Pointless Blathering

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

October, 2008

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    New KMDF white-paper out on writing a bus driver

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    Penny Orwick has been working on a white paper that talks abut using KMDF to write a bus driver.  It’s been stalled waiting for us lazy developers to review it, but it finally came out last night: http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/driver/wdf/KMDFBusDrv...
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    Pedantic Coder: Hungarian Notation

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    I generally dislike Hungarian Notation .  I particularly dislike what Wikipedia calls "System Hungarian", where the prefix indicates data type, as it adds almost no value for me.  I dislike the more semantically oriented form of Hungarian...
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    I've been style sheet hacking again

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    My last post ran into a hard-coded width in the winter style. I like the style, but i wanted the text to be full screen. Hopefully the style-sheet override i put in will work. If it doens't let me know in this topic and i'll try to figure it out.
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    Measuring DPC time

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    At the DDC this year we had some very useful “community forums”. I generally come out of these feeling like I've been beaten with a sack of oranges, and this year was no exception. But one question in particular struck my eye – someone was saying that...
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    Beta version of Windows Live Writer is available

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    There’s a new beta of WLW available.  I used the previous version for the few posts that I did make and it was very useful. The easiest way to try this version out is to post something, so here’s a picture of what my mornings are like these days...
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