Minor FireflyWHS update

Just a quick post to let you all know I have made a small update to the FireflyWHS setting plug-in to fix a problem reported over at the Firefly Media Server forums. In certain situations the plug-in would say that the Firefly service would need to be restarted, even though no changes had been made to it’s configuration, hopefully this is now fixed. Take a look at the bottom of my FireflyWHS page for the download link.

Hex Workshop x64 Shell Extension

My favorite Hex editor is the excellent Hex Workshop. However, having just made the switch to Vista x64, I found that 32 bit shell extensions (which are COM dll’s) can not be loaded by 64 bit processes such as explorer.exe. So I hade a quick look around and came across this article by Michael Dunn and from this I have created an x64 shell extension for Hex Workshop. Feel free to download it here, just copy it to your Hex Workshop folder and register it. It was built using Visual Studio 2008, so you may need the latest MS runtime’s.

C:Program Files (x86)BreakPoint SoftwareHex Workshop v5>regsvr32 hwext64.dll

3GB or 4GB

I recently bought some more memory for my laptop, mainly ‘just because’. I mean there was nothing really wrong with 2GB, but memory is so cheap at the moment…

Anyway, after removing the panel on the bottom of the laptop and removing the old memory, I inserted the new 2GB SO-DIMM’s and now I have 4GB, or do I?

I already had an idea from reading around I had done and also the experience of my boss, that I was only going to be able to see 3GB of RAM, however to my surprise Vista SP1 reported that I had 4GB ๐Ÿ™‚ This is a new useless feature of SP1, however it can still only use 3GB ๐Ÿ™

So I have taken the plunge and installed Vista x64, so far so good, but why oh why are there 2 ‘Program Files’. I mean I understand the reason behind this, but there just seems to be a random mismatch of both x86 and x64 binaries in both folders ๐Ÿ™ So they might as well all be in one place in my opinion.

So now I better see if I can build some x64 native binaries ๐Ÿ˜‰