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  • Blog Post: A Blissful Installation

    I've experienced software installer bliss. Here's the scenario: I went out and downloaded an application so I could test its compatibility for a dev. I ran the installer, which popped up a UAC dialog. I confirmed the install, and then got an incoming e-mail. I read the e-mail which directed me to a webpage...
  • Blog Post: Tweaking Legacy Installers

    Last time I talked about legacy applications , I hinted at a hole in the UAC model that could be exploited by a social engineering attack. The issue lies in the "installers" category. Because it's a legacy app and doesn't have a manifest, Windows doesn't have any way of knowing whether an installer actually...
  • Blog Post: More posts eventually!

    It's that time of year, it seems. I was down with the flu last week, and I'm trying desperately to catch up this week. I promise I'll get more posts up soon. I'm doing some WASAPI playback library stuff right now and I'm just dying to do a couple of articles about the new Vista audio APIs. I'm...
  • Blog Post: My program is the most important thing on your system, same as all the others.

    Raymond had a really good post yesterday about programs that grab your attention inappropriately . I recommend reading it. The comments have some good examples of programs, mostly updaters, that take too many liberties. Of course, I completely agree that popping something up in my face completely unrelated...
  • Blog Post: If it doesn't just work, then it doesn't work.

    I'm passionate about usability, even to the point that my co-workers accuse me of whining. I can't really help it. I have to applaud products and features that streamline a task, are intuitive, and fit well into the workflow. And when a feature unnecessarily complicates the task, I have to call it out...
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