Its been a long time since my last news article, so here it goes!
All is well in university world - NOT!
Someone somewhere decided that they MUST have a fully functional portable copy of the website, having a copy of the site was not enough. So say you made something even remotely dynamic and you are stuck having to make it somehow portable so that when the man from the university boots the CD with your site he should be able to wan... err view it in all its glory, even if its a simple blog.
What to do?! You can usually find some bloated portable apache+php package that sort of works. But what do you do when the site is using ASP.NET? You are not meant to carry around portable fully functional dynamic websites on a CD or flash drive.
I was writing a helpful flashing utility for my FEZ Domino devboard.
SHOCK AND HORROR! and a System.IO exception is pretty much always raised when some sort of transmission error has occurred. It is pretty common and normal to get some sort of error while transferring data, simply re-send the data and all is well, and that is exactly what the native Win32 APIs do.
Unfortunately for us .NET residents, CRASH AND BURN AND DIE if that happens.
Here is a very good detailed explanation written by Zach Saw on what exactly causes the problem and how to fix it.
My secret project is finally ready to be show to the world!
GameVault™ is a Application created by RavenLabs, developed to let the mess in your Games Collection vanish - Simple and easy to use, yet power- and featurefull. Open your World - Open your GameVault™
Web Update - Don't type that Information in by Hand - Let the app do it! search through GameSpot's big catalogue of games to pick yours.
Image export - Your whole Vault, serialized into a byte array and compressed to a ~3kb small png.
HTML export - Your whole game catalogue along with all the covers exported to a friendly HTML website, ready to be uploaded and viewed.
Deep Store - Save your vault, with every cover to a easy to transport .7z Seven-Zip archive.
Free upgrades - Buy GameVault Professional and never pay again, ever.
Sometime ago I read about a site called Hid.im, the basic idea was that you can convert .torrent files to image files(.png) and upload them to photobucket or imageshack and then share them in forums and chats and such.
Although it was a nice site it had a few limitations, one there was no binary library that you could use in normal apps, two it only supported .torrent files, three it only supported torrents with a filesize of 250KB or less.
So I decided to create a similar library that had none of the above limitations and hence I unveil: