Development Machine Updated, and IDE(s) restarted..

It’s been a while, and Life <-> DIY <-> Work <-> Foss had ratio problems.

The DIY still needs to be done,

Work pays for the mortgage (just)

Foss went to sleep

and it felt like life was get-up, work, come home, eat, sleep – repeat

Well the Daylight hours (Minutes currently) are getting longer, and that means things a re starting to dry out, and Foss gets a little look-in.


Has had a few long standing issues corrected, and a few features added.


Is undergoing a revamp into .net 4.5.1, new CBFS, and new performance measurements –> improvements.

Amalgam, has bee parked as Eldos’s version is pretty good.

WinAFred is private still, and trackers seems to have been hijacked by stale hangers-on in the Codeplex (I want to be a developer email) domain”” Winking smile


WinAFRED vs Liquesce RC2

First off; a reminder of what WinAFRED is:
Windows Add File Read Edit Delete tester,
– Uses standard Client C# .Net 4 to perform some scenario testing,
– Now comes with Fermenter, which just creates the specified number of files (or directories) as fast as possible,
– Shows the timings of those actions

Liquesce now has a performance page, which I will use to track the changes and test scenario results.

The idea is to stress test and attempt to recreate some issues that users have been seeing in certain OS versions.

If you have some ideas of how and what can be tested, then please add them to the WinAFRED site.

Liquesce–Testing Alpha 5

Bad news Sad smile. It seems between the release of Alpha 4 and the developments I have been doing to speed up the file processing, has broken the fundamental usage of the service. i.e. it cannot create a file!
This is where “WinAFRED Tester” should have been able to help me, but I haven’t got the time to create the code behind that at the moment.
And to remove even more time, it’s Christmas!

Looks like I will have to take a step back and start some basic tests again, perhaps even fill in the first code steps for the “Tester”.

Enjoy your season break, and I’ll catch up in the new year.Mug

It’s been quiet…

Yes it has. This is down to several reasons, the main one being that my Media-Vault died, and I have been trying to find out which component it might be.
Things tried (So Far)

  • Unplug everything,
  • Swap memory
  • Swap Video card
  • Remove from case
  • Use a different power supply
  • Finally get hold of a Motherboard speaker to see if there are any “beeps”

The Result.. Still died! The problem is that the M?B has leds for the power switches on board, and when pressed it appears to kick into life, just no POST, or Video Sync reset signals are sent, and now definitely no POST BEEP codes.

So what’s left ? Well I have scoured the Net and managed to buy some bits (Not new !) to see if I can swap the CPU and – or the M/B to see if they have both have both turned the silicon back into solid sand.

A New Project ?

On the side I have been getting ideas on how to test Liquesce, and it’s various flavours of development. So I am introducing the WinAFRED Tester –

Windows Add File Read Edit Delete Tester..

So Any ideas on how to push this forward and edge cases you have come across when connecting your windows to things like USB / Cloud / Virtual / FTP Extenders File Systems would be greatly accepted. Go to and post your requests.