Paint.NET blog has moved ! Also, there’s a new BETA release (3.08)

All future Paint.NET-related blog posts will now be posted at: http://blog.getpaint.net . If you are currently subscribed to this blog (that is, http://blogs.msdn.com/rickbrew) then I invite you to subscribe to this new one! I will still continue to post here for other topics. Also, you’ll see over there that a new beta release is available!…

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RAM prices have sunk like a rock!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134046 2GB of DDR2-667 memory for $86 is very nice! I upgraded my media center PC this last weekend to a Core 2 Duo E4300. I was going to get 1 GB of RAM but the 2 GB kit was so cheap I thought, “why not?” My media center used to have a 3GHz Pentium 4…

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Problems installing Adobe Photoshop CS3 on Vista x64?

So I went to install Photoshop CS3 on my Vista x64 box at home, and got this nice error: Internal Error 2739 Gee, thanks for the info. Anyway I searched online for ways to fix this, and they involved running regsvr32.exe on jscript.dll and vbscript.dll. Unfortunately, it didn’t work! However, I found someone online who…

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I was interviewed! for DotNetRocks

A few weeks ago they asked me to do an interview with them about Paint.NET, so I thought “Why not?” Anyway they’ve posted the interview today: http://www.dotnetrocks.com/default.aspx?showNum=229

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Nine Inch Nails: Year Zero … listen to it online NOW

Ok so here’s a completely new type of post from me. I’ve pretty much stuck to nerdy topics like Paint.NET, WinForms, and Performance over the last ~3 years. But anyone who knows me personally knows I’m super stoked about the new Nine Inch Nails album, Year Zero. It’s hitting stores on April 17th. I’ve got…

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When the power goes out …

Like everyone else who lives on the eastside, my power got knocked out as part of the big huge windstorm that hit the pacific northwest (if you haven’t heard about it yet somehow: http://www.cnn.com/2006/WEATHER/12/19/northwest.storm.ap/index.html). Thing is, when the power goes out the problem is not just that your TV won’t work: the roads are jammed…

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How to enable "click through" for .NET 2.0 ToolStrip and MenuStrip

.NET 2.0’s ToolStrip classes do not support “Click Through” between forms. For more information on what click through is, I recommend reading http://daringfireball.net/2003/05/interface_details_itunes_vs_safari . In Windows, pretty much all applications use “click through,” whereby if you have one window active and click on to another one, the mouse click activates the window and the click…

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