Drive to a WiX v2 toolset final release.

Tonight the core WiX toolset virtual team made a concerted effort to reduce the number of open WiX v2 bugs. At the time of this writing we have 8 bugs. I hope to kill off one more and Bob is looking at another. That would leave us with 6 CustomAction bugs that need to be solved. Then I'll feel pretty comfortable calling WiX v2 done.

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Alas, Babylon.

As I'm sure you've heard by now, the Greater Puget Sound area was hit with record winds (upwards of 69 miles per hour) Thursday night. The winds took down many trees and the falling trees took down many power lines. Many places in the area are still without power, including my house.

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Response to my WiXAware Introduction.

Sinan Karaca of InstallAware sent me an email responding to my post about the new WiXAware because it seems that comments here still don't work, yet. Something else for me to debug. <sigh/> Anyway, he had some great points and asked that I respond publicly. First, Sinan's comments:

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Life without a computer.

I got married last month (yeah, yeah, old news). One of the agreements I voluntarily struck with Jenny was that on November 1st, I'd put the computer(s) away. I would also change my password at work and not update my smartphone so that not even it would keep me connected to the electronic world. Things didn't completely work out that way but besides organizing the wedding music on her laptop (we had no profession DJ, just a play list and a good friend manning the controls during the ceremony) and my one November blog post (that did make Jenny cry, in a good way), I was off the computer. On the honeymoon in Hawaii, I was completely disconnected.

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