February 2016 Summary

Oi, one day late is better than never. Unfortunately, nothing to report. Midterms and job interviews take up a lot of time! The good news is that I’ve accepted an offer! More on that in a future post.

So my desktop has now hovering around 8 years, and I upgraded it to Windows 10. If nothing else, that’s an incredible feat in my opinion. Backwards compatibility is not easy, but Windows 7 has served me well. I’ve used Windows 10 on my laptop for a while now so I figured I would make the jump. Task view, the quickness, and the low memory usage are great. I think the media have overblown the issue of sending data back to MS servers. But that’s for another day.

It did take ~20 odd hours over 2 weeks to get it to upgrade, but it worked. Well, almost. The reason it took so long was because the installer failed to detect all the non-compatible programs on my system (it makes you remove them before continuing). So eventually I went through the error logs and manually hunted down various dlls and drivers and their corresponding applications.

It also broke my VS2015 installation. Not sure why. Repair didn’t work, so eventually I had to do a full uninstall, reinstall cycle. At least now it works. This was a blocker for Pass Shoot Score, as CMake couldn’t compile (MSbuild broke).

Looking ahead, what does March have in store? I’m not sure, but I’d wager more than this month. From Windows 10, signing off!

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