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Was normally due off the platform tomorrow. However management conference in St. Andrews has necessitated me staying on the platform for a couple of days. It is okay, I volunteered to stay on. As previously mentioned, need off on Thursday as travelling to Glasvegas on Friday to catch flight to France for the holibobs on Saturday.
The bad news is it is howling winds, rolling waves and getting damn cold, and all flights were cancelled for today which means they have to squeeze into the front of tomorrows schedule. When we have a backlog like that, it usually pushes some of the later flights into the next day's schedule.
The forecast for tomorrow is also pants, so can't see anything moving before late afternoon, so even more delays to Wednesday and then possibly Thursdays schedule. That is just the offshore weather, will have to see what the onshore weather (heavy snow forecast) is going to have on things.....
Second up is India!
We have factory test schedule for the new control system at the end of April till the end of May. Looks like I'm going, for some possibly all of it. Could be interesting. must remember to pack a bung and some adult nappies (diapers).
Don't know which part of India yet so don't know what to look out for /places to go etc. for when we get there.
We all know about Apple's tendancy to get very broad patents and then sue anybody who competes with them into the poorhouse.
Taken from the page in the link above...
The three-page lawsuit [PDF], filed in San Jose federal court, is slim on details. It simply says that most Apple products "incorporate narrow-profile speaker units that output sound through a duct or aperture having a narrow dimension." The patent at issue was granted in 2008.
Treat stressful situations like a dog, if you can't eat it, play with it or screw it, then just piss on it and walk away.
Be careful which toes you step on today, they might be connected to the foot that kicks your butt tomorrow.
By the way, I just uninstalled Wix. I imagine some people like it, but the "out of the box" result was less than expected. Disappointing.
I think the main problem of WiX is that it is a lot of handwork to create an installer with it. They don't even have the possibility of the nice UI-Dialog as InstallShield has, do they?
Marc Clifton wrote:
Perhaps. But if you can't do it right, why change it?
Because there was a moronic Metro-Fanboy around who was hired in a too high position and then suddenly had the idea of "I don't care if it looks crappy, I want metro!".
I installed it too and fully share your opinion. The morons are overtaking.
They don't even have the possibility of the nice UI-Dialog as InstallShield has, do they?
Not that I've seen, but given that it works with MSBuild XML files (I think) there must be a front-end for that. However, I downloaded InnoSetup, installed it (normal install screen), set up my very simple project, and 2 minutes later had a working installer. That is what anything, like Wix Toolset, should be capable of doing "out of the box".
I honestly like WiX (but then again, I like the Windows Modern UI [aka. Metro]). Yes, it is a lot of typing, but the bootstrapper and whatnot make it worth it. I also like NSIS, and play with that a lot.
Inno Setup has a lot of quirks, such as not being able to use spaces in feature labels, and a few other oddities.
#Develop has a lot of useful tools for working with WiX, and using T4 Templates to create .wxs files is quite cool (you just have to make the template work!).
#Develop even has a WYSIWYG WiX dialog designer! Cool, no?
I honestly like WiX (but then again, I also like the Windows Modern UI [aka Metro]).
#Develop has a number of useful tools for working with WiX, such as a WYSIWYG dialog designer and a number of templates. It also has a Visual Studio Setup Project style file/component manager. I have #Develop on my computer for working with WiX, and do not use VS for that at all!
EDIT: Dangnabbit Hamsters, first you tell me my first message was posted twice, don't show it, then show it after I post another one.... Just like my laptop annoyed me by spontaneously terminating due to overheating.
I'm curious as to what happens when you click "Up To(sic) Date" (which has an incredibly appropriate icon -- for a tools button).
Shirley, each installer is "Up To Date" when it is released, so you'll never get one with "Not Up To Date" (unless it's claiming rights that I don't allow installers unless they explicitly ask and I manually grant them).
Or does it install an older version if you click it, then tell you it's not up to date?
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
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