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Detailing the Hookers

Posted by adeyblue, 01 July 2011 · 255 views

Sorry to crush your hopes but this isn't a post about my new job as a prostitute army drill sergeant. Nope, it's just another post of me shilling my wares.

In some distant part of the mists o'time, I wrote a little tool who purpose was to report pending messages and other misc...


DLL - Demystifying Loader Lapses

Posted by adeyblue, 07 May 2011 · 207 views

DLL hell isn’t just the name given to managing monstrous dependency chains. It’s also the name given to the phenomenon of pulling your hair out because LoadLibrary is returning NULL or because your dotNet app is throwing lots of System.DllNotFoundExceptions. The usual statement Windows gives as witness to these crimes is ‘Module not found’ as if it...


U-A-Ceen Nothing Yet

Posted by adeyblue, 29 April 2011 · 332 views

Detecting whether UAC is enabled or not is something I've never needed to do. I can't really see how it can affect anything you architect one way or another but nevertheless, some people think it's necessary and nice to know.

While investigating something else, I stumbled across a more accurate method of making the determination as opposed to...


100% Apple Approved

Posted by adeyblue, 01 April 2011 · 189 views

Yep, I'm now on iTunes and further reducing the Gamedev's journals' 'hit to miss ratio of useful-ity' at the same time. My place on iTunes isn't in any technical sections, heck no. I do have a hackintosh set up but after it took me 10 minutes to figure out where the off button was, the idea that I'm currently not in any position...


Watching the Windows Go By

Posted by adeyblue, 24 February 2011 · 383 views

No, it's not an Andy Williams inspired poem, it's actual pictures of the thing I've been working on. Imagine that.

Enter WindowWatcher:
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It's a single window, that displays another single window, keeping it on top. Great for...


Alternative Valentines Poem 2011 – The Slippery Slope

Posted by adeyblue, 13 February 2011 · 344 views

It happens to be that time again, where all the loved up people get all mushy with their sentimental I love you’s. Just like Christmas though, there are no doubt some people who have a distaste for all that jazz.

So here's something I do every year, and that's write a poem that's not in the least bit mushy or about loving someone, but it is...


You Don't Get This On MSDN

Posted by adeyblue, 06 February 2011 · 166 views

What do you get when you combine C#, C++/CLI, Access 2003, VirtualBox, a few ISOs and too much free time?

You get a 345MB database of the complete API and dependency history of 32-bit Windows. Yep, every OS module from Win95 onwards has had its imports, exports, and selected PE header info extracted and committed to a handy-dandy Access 2000 format...


WMI'm Going Speed Dating

Posted by adeyblue, 28 January 2011 · 318 views

There's tonnes of example on how to use SWbemDateTime to convert from FILETIME's or CDates in VBScript, yet I couldn't find any for C++. So here's how...

All WMI queries that give or take datetime values, do so in a certain format called...


Undefined Behaviour - Star Trek Style!?

Posted by adeyblue, 17 January 2011 · 160 views

We all know that stepping over array bounds is easily managed in C and C++. So much so that the C standard library has a function, gets, which may as well be named 'cause_buffer_overflow'. The consequences of overflowing a buffer are also understood, pretty much anything can happen. To demonstrate just how serious this can be, I’d like to relay...


A Negative Experience in Getting Messages

Posted by adeyblue, 14 January 2011 · 175 views

Recently WinDevs, the guys in charge of developing the Getting Started content for native developers on MSDN, and I had a short conversation relating to message loops. They're in the process of creating a Win32...






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