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How to get Inno Setup to unzip a file it installed.

A while back I posted C source code for a DLL and examples for extracting ZIP files from within an Inno Setup installer.  It was overkill.  There is no need to use any external DLL file with Inno Setup to extract a ZIP file to a given directory.  Just add this snippet to your ISS file, right below the code section.

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Kiwi IRC Client Send Button

I've been having issues with Apple iOS/iPad/iPhone users on the Kiwi IRC client not being able to chat because of the lack of a "Send Button."  Since I don't currently own any iOS product, I could only go by their words and frustrations.  Today I finally got around to writing a plugin that…

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That was then, this is now.

I think it was around 5 years ago during a telephone conversation with my mother that she asked me "What do you really think of this religion stuff?"  I can't recall my exact answer but I know that it was an incredibly reluctant and wishy-washy answer and I swear if there had been a rooster around, it would have…

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Concerto in C-Sharp Major for Trumpet and Turkey Buzzards

A while ago we started to notice a lot of healthy tree parts strewn all over our backyard, especially in the area under a particular stand of pine trees.

Now, various flora scattered about the yard is nothing new to us since we have quite a large variety of plants, and on windy days all sorts of stuff ends up everywhere, but it looked as if someone had taken a chainsaw and purposely decided to do some unnecessary pine tree trimming.

Not such a good thing…

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A Postscript Regarding the Renovation

I learned quite a few things when we renovated my bathroom.  Before any work began I learned a lot about toilets, and about how useless some designers can be.  Throughout the duration of the work I learned that there are always surprises waiting behind walls, and under the floors.  But this was something I already knew since we are no strangers to renovations.  But it was not until the work was done, and I experienced using my new bathroom that I really learned some things.


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The call of the wild.

Having lived in my new apartment for almost a month, I have noticed a disturbing emptiness, an emptiness that I never expected; my refrigerator does not sing to me.

Through the last six years or so, I have had the opportunity to visit friends residing in most of the other apartments in this particular complex.  In each of them, identical models of refrigerators stand and each has it's own unique call.  Amber's refrigerator at times would…

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The accumulation of crap.

When I first moved to Arizona, the only possessions I came with were the ones that would fit in the backseat and trunk of my Chevy Corsica.  By the time I moved into my last apartment, it took a dozen or more car loads in addition to professional movers.  Where did all this stuff come from?

As I step into the next phase of my life and into a new residence, I have reversed course and got it all down to a couple car loads and…

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Two years later.

I was recently asked if I blamed God when Amber died.  The answer was an instantaneous “No.”  I didn’t blame God, I blamed myself for every part of it.  My walk within my faith may have been drifting all over the road at the time, but I never lost sight of God down that road.  It is because of that, I listened when my friend, defacto brother and brother in Christ, Michael gave me some advice that if I truly felt at fault, then all I need to do is…

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