Kid Beyond's Amplivate blows my mind.

Okay, last week I posted a video of Jonathan Coulton and Kid Beyond. I had never heard of Kid Beyond before but his beatbox skills impressed me so much that I immediately ordered the album. Well, the album showed up yesterday afternoon. I ran up to my office, popped it into my computer, ripped the CD and let it sync down to my Zune. I listened to the album while answering emails for a bit before going to bed. But it wasn't until I was on the bus this morning with my headphones jacked in that I really came to appreciate Amplivate. When Mothership came on, I it cranked up and started bobbing my head to the beat with a huge grin on my face.

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WiX Working Group video of the night, Jonathan Coulton vs. Kid Beyond.

So for the last couple weeks, the guys have been asking for a "funny video". Earlier this week I tripped across this video via some random tweet. I knew it was going to be funny when I saw Jonathan Coulton was on stage.

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StackOverflow: what does Name="SourceDir" refer to?

Honestly, the TARGETDIR/SourceDir Directory element is something that we should have hidden from the developer using the WiX toolset but didn't. Sorry. The truth of the matter is that the Windows Installer expects the Directory tree to always be rooted in a Directory row where the primary key (Directory/@Id) is "TARGETDIR" and the DefaultDir column (Directory/@Name) is "SourceDir".

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WiX Working Group video of the night, paradox in the making.

A good friend from college, @moswald, has been tweeting about this little game called Achron. Achron is a real time strategy (RTS) game with a huge twist. You can warp your units back and forth through time. Of course, being a geek I immediately wondered, "What happens if your unit goes back in time and destroys the factory that built it?"

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