Validating Code Quality with NDepend

Patrick Smacchia’s NDepend is a great tool to improve code quality and should be run quite regularly. It can be run as a strand alone GUI tool, from inside Visual Studio and as part of your build process. I’ll use the tool over the next few weeks to analyze and improve the quality of one of my perso... [More]

ICE Lingen 2013

Yester day the yearly ICE conference happened in Lingen again. As I’m deep deep down in a project near it’s v1.0 release I haven’t had a lot time there beside my session. But at least enough to talk to Ingo, Thomas, Lars, Peter, Frank, Holger and a few others. Thanks a lot to the organization team m... [More]

What year is It?

We have HTML5 native video support (also with Flash or Silverlight fallback for the oh so old school browsers) so why the heck do some people out there still make it so hard to consume content – in this case Oracle (best known for providing Malware with their installers?!?):   I remember that ... [More]

Python’s urandom as non-admin

A few weeks ago I set up a new mercurial server fronted by “hgweb-cgi”. The application pool is, as python 2.66, in x64 mode. It has a dedicated ad account from the Managed Service Accounts OU. I set the privileges to deny logon locally and run as service and batch. Everything works fine… until you ... [More]