Checking for MSDeploy in Inno Setup

At my work, we use Inno Setup to deploy ASP.NET web packages. With PowerShell we set various parameters and call MSDeploy to deploy the package to IIS. A problem we faced recently was that MSDeploy was not installed on the server. We needed to check before running the wizard if MSDeploy was installed.


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GOG, a praise.

GOG is a digital game distribution site. It is comparable to Steam, but it doesn’t have a DRM like Steam does and offers a better price.

GOG and Steam

The fact that GOG doesn’t have a DRM is, in my eyes, one of the biggest pluses. When the service goes down, temporarily or forever, you still have your local copy. Even when your account gets banned, you still have the local copies.

The biggest downside is that you currently miss some of the convenience Steam offers. One of those conveniences is auto-updating. This is something I currently miss, but it will be addressed soon with GOG Galaxy, an OPTIONAL client.


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Why I think Firefox SHOULD implement EME

As you might’ve read on the internet before now, Firefox will implement EME(Encrypted Media Extensions). While the internet is in uproar about this, I think they do not have a choice.

What is EME

EME is a JavaScript API to play encrypted media. This would mainly include videos. You can think about encrypting Netflix and Youtube video’s. With this, they should be able to protect copyrighted materials. ¬†For this, the browser needs an extension to communicate with a license server to get keys to enable decryption of the media.

When talking about Netflix, a usage could be that EME would authenticate you as a user, determine your identity and permissions and decide if you’re able to decrypt the file and play it.

The decryption is done by the Content Decryption Module. This is a client side or hardware module. It receives a license from the License (Key) Server and eventually decrypt and decode it.


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