Monthly Archives: September 2015

Windows Installer: Firewall Settings


Recently I put together a Windows Installer package (MSI file) for our team to use internally. The app I was installing communicates with other apps on our internal network, and it requires certain network ports be open for ICMP and … Continue reading

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Windows Installer: Modify Config Files


Recently I put together a Windows Installer package (MSI file) for our team to use internally. The app I was installing writes to temporary storage, and the app stores a reference to the temporary storage folder in AppConfig.xml, which is included in … Continue reading

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Windows Installer: Shut down System Tray Apps


Recently I put together a Windows Installer package (MSI file) for our team to use internally. The package installs a system tray app (sometimes called a notification app or notification area app). One common property of system tray apps is that they … Continue reading

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VR Toolset


It was fun to compare and contrast the toolset we’re using at HBO for the creation of VR products with what the folks at Oculus Story Studio are using. More similarities than differences. Story Studios’ Dropbox solution as a backup system is rather clever.

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