Intellipoint and scrolling

I mentioned a few weeks ago that Microsoft had released the latest Intellipoint software for the MS mice that finally supported Vista, and mentioned a few issues with the magnifier support in it. Well, there's another, more annoying problem: Scrolling with the mouse wheel doesn't work correctly. To be honexst...

Wii are here

I got a Nintendo Wii for christmas today. Now, I've always loved gaming and consoles, but for some reason, my last console was a NES (yep, that long ago!). I must admit I was a bit skeptical about the new Wii controller, but I have to admit it is actually...

Publishing Open Source Projects

I've collaborated or contributed to a few community projects over the year (most notably Nant a few years back).  I haven't been active in any big projects recently, with the most recent contribution being the WCF support in QuickCounters, but I've posted a number of useful libraries and utilities over the...

Vista, Modems and COM Ports

Last week I installed again my cellphone's PC drivers and software on my repaved Vista Laptop. I wasn't too confident it would work, but it was worth trying. The drivers installed right away without issues and Vista recognized the phone as an USB modem right away and configured it on...

Instrumenting Unmatched Message Handlers

One pretty cool feature in WCF Service Contracts are Unmatched Message Handlers, which can catch any call made to an operation with an arbitrary SOAPAction value not already handled explicitly by other operations in the contract. An unmatched message handler is defined by specifying the SOAP Action for the operation...

Project, Activation and Uninstalling

As I commented a while ago, when I repaved my machine with Vista and Office 2007 I didn't install the whole suite thanks to the whole product keys mess MSDN create;. in particular, I left Project and InfoPath uninstalled until the problem was resolved and I had time to deal...

IClientMessageInspector and OneWay Operations

A while ago I talked a bit about Windows Communication Foundation's IParameterInspector extensibility and how it was affected by One-Way operations on the server and client side. Just so you're aware, the IClientMessageInspector has the same issues as IParameterInspector on the client side; that is, the AfterReceiveReply() method will never...

QuickCounters.net and WCF Support

Scott Colestock broke the news earlier today about his QuickCounters project. QuickCounters is a great library (and associated tools) for instrumenting applications using Windows NT performance counters in a simple way. It not only does the bulk of the work of dealing with the performance counter API (both for deployment...

Running the BTF Assembler using the PipelineTesting Library

Here are a couple of tips if you plan on running the BizTalk Framework (BTF) Assembler Component as part of a send pipeline using my BizTalk PipelineTesting Library: Tip 1: Ensure all necessary schemas are available The BTF Assembler will require access to all its own set of envelope and...

New MS Hardware Drivers

A new release of the IntelliPoint software for Microsoft Mice as well as the new Vista-compatible software for the MS Fingerprint reader is available now from the MS Hardware site. These were two of the updated set of drivers I was expecting since repaving my laptop with Vista. The Fingerprint...