Singing the Installshield Blues

I’ve been spending a lot of time working with Installshield X (yes I know there’s a newer version) lately and I’m pretty frustrated. I wrote some pretty cool install helper functions in VB.NET and bundled them all up into a .dll. According to InstallShield, I should be able to call functions exposed in this dll in … Read more

Stupid HR Tricks…

So I have this friend who works for a software company that is trying to find new and innovative ways to locate potential employees (mostly developers). She’s not a geek, so she asks me for some suggestions on how to attract the attention of my fellow geeks who might be looking for a job. Naturally … Read more

7 days left until Microsoft Meltdown!!

This is gonna rock!! I can’t wait. I definitely want to catch the Keynote (Blizzard!!) and I’m also really looking forward to catching the tracks on: Best Practices for Windows Development Speaker: Chuck Walbourn Developing games for the Windows platform means more than just using a few DirectX APIs. This talk covers a broad range … Read more

and now for something completely different…

When I lived in New Orleans, back around 1995, I was driving through the French Quarter on my way to a Danzig concert at the State Palace Theatre. As usual, I was running late and driving a little too fast. I’m heading up Chartres Street towards Canal and this white utility van slams on its … Read more