Category: Opinion

  • Turning all controls into open source

    As some of you already may have noticed, I have published all controls on GitHub, under the MIT license. During the last 3 years I have kind of lost the interest in developing software for the Win32 platform, especially for an ancient technology like VB6. In 2016 and 2017 I did not write many lines…

  • Zensi Zensa Zensursula

    Our Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Ursula von der Leyen, has enforced a new law, that allows a mandatory blockage of child pornography in the internet through Internet service providers via a block list conducted by the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA). While fighting child pornography is good, doing it by blocking websites is bad…

  • Why the desktop search of Windows Vista sucks

    A week ago, I’ve upgraded from Windows XP SP3 to Vista x64 SP1. I already had been using Vista in early 2007 for ~2 months, but downgraded again due to its poor performance, bad driver support and many small annoyances. One thing that drove me nuts in 2007 already, is the new desktop search. While…

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