In a recent blog entry, Raymond (who works for Microsoft in the kernel compatibility team, making sure that new Windows releases don't break old, misbehaving programs) hands us one of the tools in his massive toolbox of arcane problem solving. It's one of those things that is best described as code fu -- it's a perfectly obvious solution to a terrible arcane problem that you never would have thought of. This is a guy who, when he's working, is Really Thinking. And who has an incredibly deep knowledge pool in which to dip the cup of problem-solving, or something.
Pretty rad, I say. Neat tool.