A new beta of ShutOff 2000 v3.0.0 is now available. The product is fast approaching code completion. The Visual Basic 6 edition of the application has always used the Windows Registry to store its settings. However, Microsoft's best practice for the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platform does not allow for this, so … Continue reading The life of an application config from the registry to SQLite to SQL CE to XML
Regular followers will recognise the date of 22 May as the first day of the Smiters of Iniquity calendar year. As I mentioned last year on the Smiters' forum, I will be naming the months of the year after disciples as they die, in honour of the memory left by Ian when he died, and … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I've been vocal for some years about the importance of backups, and I have zero sympathy for anyone who does not have good backups*. This comes with (very) painful experience: a few years ago, during the migration of data from several drives to my new computer at the time, I lost the drive everything was … Continue reading On the importance of good backups
There's an interesting bug I ran across tonight while converting a large SVN repository (containing over 4100 revisions and 52 400 objects) to Git, using git svn clone. The clone failed at r1000 and left me with an incomplete repository. I did some searching and came across several articles on StackOverflow. The one that is … Continue reading Bug in git svn clone, failing at r1000
I got a new laptop in March, which includes an SSD and 16GB of RAM, and it was enough inspiration (over and above the virtual machines for SQL Server that I've been playing with) to work some more on ShutOff 2000. I've made astounding progress on it, considering the lethargic approach the C# version has … Continue reading ShutOff 2000 progress report