NicolTIP#018: How use ION acceleration with XBMC 10.0 and Windows 7

Starting from version 10.0 XBMC can use hardware acceleration to render video (DXVA 2 support for H.264, VC-1, and WMV9) on Windows 7 too(http://mirrors.xmission.com/xbmc/releases/10.0-Dharma-changelog.txt). This is very useful if you have, like me, a ION based media center with a ATOM processor or similar that is not able to manage 1080p movies. you can find…

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NicolTIP#017: How to automate the build process (of WP7 apps and more:) with powershell

I developed for fun a couple a WP7 apps and I needed to automate (just a little bit:-) the release process, mainly because: The application version must be entered in various point and should be keep in sync I’d like to store all released version in a specific directory The easiest way I found to…

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NicolTIP#016: How to Set/Reset the revision number in a Word 2010 document

When I work for a customer, can happen that I use a document as “template” to build a new one (copy –> paste –> rename –> delete some chapter and start writing). I know that this is not the best way to proceed but, sometimes I find this procedure very quick a practical. Side effect…

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NicolTIP#011: Boot Windows Server 2008 R2 from VHD within Windows 7

Bare in mind that I already have Windows 7 installed. Physical disk that will hold VHD file must be formatted (does not have to be empty, can not be USB) Boot from Windows Server 2008 R2 DVD When first installation dialog box appears pres SHIFT + F10 to open command prompt Launch diskpart At diskpart…

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