February, 2007

  • Stuff I'm working on

    How to debug MSI deferred custom actions when all else fails

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    I was helping to debug a failure in a complicated WiX deferred custom action and we weren't getting any useful diagnostic information at all. During a deferred custom action the install would simply roll back without explanation. After doing my initial...
  • Stuff I'm working on

    Scrum whiteboard

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    The idea is very simple but I thought it was incredibly effective: Buy a whiteboard. For each person in the sprint, add a row on the whiteboard (preferably using tape designed to make squares on whiteboards). Above each person's name add 3 columns...
  • Stuff I'm working on

    Self-signed certificates

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    Lately I've been spending quite a bit of time working with the API's needed to create a self-signed certificate. Namely, CertCreateSelfSignCertificate and various other crypto API's. This can be really useful in scenarios where you want to use SSL/TLS...
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