Category: Windows

WebDAV, Windows 7 and Self-Signed Certificates Howto 2

WebDAV, Windows 7 and Self-Signed Certificates Howto

WebDAV is a nice protocol. Unfortunately, the Windows implementations of it are amongst the crappiest pieces of software ever written. I thought it was better on Windows 7, but it still sucks. Here’s how...

Always up SSH SOCKS Proxy on Windows 0

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...

Disable Annoying “Disk not formatted” Dialog on Vista/Windows 7 6

Disable Annoying “Disk not formatted” Dialog on Vista/Windows 7

Other than disabling autorun completely, there is no official way to stop the “You need to format the disk in drive X before you can use it” dialog from popping up every time you...

How to Extract Drivers/Files from Installers 1

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 0

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 0

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 68

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 0

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...

Windows 7: The “All New” Toolbar? 0

Windows 7: The “All New” Toolbar?

On the Windows 7 development blog, you can find an introduction to the new Windows 7 toolbar. Judge for yourself.

Package Manager for Windows 0

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...