The Skin Trade - George R R Martin (Audio Book)

November 28, 2008, 12:00 am

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Mapping of the Fortune of War Complete

November 18, 2008, 12:00 am

The events of The Fortune of War, which mostly occur with Jack and Dr Maturin onboard other ships or in Boston, is complete. This book, though not particular complex, has taken a great deal of time to complete and I hope my distracting forays into other projects will be less frequent for the next one.

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Electoral College Screensaver 1.4

November 16, 2008, 12:00 am

Because I needed to splice my install directory into the system path to implicitly link to the OgreMain DLL and I figured that NSIS (my install packager of choice) would either provide the functionality natively, or have some code I could use to do this. The later was true and I found some horrible NSIS assemlbyish code to do what I wanted. It came from the NSIS wiki and I felt like I could rely on it.

Sometime after I put up my first version, I discovered that in very rare cases, this code would erase the system path rather than appending to it. It took me some time to discover that the bug occured when a maximum string length in NSIS was exceeded. So the solution was to rebuild the NSIS compiler with a longer maximum string length and for those cases were that maximum was exceeded, handle the error rather than erasing the path.

I have since added a warning to the NSIS wiki, but might be checking out Inno installer for my next project

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Electoral College Screensaver 1.3

October 30, 2008, 12:00 am

Added support for election day morning. Previously I handled polling data for every state, but on election day, obviously everything will be up in the air and I will be using actual voting data instead of the polls on Electoral Vote. As the results come in on election day I will update my XML in real time.

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Electoral College Screensaver 1.2

October 24, 2008, 12:00 am

Fixed up states that were exactly tied to show up purple (previously they were displayed blue, no Democratic bias here).

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