SQL Server 2008 x64 Express on Windows Server 2008 x64 is UTTERLY BROKEN

I’ve had the most frustrating 4 hours trying to install SQL Server 2008.

It boils down to this: the sql installer has five bugs that stop you installing it properly. Now I’m not sure if most people have seen the SQL Server 2008 installer but it goes on and on checking pre-requisites and performing other tests yet completely and utterly FAILS when trying to do ANY type of install on Windows 2008 Server x64 when you’ve removed SQL Server 2005 beforehand.

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3DMagix Try To Muscle In On Blender

Please give support to BlenderNation in highlighting this company directly selling Blender while claiming it is their own software.

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iPlayer Videos – on the Android G1

Don’t get over-excited, you can’t stream them yet!

July 26th 2009 addition: I’m being disingenuous here, Dave Johnston has created a free Android application called Beebplayer which you can grab from the marketplace. It’s fantastic! It gives you access to the standard mobile streaming encodes the BBC provide which work great but don’t match the quality of the encodes provided for the iPhone. This guide focusses on getting a copy of an iPlayer video for viewing off-line in a format which is just about as good as you could want quickly.

The bbc provide access to iPlayer for the iPhone but not via flash, they actually provide a http stream with h264 video and AAC audio in it. Hang on! The G1 could play that!!!! Read on to find out how to do it.
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Game Rage

A fellow blogger has staggering new view on the video-game/violence link debate. While everyone is being diverted with the numerous claims against games such as GTAIV, he hypothesises that the true culprits are hiding right under our noses…

Installing Blender and the Collada exporter

This is a guide on how to set up Blender and the Collada exporter plug-in. You’ll need to follow this guide in order to be able to use my XNA Blender importer.

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Forum up!

I’ve installed some forums to facilitate feedback for the BlenderXNA project.

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Even more fun with PIX

This is turning out to be a series in itself! Not much of an update here, more a triumphant fist in the air for when things actually work as they should.

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More fun with PIX

Just another progress update…

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Fun with PIX

Just a quick update from my last post.

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Blender and XNA – Part 2

In part 1, I looked at the Content Pipeline and it’s components. In this article, I will be looking at the files I am going to be importing and the tool I will be using to create them.

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