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I thought I would write a quick write up of how to create a french site in SharePoint 2007. I'm not talking about a Variation but just a plain French Site from the ground up. There were some gotchas that I felt were worth blogging about. First: go to Microsoft Telnet Article and follow the install instructions. Make sure that when you get to the download page that you select "French" as part of the drop down and you download and install the right language pack. I noticed that if you did not click ...
I recently realized the many parallels you can draw between the theory of evolution and evolving software. Evolution is not the proverbial million monkeys typing on a million typewriters, where one of them comes up with the complete works of Shakespeare. We would have noticed by now, since the proverbial monkeys are now blogging on the Internet ;-) One of the main ideas of the theory of evolution is the balance between random mutations and natural selection. Random mutations happen all the time: ...
Yesterday I drew an image on the screen. Most exciting, but ... I spent more time blogging about it then actual coding. So this next little while I'm going to streamline my game and research and simply post key notes. Quick notes on the last session: The most important thing I wanted to point out were the following methods: spriteBatch.Begin(SpriteBle... spriteBatch.Draw(sprite, position, Color.White); spriteBatch.End(); The spriteBatch object is used to draw Textures and a 2D texture ...
Here is a quick walk through of setting up your Silverlight 4 development environment. The first assumed step is that you have Visual Studio 2010 already installed and any appropriate patches. Then download the following in order and install each. Silverlight 4 Tools RC2 for Visual Studio and Silverlight 4 RTW Expression Blend 4 Release Candidate Silverlight Toolkit - Not necessary, but lots of good bits in this download. WCF RIA Services - This is also not necessary, but you should grab it just ...
Yay! Today I'm going to get into some code! My mind has been on this all day! I find it amusing how I practice, daily, to be "in the moment" or "present" and the excitement and anticipation of this project seems to snatch it away from me frequently. WELL!!! (Shakes Excitedly) Let's do this =)! Let's code! For these next few days it is my intention to better understand image rendering using XNA; after said prototypes are complete I should (fingers crossed) be able to dive into my game code using the ...
I’ve been doing a series of talks across Florida regarding Windows Phone 7 Design using Microsoft Expression Blend 4. I discuss the WP7 phone and application experience; show how to use Expression Blend toolset to effectively design such apps. Next presentation is on 5/5/2010 at 6:30PM EST will be a webcast format over LiveMeeting at Ft. Lauderdale Online group. Registration and the LiveMeeting link are both here: http://www.fladotnet.com/Re... [I will post a link if it’s recorded] ...
I realise that the topic above is likely not the most original but that’s best I could come up with. Apparently it is customary to use the first blog to introduce oneself so that’s what I’m doing here. My name is Anthony Jones, I live in a town called Halesowen part of what is known as the Black Country in England. I currently work for Union Square Software primarily with ASP.NET, C#, JavaScript and sometimes even Silverlight. I have been cutting code for the best part of 30 years (yes I do count ...
MVP in Virtual Machines Last week, on 1st April, I received an e-mail from Microsoft letting me know that I had been presented with a 2010 Microsoft® MVP Award for outstanding contributions in Virtual Machine technical communities during the past year. It was an honour to be nominated, and is a great reflection on the vibrancy of the UK user group community which made this possible. Virtualisation for developers, not just IT Pros I consider it a special honour as my expertise in virtualisation is ...
In this Issue: Max Paulousky, Hassan, Viktor Larsson, Fons Sonnemans, Jim McCurdy, Scott Marlowe, Mike Taulty, Brad Abrams, Jesse Liberty, Scott Barnes, Christopher Bennage, and John Papa and Ward Bell. Shoutouts: Tim Heuer posted a survey: What tools are the minimum to get started in Silverlight?... have you responded yet? Don't want to miss this discussion: Channel 9 Live at MIX10: Bill Buxton & Erik Meijer - Perspectives on Design Bookmark this... Jesse Liberty has moved his site: Silverlight ...
In this Issue: Andrea Boschin, Radenko Zec, Andrej Tozon, Bobby Diaz, Brad Abrams, Wolf Schmidt, Colin Eberhardt, Anand Iyer, Matthias Shapiro, Jaime Rodriguez, Bill Reiss, and Lee. Shoutouts: Cigdem has a post up about here MIX10 Interviewing experiences: MIX10 SilverlightShow Interviews Ian T. Lackey has his material up from his talk Silverlight SEO at the St. Louis .Net Users Group Not Silverlight but definitely WP7 cool, Michael Klucher reports that there are New Windows Phone Samples on Creators ...
Well, its been quite sometime since I have been able to post anything significant.Have been quite busy with some personal stuff, which required more immediate attention. Finally, got the time today to log about something. I have switched companies, I have been cussed about and world seems to have gone awry to awesome for me in the meanwhile. Any ways, back to my blogging ways again and soon I would be starting a series of blogs about WCF, and Networking stuff. Till Then, - Happy Coding ...
Why does it seem that I am always saying sorry (or in Japanese Gomennasi)? Well I am late again for blog as you can see. The CCNA class’s part 1 (also known as CCENT) was, well more intense than all of the certification classes before it. The teacher was cramming as much as he could into us during the week and it was hard to come home and do much more than fall into bed (Well I was doing still doing my Job search and checking up on my web sites and groups). But I didn’t have much left in the way ...
A customer approached me recently to ask if I had any code that demonstrated how to use STORAGE_IDENTIFICATION, which is the data structure used to get the Storage ID from a disk. I didn’t have anything, which of course sends me off writing code and blogging about it. Simple enough, right? Go read the documentation for STORAGE_IDENTIFICATION which lead me to IOCTL_DISK_GET_STORAGEID. Except that the documentation for IOCTL_DISK_GET_STORAGEID seems to have a problem. The most obvious problem is that ...
Last week on Software Craftsman Pilgrimage I was trying to organise where I will be travelling, and the companies I will be pairing with. I now have a confirmed itinerary. 9 - 11th April Alt.NET Seattle 12th April Craftsman visit with Didit (Long Island) 13th April rest day :) 14th April Craftsman visit with Obtiva (Chicago) 15th – 16th April Craftsman visit with 8th Light (Chicago) 17th – 18th April Seattle Code Camp I am looking forward to all of my visits and talking to all the smart people who ...
This weekend, we were planning on going to Mt. Rushmore, but with the weather the way it is, we decided to head south instead. So what are we going to do? A tour of different restaurants on the show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Not very original I know since there are web sites and iPhone apps dedicated to locating the establishments, but it definitely sounds like it could be some fun. We are going to leave KC tonight and go through St. Louis, Memphis, Little Rock, Dallas, Oklahoma City, and back ...
In the last two days have been trying remove “Iolo System Mechanic Professional” (With anti-virus and FireWall) from 3 of the 5 pc’s we have (3 lap tops and two Desk tops) as it was going to expire on the 13th. So I could replace them with a free anti-virus (AVG) and just use the windows fire wall. I have been using the same set up on one of my desk tops (XP Pro) for 8 months and one of the Lap tops (Vista) for 5 months. The problem was that System Mechanic did not want to go. Even after using the ...
Well it's the Friday before MIX10, and I'm officially of no use to anybody. I'll be driving up to 'Vegas Sunday ... hopefully rolling in mid-late afternoon, checking in at my $31.50/night (including WiFi) Motel, and getting registered then hanging out around registration to see who is there. First organized thing to do is 9PM, so I'm open to suggestions Sunday evening... maybe we can get a gang together for dinner ?? Monday is the Keynote ... I'm addicted to the buzz in the ballroom the first day, ...
One thing I have learned about using a Mac is that Apple does not produce very many free applications. The ones they do are typically not full featured and to get the full feature you need to buy their upgraded version. For example, when it comes to Photo editing and cataloging, iPhoto is not a solution for large files or RAW processing, you need Aperture which is a couple hundred dollars. I am not complaining because I like it when an application has a product team who generates revenue with it, ...

This is the beginning of a new blog, which is primarily going to be code bits and the like.  My idea behind this blog is to increase my breadth of blogging by providing a code centric blog space.  Some of these posts will be cross-posts, some of them will be code specific collations of blogs from all the other various places I post.

Basically, this is my code blog repository.  Thanks for reading.

Maybe this concept is simpler for me because of all the jobs I've been on over the years requiring security clearances. I've signed quite a few NDA forms. Some for big companies, some for small, but the meaning of "NDA" remains constant: Non-Disclosure Agreement. To me, that takes no further explanation, but apparently it's confusing to some people, and I don't understand how you can be confused. The papers I signed with the U.S. Army in 1970 read "10 years and $10,000" for a violation... can't imagine ...
Yes it has been over a month and half since I last posted but, I have been really busy. First trying to find a job, study for certification, create Web sites and the holidays. Then after that more studying, taking more classes (Network+ and Security+), looking for work, two job fairs, create more Web site (currently 7), maintained the Web sites and certification test. I mean some days I didn’t even want to look at my computers (the 2nd one is mostly for my group and Web sites work.). Plus I am trying ...
As someone who loves technology, I was very interested in the Apple announcement this past week. I read some of the live blogging during Steve’s presentation and have read some of the pundit blogs in the last few days. Most of the reactions I’ve seen are either: Apple hit it out of the ballpark (see Apple ][, Mac Plus, original iMac, iPod, iPhone) or Apple just delivered another dud (see Apple Lisa, first Mac laptop, 20th Anniversary Mac, Mac Cube, Apple TV). So which is it? I think the iPad will ...
In this Issue: Jeremy Likness, Bob Bartholomay, Richard Waddell, Damian Schenkelman, and Shawn Wildermuth(2). Shoutouts: Jesse Liberty announced Silverlight HVP Proof Of Concept Released! ... on schedule and exceeds the promise. Jesse also posted a great picture Worth A Thousand Words to clarify the recent HVP posts. Be sure to click on the image to get it full-size. Shawn Wildermuth is asking you to Vote for My Sessions at MIX '10... you may want to check out the other sessions while you're voting ...
So, we're into 2010. I haven't been doing too much blogging of late, but here we go for another year.I've been doing a whole bunch of Mobile Line Of Business Applications, based on a common web-service infrastructure. This has let me build both iPhone and Windows Mobile based front ends; as well as traditional (dare I say it) web applications.Anyway, more to come over the next few days.+ Happy New Year ...
Woke up this morning to an email letting me know that I’ve been renewed as an MVP in C# again this year! Almost didn’t see it as my junk mail filters kicked in and delivered it to my junk folder. Need to fix those rules. :) This makes the third year in a row that I’ve been an MVP. It seems like it was just yesterday when I received that first email. The last year (especially the last half) has been very busy working on the book and my blogging and discussion board activity have slowed down a lot. ...
Wow, it only seems like just last week I was sitting at my PC trying to determine what I was going to concentrate on in software development for 2009. I had also just started the Frederick .NET User Group (FredNUG) in September 2008 and I was trying to figure out how to get speakers scheduled. Then, things started to quickly fall into place. My local INETA mentor, Frank La Vigne, provided me with a few names of well respected .NET MVPs who would most likely be interested in speaking at FredNUG. (Thanks ...
In this Issue: Jeff Prosise(2), Chris Klug(2), Laurent Bugnion, Jeff Blankenburg(2, 3), Gill Cleeren(2, 3, 4), Fredrik Normén. Shoutouts: Alan Mendelevich announced Stock Chart for WPF & Silverlight 1.1 Released ... free WPF and Silverlight charting control. Just for fun: SnowCrystals.com From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight 4's New Local File System Support Jeff Prosise has a post up on accessing the local file system with Silverlight 4B. Remember this is only with elevated permissions. Silverlight's ...
As you can tell by the gap in the posting dates it has been a while since I last posted on this blog. With all that has been happening in my personal as well as professional life, blogging has taken a back seat. Many things have happened since I last posted. I won't enumerate them, but let's just say life has been exciting to say the least. One of the more exciting events in my life been the appointment to a new position at Algonquin RegionHigh School as a Programming & Math Teacher. As great ...
In this Issue: Damian Schenkelman, Zoltan Arvai, Deborah Kurata, David Poll, Fredrik Normén, Victor Gaudioso(2), Adam Kinney(2, 3), Karl Shifflett, and Gill Cleeren(2). Shoutout: Jeremy Likness has a great post describing how to Host WCF as Windows Service without Installing Bea Stollnitz announced her new site/venture: Zag Studio’s web site... good luck Bea, and I hope you keep blogging good stuff! From SilverlightCream.com: Will Silverlight 4 ICommand support simplify using commands in Prism? Damian ...

I enrolled in the EBMA program at the University of Iowa last fall so i've been extremly busy.  I've decided to take a year off from that program so i can focus on getting my work place up to snuff and my skillset up to snuff.  Just wanted to drop a quick note to let you all know i'll be blogging again.

I met Robin back in Roanoke, VA about 6 years ago at the first meeting of the Roanoke Valley .NET User Group. She loves to point out that this meeting also happened to be at an IHOP (hey, it was my first user group and it seemed like a good idea at the time...) Robin and I became fast friends and she inherited the user group after I moved away and has kept it going strong to this very day. She is definitely one of the coolest people I know, but I'll let you find that out for yourself, by reading ...
Between work, life and umm... more work, I haven't really had much time for blogging *lately. (*for varying definitions of lately, the most accepted being "several months.") It hasn't helped that 99% of the random crap I usually spew onto this blog could apparently be summarized in 140 characters or less. Looking back, I guess Twitter damn near killed this blog. That and being **extremely sick over the last few weeks didn't help much either. (**Diabetes sucks, whether you ignore it or not. I've tried ...
In this Issue: Shawn Wildermuth, Andrej Tozon, Mark Monster, AfricanGeek, Allan Muller, nmarun, David Anson, Jesse Bishop, Fredrik Normén, Alan Mendelevich, and Laurent Duveau. Shoutout: The Thirsty Developer posted a new PodCast last week: Thirsty Developer 79: Tim Heuer on Silverlight 4 If you've got something good posted and haven't seen it yet, kick my tires. With the new bits hitting just before I was gone for 4 days, I just counted and have 52 tagged posts queued up... I'll get there, it's ...
Prototype This time we will have a basic prototype ready for the public website. The design will be kept simple so that we could concentrate on the main task at hand. Later on we will enable theming,so that the user could customize the blog to their heart's content. The landing page looks like in the figure below. Create a "Blog" folder under the "Views" folder in the website. Add an aspx and copy the below markup and name it "List.aspx". <%@ Page Title="" Language="C#" MasterPageFile="~/Views/Sha... ...
In this Issue: Rene Schulte, Jason Harper, Brad Abrams, John Papa, Jeremy Likness, Jeff Wilcox, Fredrik Normén, Tim Heuer, Shawn Wildermuth, and Andrej Tozon. Shoutouts: Ward Bell has a PDF up of PDC 2009 Session Links -- thanks Ward! Tim Heuer also has posted a Microsoft PDC09 and Silverlight Round-up... I'm adding this to the Silverlight Links in the WynApse.com outlookbar. Don't forget that Loek van den Ouweland and Fons Sonnemans have SilverlightXP up and running full of resources... They'd like ...
I’m going to be looking at a few different languages and blogging my thoughts. I am not a language dork so it will probably be mostly wrong. The languages I care about are c# (which is what I mostly use), javascript (which I love) and ruby (which everyone else loves). This post is part of a series comparing the language features of the C#, Javascript and Ruby programming languages. Part 1: Installation and hello world Part 2: Variables Part 3: Classes Installation C# is installed by installing visual ...
Silverlight has come to an age from WPF/E days and today 4.0 version was launched. Features includes: Support for enterprise applications: Printing support: Silverlight application can print itself, how the content is formatted when printed, and determine the content that will appear. It even has capabilities to print a portion of the Silverlight content. RichTextArea control / WebBrowser Control: The RichTextArea has Bi-Di support, allows hyperlinks, XAML content, and embedding of images. It also ...
In this Issue: Andrej Tozon, Deborah Kurata, Avi Pilosof, Andrea Boschin, Andy Beaulieu, Damian Schenkelman, smartyP, Kirupa, Alexey Zakharov, and Victor Gaudioso. Shoutout: Yikes... if you haven't seen this yet... GO THERE NOW: My Christmas Catalog For all you 3D enthusiasts, Einar Ingebretsen has announced an Upcoming Balder release From SilverlightCream.com: Exploring Silverlight behaviors: look Ma, no code! Andrej Tozon built a Halloween sound player using Expression Blend and Behaviors ... then ...
In this Issue: XamlNinja, Zoltan Arvai, Alan Mendelevich, Dimitris - Ilias Gkanatsios, Chris Klug, Pete Brown, Fons Sonnemans, Tim Heuer, Jeff Prosise, and Mark Miller Shoutouts: Corey Miller posted a User Experience Review post that's a good read. Jeff Wilcox announced The Silverlight Toolkit - now in the Microsoft Web Platform Installer Andrew Duthie blogged about the Freescale Sensor Badge - Fun Gadget! ... get yours! Laurent Bugnion announced another early release of his MVVM Light Toolkit V3 ...
HelloWorld I’ll start blogging extensively from the end of this month, when I finish my studies and back to work. In the mean time, you can follow my twits at @maxonweb Have a great day! Cheers, Max Technorati Tags: maxonweb,GeeksWithBlogs ...
In this Issue: Bob Thomson/Storm Ideas, Danijel Stulic , René Schulte, Jesse Liberty, Windows Client.NET, Sergey Barskity, Jeff Prosise, Vikram Pendse, Frank La Vigne, and Tim Greenfield. Shoutout: Damian Schenkelman posted that Prism 2.1 (Composite Application Guidance for WPF & Silverlight 3) just released (updated version for Silverlight 3) When you think User Group you think of a bunch of geeks sitting around, but holy crap... check out this stellar crew: Launch of the Dutch Silverlight and ...
I’ve taught a number of classes recently to people who are just getting started as software developers either as a way to change careers and move into our profession or just to people who love computers and want to learn more about how to program. I personally love these types of classes as they differ so much from the standard SharePoint or Silverlight type course where the average student is fairly skilled and the questions and interaction from students is very technical. In an introduction type ...
Okay, I know that I haven't posted much on the sessions as of yet, however I thought I would do that after this post. Overall the conference was outstanding. I was told that there were over 8000 people in attendance. It was really well run and the attendees were constantly doing something constructive and worthwhile. The evening events were spectacular and a lot of fun. The Microsoft folks sure know how to throw a party. I was talking to some folks that have been networking with and they asked me ...
Don’t know how I missed blogging this along with everything else, but the Release data for VS 2010 and .Net 4.0 has been announced as March 22, 2010. Technorati Tags: VS2010,.Net 4 ...
I've decided to go with my own blogging site. Enjoy it: daniel-pavelescu.ro
So, it appears that the FTC is now getting into the business of regulating BLOG's and the disclosure of those who blog. So, if you are blogging to promote your business or are receiving some kind of goodies from a vendor for blogging about their products, services, etc. You may want to look at these two sites: · Miller Canfield · FTC Guidelines Have a look and enjoy ...
Today (technically yesterday, since it’s 3:26 AM already while I’m starting this), Mr. Adam Mohamed Meligy finally arrived home, after staying 9.5 days in nursery. This –dear audience- given Mr. Adam arrived to our world only in October 5, 2009, a date that the entire world will (sooner or later) always remember! Mr. Adam is now taking a personal cover, pretending to be a normal baby, while he is pretty professional, he cannot sometimes hide his special natures, being relatively quiet compared to ...
So I will be away for a good two months (subject to conditions). The next project seems interesting and challenging and I hope I can squeeze out as many valuables from it as I can (;

My blogging frequency might take a hit, but I'll try to keep up.

See you soon.
First I'd like to congratulate all the returning MVPs, and all the new ones... fun awaits and I hope to see you all at the Summit! I'd particularly like to call out people I know that have just become Silverlight MVPS. Tim Heuer did a great post with links to everyone, so I won't repeat that. Bryant Likes -- wow... it's been a well-earned award all the way back to rolling that gear, Bryant :) Jeff Paries ... if you're not familiar with Jeff, you should be... Jeff is the animation master of Silverlight! ...
Beware of geeks bearing gifts... I just got notification that I won one of the monthly "stupid prizes for smart people" from Community Credit. Thanks to David Silverlight for founding this great program. I'm sure productivity in my office will soar once I install my new Desktop Swing Ball: I've only started blogging regularly recently, and am working on overcoming my natural shyness to try to volunteer to help out more with the St. Louis .NET community. I hope that sometime in the near future, I'll ...