Back on the crystal meth... and oh so happy.

On Wednesday night over pizza and code, K mentioned that The Crystal Method had a new album out. At first I didn't believe him. How could I have missed that The Crystal Method had a new album? However, low and behold K was correct. Right on the front page of their website the new album "Legion of Boom" was out and on shelves now!

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Inside the MSI file format, again.

Far and away the most popular blog entry I have written to date is the entry where I discussed some of the inner details of the MSI file format. I find this slightly amusing since there is so little actionable information in that blog entry. I consider the blog entries about Windows Installer Components and the Component Rules far more useful to people working with setup.

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"expensive install tools" vs. "less expensive install tools"

Philip asked a very good questions in a previous blog entry about the yet to be released "toolset" (he also asked a very good question about DSI which I'll try to address later). He asked, "Will the toolset make it possible to get rid of some ‘expensive install tools' if I don't need their sophisticated user interfaces but want to automate all?" I thought this was a question lots of people might start asking so here's a response "on the main page" (instead of hidden away in a comment).

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Breaking the vow of silence...

At the end of December I had promised myself that I would not write another blog entry until I posted the "toolset" I mentioned in my last blog entry to a Workspace on GotDotNet. The goal was to refocus any time I might spend on blogging into getting the code base scrubbed, packaged, and pushed through legal. My hope was that I could get all that done in the month of January. Unfortunately (as you might have guessed from the title of this blog entry), I did not get everything complete.

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