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  • Blog Post: ABI ? WTF do these three letters stand for?

    It’s ok when one article doesn’t define an TLA (three letter acronym), but then a basic article like the one “ Welcome Back to C++ (Modern C++)” , once and then the TLA ABI is used again in linked articles, etc.  Somewhere, at least using basic writing style, ABI should be clearly written out. ...
  • Blog Post: List of 1 thing in Win8, Windows 8: Playing media files

    As I stated in my previous blog, App Bars and much of the documentation (read stuff I can reuse on my blog) hasn’t been written by the boffins in Redmond.  What is a boffin?  I have no idea and hope it isn’t an insult, but the British use the term to refer to smart, apparently a now defunct...
  • Blog Post: Slot Machine: Visual Studio 2010 using VC++, Next VS 11 Express Beta

    All right, I may have written this slot machine code, however, I am not claiming it is mine, it was on a very old thumbdrive I found (it had 500 megabytes capacity so it was very old, also had some pictures of my last dog as a puppy, Gidget). In the past, most VC++ or C++ projects used console output...
  • Blog Post: Metro design, Windows 8, XAML and C++

    Wow, heavy title today.  WIn 8, XAML and C++, well the world has changed.  Guess I will too.  The easy world of C#, XNA and so forth remains, but now we have a whole new way of doing things.  In some ways much more complex, but much easier to establish a toehold for your technology...
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