Author: seasoned_geek

Roland Hughes started his IT career in the early 1980s. He quickly became a consultant and president of Logikal Solutions, a software consulting firm specializing in OpenVMS application and C++/Qt touchscreen/embedded Linux development. Early in his career he became involved in what is now called cross platform development. Given the dearth of useful books on the subject he ventured into the world of professional author in 1995 writing the first of the "Zinc It!" book series for John Gordon Burke Publisher, Inc. A decade later he released a massive (nearly 800 pages) tome "The Minimum You Need to Know to Be an OpenVMS Application Developer" which tried to encapsulate the essential skills gained over what was nearly a 20 year career at that point. From there "The Minimum You Need to Know" book series was born. Three years later he wrote his first novel "Infinite Exposure" which got much notice from people involved in the banking and financial security worlds. Some of the attacks predicted in that book have since come to pass. While it was not originally intended to be a trilogy, it became the first book of "The Earth That Was" trilogy: Infinite Exposure Lesedi - The Greatest Lie Ever Told John Smith - Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars When he is not consulting Roland Hughes posts about technology and sometimes politics on his blog. He also has regularly scheduled Sunday posts appearing on the Interesting Authors blog.
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Starlink – We’ve Seen This Movie Before

Starlink is beating the same drum John Deere beat back in 2011 to cover-up the fact they used AGILE and produced a shit system. I can’t believe I’m writing about this again. I searched my blogs and cannot find my 2011 article. Must have been when I was still writing…

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Internet Explorer Tombstone

Truer words were never etched into a tombstone than the ones on the Internet Explorer tombstone. The only thing you ever willingly did with it was download Firefox and Opera. I really wish the EU would have bitch slapped Microsoft more on having it (and Edge) be 100% removable. Come…

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VCRUNTIME140_1.dll was not found

I hate it when I have to touch anything Microsoft or running on Microsoft. VCRUNTIME140_1.dll is just the latest in the never ending battle with The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight. Today it was OnlyOffice that wanted to force an update on me. Software on Windows has the world’s worst…

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CsScintilla – CopperSpice Port of Scintilla Now Available

There is now a CopperSpice port of Scintilla available on SourceForge: CsScintilla. Currently it is configured to only build for Linux. If you wish to submit a pull request for something to build both the library and the examples natively on Windows, Mac, or other, please feel free. The only…

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How to Fork a Mercurial Project on SourceForge

Forking a Mercurial project on SourceForge isn’t as straight forward as one might think. If you jump straight to fork without first creating a project, you are going to end up with a personal tool. A personal tool is fine if you are working on a new feature you hope…