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Month: May 2006

Leaky Abstractions in Wise for Windows

I had just reported a bug with the Wise for Windows Installer (it can’t call the Install method on a…

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Samsung bans its own product

Samsung has a cell phone with a 8gb hard drive (form musinc playing) and they have banned it from their…

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Visual Studio .NET 2005 Keyboard Shortcuts

Jeff Atwood has a great list of keyboard shortcuts for Visual Studio 2005.

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Rants against the machine: Are stored procedures inherently evil?

Jeremy MIller has a good rant against the use of stored procedures. He thinks prefers to keep his code in…

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DIY Mosquite Trap

Here’s a home made misquito trap.  The translated instructions can be read here.

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Best Buy prank

What happens when 80 people wearing blue polo shirts walk into a Best Buy? Why it must be a new…

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Delphi 2006 quirks

As I move over to Delphi 2006, I came across an odd new behavior.  In Delphi 7 and prior versions,…

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Using Cache in Your WinForms Applications

Here’s a decent article about using ASP.NET cache (System.Web.Caching.Cache) in WinForms applications (or services).  This would be handy in service…

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Playing with Firefox again

As much as I am an Opera bigot, I still roll out Firefox from time to time. This is one…

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Tao of the Windows Installer

There are some really good Windows Installer guidelines up on the Windows Installer Team Blog.  Part 1 went up yesterday…

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