Installers Don’t be Scary

Was writing another post when this giant orb with green arcing electricity suddenly appeared in the centre of my screen.  It was some kind of green electronic baleful eye…after a little while it disappeared and I was left thinking – has it happened? Machine sentience?  Big brother is watching?  I’d better finish my post?

Turns out it was the installer for some Microsoft Visual Redistributable as a couple seconds later the usual dialog for the EULA appeared – I was installing Game of Thrones in the background and had totally forgotten – but probably a good note – help your users remember who you are and put your name on your artsy logo.  Maybe don’t make it a splash screen that’s not in a window that can be hidden or moved, since they could have been working on something else.

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