What is your take on providing EXE files with articles? Do you still do so?
I never run the exe for the reasons you mentioned, concern about viruses, etc. Also, I usually want to include the code is something I'm doing, so I want to make sure the code compiles, I really don't give a darn about the exe.
Me, I just put a link to the code on GitHub nowadays. I'll make a branch specific for the code in the article so the reader can correlate what I'm writing about and the code examples in the article to the actual code.
I suspect I just lost an approximate 30 hours worth of work. I decided to play around with the CodeProject API, and of course did that on my dev VM (which runs on my iMac - no comments on that. Please.) - I was updating it (the VM that is, not the iMac) to use Ubuntu 14.xx, and all of the sudden the whole HOST OS hung up, crashed to leave the VM in unusuable state. Yes, uploading everything to an SCM was on the todo list
Update: I'm now setting up a second VM, praying to be able to mount the old virtual hdd and rescue the data.