Visual Studio 2005 beta 1 is out, and there are two new exciting features: you can get the beta for free or almost free (depending on whether you want Express or Enterprise), and you can submit bugs publicly! This is a wonderful step forward, as previously it was difficult or impossible to submit bugs to the Visual C++ team due to the email aliases being hidden and the web form being perpetually broken. My main concern is the quality of bugs that are being submitted; there are some really good bugs, like the Ctrl+Tab bug, and dumb bugs from people who want to make naming conventions needlessly verbose. That aside, the response time of the Visual C++ team has been really good, typically a few working days, and they're fixing bugs that I never expected them to fix. Very cool!(Read more....)
Welcome to my reworked website. Crunch time is officially over and as such I finally have some time to work on VirtualDub; the first thing I decided to do was cleanup my email and web site, as I'd been neglecting them for months while working 80 hour weeks. My email is now being cleaned up to some degree by procmail, and as you can see, I've gotten Pivot set up for much easier news updates.
While I was setting up Pivot, I looked at the style of the examples, and found them so much better than my own style that I decided to mimic (i.e. rip it off) and base the entire site around it. This also solved the sticky problem of how to merge the two as now I can simply push templates into Pivot from my existing content generation system. As an additional plus it is also more heavily CSS based.(Read more....)