Feb 5 2013

Install Cinder on Windows 7

We were fortunate enough to have Andrew Bell, the creator of Cinder, come to work and speak last Friday.  After he showed us the cool things you can do with Cinder, I spent some time this weekend installing Cinder and its dependencies on Windows 7.  There were a few snafus that I ran into, so I figured I’d document them here in the hopes it’ll make others’ lives easier.

Here’s the official install guide for Cinder on Windows.  For convenience, I’ve archived all of the things that you have to download into one zip file that you can download here.  It includes Cinder 0.8.4, Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2010 Express Edition, the Windows Platform SDK, the DirectX SDK, and the QuickTime SDK. Continue reading


May 2 2011

Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 7

Apparently you can’t use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to a computer running Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic and Home Premium editions.  This strikes me as ridiculous, especially since most new machines are shipping with Windows 7 Home Premium.

But, I found an interesting posting that discusses How To Enable Remote Desktop Connection In Windows 7 Home Premium Edition.