WOW Burning Crusade Expansion Pack: Code it

As 9 million users are no doubt aware, World of Warcraft just became a lot more fun with the Burning Crusade Expansion Pack.  For coding fun, Warcraft exposes a LUA-based API and has a huge community of AddOn developers extending Warcraft.  Microsoft’s Developer Division has released AddOn Studio for World of Warcraft, an open source…

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Go ElfYourself

Hey, I just made a total elf of myself. Check it out by clicking here http://www.elfyourself.com/?id=1513032530.  If you haven’t tried this yet go on over to the very entertaining ElfYourself site brought to you by OfficeMax. Give it a try – I laughed myself sick.  Thanks to Michael Howard for introducing me to ElfYourself.

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The Silverlight Christmas song

Ahhh.  Silverlight inspires us all.  Check out Mason Zimbler’s wonderful remake of Silent Night here http://www.mason-zimbler.com/festivegreetings/  and see their clever, clever (Sliverlight driven) web site here http://www.mzl.com/.  Mason Zimbler is a highly creative integrated digital marketing agency that specializes in working with technology organizations. 

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How to: build from the Windows SDK command line

To build from the SDK command line:   1.    Copy your application or sample to a working folder not under \Program Files. 2.    Open the Windows SDK CMD shell (Start, All Programs, Windows SDK v6.1, SDK CMD Shell). 3.    Navigate to directory where your sample/app can be found. 4.    Build the sample from the command…

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Where’s Windows SDKSetupLog.txt installed?

 When downloading the Windows SDK, files are written to a temp directory.  If you’re having setup problems you may need to clear this temporary directory before reinstalling.  By default, the temp directory is here:   On Vista: C:\%user%\AppData\Local\Temp\SDKSetupLog.txt   On XP: C:\Documents and Settings\%User%\Local Settings\ SDKSetupLog.txt   Having install issues?  See Troubleshooting SDK Download/Setup Problems.

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Windows SDK File System Layout

Looking for SDK components?  By default, the Windows SDK is installed to your hard disk to C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\[version number] in the subdirectories below. You can change the install location during SDK setup.  Samples are installed by default to the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\[version number]\Samples directory, but this directory can be also be changed, independent of…

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Troubleshooting error C1083: Cannot open include file: ‘atlbase.h’

If you’re building with the Windows SDK build environment or with a Visual Studio Express version and seeing error C1083: cannot open include file: ‘altbase.h’ (or winres.h, afxwin.h, afxres.h, atlconv.h) you probably need to buy and install a non-Express version of Visual Studio to successfully build your project. These are ATL and MFC files, which…

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Troubleshooting: error PRJ0003: Error spawning ‘bscmake.exe’

Are you seeing error PRJ0003 when building with Visual Studio Express Editions or the Windows SDK build environment?  You probably need a non-Express version of Visual Studio’s Visual C++ development environment to successfully build your project.  What’s BSCMAKE.EXE?  The Microsoft Browse Information Maintenance Utility (BSCMAKE.EXE) builds a browse information file (.bsc) from .sbr files created…

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