“Click Here” Links are a Scourge of the Internet!

I love reading Ivan Levison’s newsletters. But I have to admit to a very visceral reaction when I see anyone advocating click here links or buttons (as he did in his December 2012 newsletter). I think they are a scourge of Internet usability because they require the user to read (and re-read) the text before […]

How to send Ctrl+Alt+End to a Windows Remote Desktop Session

I recently was stymied when I needed to send the Ctrl+Alt+End keystroke to a Windows Server 2008 machine that I was remote desktopping to via Internet Explorer running on Windows 7 using VMWare Fusion on my MacBook Air running Mountain Lion. Phwew! That’s a mouthful. The first problem is that there’s no End key on […]

Lessons Learned Code Signing a Visual Studio 2008 .MSI Setup Project

I thought my mission was an easy one: Code sign an existing MFC application (Metafile Companion) setup installer I should have known better. 🙂 I was successful and it really isn’t that hard once you find out what to do. But there’s the rub – the web is full of options that end up being […]