Pointless Blathering

Peter Wieland's thoughts on Windows driver development, and occasional rants about computing in general.

September, 2006

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    Ilias Tsigkogiannis has started a Blog about learning to write Windows Drivers

    Ilias is the latest addition to the UMDF development team. I'm really excited that he's decided to start blogging about his initial experience learning about how WDM and UMDF drivers work. Hopefully this can serve as a helpful introduction for anyone...
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    Pointless Blathering on Channel 9

    It appears my Channel 9 interview is live. I haven't actually watched it yet, so I might regret putting this link up before I do, but people are going to find it anyway. Hopefully I sound insightful. And hopefully the squeaky voice is due to an audio...
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    COM in UMDF

    UMDF defines all of its interfaces using COM interfaces, rather than the flat C-style DDI that the KMDF team used.  When kernel developers see this their first question is often "why did you do that?" and it's an understandable question. I had a long...
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    Sorry I’ve been away for so long

    Trying to get the UMDF Beta 2 aligned for Windows Media Player & trying to get the Vista RC out the door have been pretty time consuming and my blog muse decided to take a nice long nap. Now that my team is more or less "done" for Vista I'm hopeful...
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