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  • Adventures in Windows Vista (x64) - Part 2

    After running Vista x64 on another machine for a few days; installing various pieces of critical software and seeing that everything seemed to be working smoothly... I've made the full leap on my main desktop machine (the one that now has 4GB of memory). Some interesting "facts":Windows Experience Index reports my processor running ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on May 24, 2007
  • Adventures in Windows Vista (x64) - Part 1

    I installed Windows Vista Ultimate (x64) last night and everything went pretty smoothly.  This, of course, is on the second machine I have on my desk so I can see what works (and doesn't) before making the full jump on the main machine.  Out Of The Box Experience After the installation and major Windows Update updates, the only ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on May 15, 2007
  • My.Vista

    Caleb has sort of let the cat out of the bag... Introducing My.Vista. There are over 7,000 new API's in Windows Vista.  Some of them are immediately obvious while others are deep beneath the surface.  I rather enjoy digging around in Windows API land, however, many people don't care to do this so this area is usually off limits ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on March 9, 2007
  • It's 2:12am and I'm done with a new VS2005 Macro hack

    I need to run it through it's paces, but I now have a VS2005 macro that will, whenever I successfully build a release mode project, package the project folder into a zip file named [ProjectName]_src_v[OutputAssemblyFileVersion].zip.  And it doesn't require anything additional to be installed on the machine.  And it's not ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on March 2, 2007
  • How NOT to do single assembly deployment.

    I applaud this guys enthusiasm, however, his discovery/technique is something I would strongly urge you to avoid.  There are two major reasons for this:Doesn't work as a "regular user".Will cause you MAJOR support issues as Windows Vista gains momentum.  See reason #1.I've been using a similar technique in ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on February 9, 2007
  • Leveraging Windows Vista's Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT) API in Visual Basic

    A couple of days ago a noticed this article, downloaded the code, thought about it for a bit and realized that although he had a great idea... I had a few problems with the implementation.  I really distaste the idea of "unsafe" code unless there is absolutely no way around using it... and even then I'd probably choose to ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on December 13, 2006
  • Leveraging Windows Vista's Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT) API in Visual Basic

    IntroductionThere are a lot of new features in Windows Vista.  In this installment, we’ll explore the WinSAT (Windows System Assessment Tool) API.  (The Windows Experience Index in the Vista UI is part of WinSAT.) The Vista SDK defines it as: Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT) assesses the performance characteristics and ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on December 13, 2006
  • Comparing Apples To Apples (Revisited)

    Like I stated, don't trust someone elses benchmarks. ;-) Don't get me wrong, in my testing, VB still seems to be a hair faster; but now only by a very slim margin (less than 400ms across all tests).  Please keep in mind that I did not come up with this suite of tests; rather just doing my part to validate the results (since they ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on November 15, 2006
  • Comparing Apples To Apples (The Myth Of Benchmarks)

    I so love benchmarks.  There supposed to give us an idea, albiet rough sometimes, about the differences in choosing one thing over another.  By looking at the comparitive numbers, we should be able to make an intelligent decision regarding raw performance.  However, sometimes the tests are a bit skewed.  Case in point, I came ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on November 14, 2006
  • Stuff, stuff and more stuff....

    A lot of new stuff available today.  You have the next .NET Framework available.  I also see that the official announcement from Telligent regarding BlogMailr, a free tool that allows you to utilize email to post your blog entries.  Talking with Rob, this seems like a pretty cool idea... so jump over there and give it a look ...
    Posted to AddressOf.com (Weblog) by CorySmith on November 7, 2006