write to memory because the stack is located in the same memory as everything else. So my next

I’m pretty sure that many of you have heard about self-driving becoming a reality soon. Famous Elon Musk promised it first in 2013 and his “release date” is getting sooner and sooner. And it is not baseless blabbing. Recent videos from Tesla in fact are looking quite promising. Will we have full autonomy soon? I’m sure a lot of people will pay quite good money for it. But unfortunately, the answer is hard NO. Not in the next 10-20 years unless some major breakthrough happened. And let me explain why.


The main reason why Elon pushed so heavily for autonomous driving is to make Tesla cheaper. If you compare Tesla with any car even a very basic one you

When I was thinking about a new PC in 2018, one of the decisions I had to make was how much memory I need. And that time I decided that 16 Gb is enough, and I didn’t see any reason why I should buy more. And my choice was correct.

But now I see a very good reason to increase my memory size in my next build and that reason is simple – browsers. Let me explain. For example, I have Firefox with 4 windows and around 10 tabs each. And that consumed 6.5 Gb in Firefox. And very often I can open much more, when I research some problem, or when I would like to buy something.

And I’m