WiX Working Group video of the night, a flash mob case study.

During the most intense coding sessions (the kind where you code for 72 hours minus 8 for sleep) I often pick up a new artist who's music becomes the theme song for that project. A couple years ago, I was in intense coding mode whipping out the solution used to distribute Windows Vista electronically and was introduced to the Black Eyed Peas. Up to that point, I was not a fan of their work but when I heard the songs collectively it really grew on me. I picked up all their albums (4 at the time) and played it on continuous loop for the whole long weekend.

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The sandwiches aren't free but the videos still are.

A while ago I started talking about culture around the WiX toolset. I started (and ended) with turtles all the way down which was an early part of the WiX culture. A more recent addition to our culture (added in the last year or so) are the videos.

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Definitely the end of the beginning.

Almost exactly a year ago, on the anniversary where I declared November 4th a personal holiday, I said I felt like I was "at the end of the beginning". Today I decided that I have definitely completed the beginning. On Monday, I start the middle.

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WiX v3.5 <3's Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

Never before today had I considered adding support for emoticons to my blog engine but this blog post almost screams for it. You should read the title as "WiX v3.5 hearts VS2010 Beta 2". Yep, our friends in Visual Studio delivered fix after fix in Votive to ensure that the WiX toolset now supports Visual Studio 2010 Beta2.

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