Category: Windows

Always up SSH SOCKS Proxy on Windows

For additional security, I use SSH tunneling to one of my servers and dynamic port forwarding for some of my applications. This post explains how to use Putty to have a tunnel/SOCKS proxy that...

How to Extract Drivers/Files from Installers

I’ve posted the Microsoft Lifecam standalone drivers a while ago and got a lot of questions regarding how I extracted them from the original setup. I’ll explain it based on the latest 64bit installer...

On Extracting Drivers from Installers

Nick Berardi asked how I extracted the [url=http://moblog.wiredwings.com/archives/20090303/Microsoft-LifeCam-Webcam-Drivers-Only.html]LifeCam drivers[/url] from the Microsoft installer. Actually, it’s not that hard. The following guide work for most installers, not only for drivers. Many installers already contain all...

Tipping, or: Micropayment

Turns out I was [url=http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/04/08/micro-blogging-meets-micro-payments-courtesy-of-tipjoys-api/]about a year late[/url] with my idea about a tipping/micropayment service, where you can give away small amounts (as small as 1 cent) to any URI you like as easy...

Microsoft LifeCam Webcam – Drivers Only

I own a Microsoft LifeCam VX-1000 webcam, which is nothing special, but absolutely okay for its price. The only thing that bothered me is that the driver is not available as a standalone download:...

Windows 7: Development by Triads

Senor programmer Larry Osterman, on the Windows development team since the mid 1980’s, writes about the reorganization of their development process. They now work in so-called “triads”: Persons from three divisions (management, development and...

Package Manager for Windows

If you’ve ever used Linux, you probably stumbled over the great concept of package management. When Microsoft revised MSI (now called [url=http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa372866.aspx]Windows Installer[/url]), they failed to include the simple mechanism for applications to register...