The Stochastic Game

Ramblings of General Geekery

When Windows "just works": part 1 (the problem)

If you asked me a year ago what was the most awesome feature that Windows has and that MacOS doesn’t, I would have probably scratched my head for a bit, mentally sorting through all the obscure advanced things you can do with the Windows SDK and a few lines of code, or all the little things that make organizing files so much easier than with the horrible Mac Finder.

But if you ask me now, I’ll reply straight away this: mapped network drives.


You would think there’s not much to it, but this has been my biggest problem as a user when I switched to a Macbook Pro as my main machine. In the first part of this 2-part post, we’ll look at the problem. Go to part 2 for the solution I’m using.


Piecrust 0.8.0

The 0.8.0 (and even 0.8.1!) version of PieCrust has been tagged in the stable branch.

mum's lemon meringue pie

As usual:

  • I still need to write some documentation on the new and/or changed features.

  • I’m really not good at keeping a single release focused around a small set of consistent new features. I tend to pack different unrelated features mixed with bug fixes as they come to me, and the result is a bit messy.

You can read about the changes in the CHANGELOG, or keep reading for a detailed description of the highlights. Or you can just go and grab it from BitBucket or Github and trust me that it’s awesome! (but wait, you should at least read the first couple sections here below because there are a few breaking changes).