Archive for May, 2007

CE 6 SP1 now available.

May 15, 2007
 
From that page:
 
If your development workstation is based on Windows Vista™ then this service pack will:

  • Help address some areas of the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 toolkit product on Windows Vista™
  • Install the following Windows Embedded CE 6.0 toolkit improvements:
    • eXDI 2.0 support to help with your debugging efforts at the boot loader and hardware abstraction layer level.
    • Remote Tools Framework Support to help lay the foundation for 3rd party development of diagnostic tools.
    • CEDebugX to help find and help resolve deadlocks.

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If your development workstation is based on Windows XP Service Pack 2 then this service pack will install the following Windows Embedded CE 6.0 toolkit improvements:

  • eXDI 2.0 support to help with your debugging efforts at the boot loader and hardware abstraction layer level.
  • Remote Tools Framework Support to help lay the foundation for 3rd party development of diagnostic tools.
  • CEDebugX to help find and help resolve deadlocks.
 
 

Puffing Billy Race .. I fell

May 8, 2007
Last Sunday I ran in the annual Puffing Billy Race, a race of hills against a narrow gauge tseam train.
The challenge is to beat the train and go into the draw for some prizes.
Women only have to beat a later 2nd train.
No allowance for age!
 
The main rule is that you have to stop at a crossing if the train is on or approaching the crossing.
There are about 4 crossings.
I find I need to beat it to the third crossing to able to beat the train.
 
 
This year the 2nd crossing was closed as I approached it (about 20 metres!) @#$%^
I never saw the train again until I finished.
 
With 400m to go there is a short steep down hill track that I usually accelerate on, which I did.
But alas I tripped an flew down the hill just rolling in time to protect my face.
Injuries to hand, knee, shoulder face and eye ..I’ve got a black eye.
 
I managed to get up and finish with a time about 59.20.
The train finished in 57.54 so I was still in the ball park.
The crossing stop cost me about 50 secs, and the fall a similar amount. @##$%^
 
My previous times have been 49, 51, 53, 55, 56 minutes (and one other).
I’ve beaten the train 3 out 7 times; I may be a bit past me now.
 
I was thinking during the race that maybe this would be the last time but now I have unfinished business!