WiX Working Group video, the sound of sorting.

K, Reid and I are playing through Halo 3:ODST on Legendary. Its my attempt to keep in touch with a couple of the original developers on the WiX toolset since our paths don't cross much any longer. Over chat, Reid mentioned a video he saw recently where someone assigned sounds to swaps and recorded the results of various sorting algorithms.

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WiX Working Group video, Keller makes the save all by myself.

Tonight Sounders FC played Real Salt Lake. That means I showed up here around 10:30 PM. The lights were off and no one was here. That made me sad. So to cheer myself up, I re-watched Keller's amazing PK save. Hopefully, next week, everyone will be back and more code will get written.

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Burn in the corporate environment.

A good question about Burn was raised in the comments on my blog entry about Burn yesterday. The tiny executable that downloads the bulk of the installation content is great when you want to install on your computer. However, if you need to distribute the installation to many machines, like most corporations do, downloading from the Internet is more expensive than downloading from a corporate server. Fortunately, we have a solution for this scenario.

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Burn, baby. Burn.

This is the blog post I've been wanting to write for a couple years. The WiX toolset finally installs via Burn in WiX v3.6. The install is ugly and buggy but it's functional. I would not recommend installing WiX v3.6 right now unless you're willing to dig into the source code to figure out what's going on. And there is a lot going on, let's take a look at some of the highlights.

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