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Jesse Liberty posted a Key Frame Animation article From SilverlightCream.com: Key Frame Animation Jesse Liberty is trying out blogging at GeeksWithBlogs and continues his investigation of Silverlight Animation from there... great article, Jesse! Stay in the 'Light! Silverlight News on Twitter | Silverlight Tagged Web Articles | My Articles | My Tutorials | My Tooltips | SilverlightCream ...
We are announcing our third meeting of DC ALT.NET on February 20th at 7PM. The meeting this month will bring ALT.NET to Reston, Virginia and the Stelligent headquarters. I want to thank Jay Flowers for offering his office as our get together. The food and booze will be provided by Stelligent, so a big thanks to them! Oh, and they are hiring if anyone is interesting (schilling off). I'm glad to see Jay's back blogging again as well, even though he is doing Java stuff now... :-) Oh, and I'd like to ...
I came across a new error message I havent seen before today so blogging about it incase anyone else happens to come across it. The scenario was: 1. my orchestration sent a message to the send port 2. The send port would retry and then suspend with the following error message (which was also written to the event log) "A failure occurred when loading the configuration XML DOM." As sometimes happens the error message is not that clear and there wasnt anything on google about it. The cause of the problem ...
and the Artificial Key won. I don't know what my problem is with artificial keys. I am a HUGE advocate of natural keys. My problem is, I tend to use "natural" keys where one really doesn't exist. For some reason, I am fixated on avoiding duplication. However, I tend forget what is an appropriate duplication and what isn't. Take the following example: What do I care if someone duplicates a URL? I mean, really...does it matter if the same link is listed twice? It does NOT. Sheesh! I am just killing ...
Today, I purchased my tickets to go to Seattle for the MVP Summit which will be held in April. The MVP Global Summit is a four-day invitation-only event hosted at the Washington State Trade and Convention Center in Seattle and at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington. With more than 400 sessions and a variety of networking opportunities, the MVP Global Summit enables Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) and Regional Directors (RDs) to: Connect with other MVPs and RDs Engage with Microsoft ...
Well, I have been thinking about hopping on the blogwagon for quite a while. Now, I have finally done it. For a brief introduction to me, I am a software developer of 13 years and an Agilist. I am currently at a new start-up company, Xcis-Software. As you can imagine, my responsibilities are extensive. I see this as a unique opportunity to put Agile into practice from many different perspectives. My intent for this blog is not to provide brilliant insight to the masses. Certainly, my insight is very ...
One of my new year's resolutions was to start blogging on a more regular basis, and here I am on January 16th with my first post of the year. It's amazing to look back over the past year and see how much technology has changed, at least in my little world. I have been an xml geek for the better part of this century (sounds more impressive that way than saying around 8 years). I still love xml, but begun exploring several other paths over the past 12 months (ESBs, Ajax, Silverlight, Orcas, etc.) before ...
Yes, it's true. I've packed my bags and am moving to a new location. For those of you with RSS Readers, please change your feed subscriptions to use my new feedburner location. I do not plan to do any new posts on GeeksWithBlogs with the possible exception of a few redirection reminders. For the rest of you, you can see my shiny new blog on caffeinatedCoder.com. It may not look like it, but I've spent quite a few late nights over the past few weeks dusting off my PHP and CSS skills so that I could ...
My official "homage to Justice Gray" guest blog post has just been published. Besides providing me with some of the most fun I've had in blogging yet, this post also inspired me to finally learn some basic photo editing skills (beyond just cropping and resizing) so that I could provide some appropriate visual aids to go with the post. Many thanks to my lovely wife for sharing some of her image manipulation prowess with me and to the creator of paint.net for providing such an awesome free tool. I ...
Hi All, This is Lakshmi Murthy and i am a biztalk enthusiast. I have been awarded my third consecutive MVP Award in BizTalk Server technology for this year. I have been blogging for many years now and you can find my blog posts in BizTalk and other related technologies at http://techsavygal.wordpres... (old blog : http://techsavygal.blogspot... Microsoft has released RFID platform in September last year as a part of BizTalk Server 2006 R2 Release. BizTalk RFID enables to integrate disparate ...
I've been seeing several people blogging about the free Microsoft Press E-Book offer. All you need to do is register and you get access to 3 e-books from Microsoft Press that you can download in PDF format. If you pay close attention to the details for each book, you will notice that these aren't full copies of the books. The only one that appears to be a full copy, based on the listed chapters and the actual table of contents in the PDF, is Introducing Microsoft LINQ. The other two e-books only ...
Right in the middle between holiday season and my birthday is CES. A joyous occasion for me. Every year I hold off on my major electronics purchases until I see all the news from here. Every year I get sour about my current gear. So be warned. Especially when you see things that are "5-10 years out" as usually presented in the keynote. I love to get disappointed with my current digital state and impatient waiting for all the new stuff to ship. I know. Sad. I love watching the keynote and following ...
Here is an outline of the Honors Programming II class that I'll be teaching next semester which begins next week. The curriculum that I'll be using for C# was written by Digipen and Microsoft. Introduction to C# C# Types & Variables C# Input & Output C# Expressions & Operators C# Functions & Flow Control C# Classes C# Arrays C# Structures The curriculum that I'll be using for some of the XNA training will come from Bill Reiss and Blue Rose Games. Introduction to XNA Getting Started ...
woke up early. really early. Still functioning on Central time. checked email for a bit then got up and started working. First thing we did was talk about level design for a bit. Captured a little video and then we made a quick trip out to pick up some Woodchuck (cider), Peach Fresca and a large drawing tablet so I could work on some rough sketches for the level design. I also had an opportunity to have lunch w/ some of the VB team from Microsoft, specifically Paul Yuknewicz, Amanda Silver & ...
It appears Michael Schwarz might be blogging Silverlight again, so we might be in store for some good in-depth articles like the ones he was doing last year! I'll blog it in a Cream post later, but he brought up the "Rectangles, Path, and Line" comparison again that we'd discussed at length back when Silverlight was still WPF/E. I have an article and a tooltip about this on my site, and even with the latest versions of Silverlight, the issue holds true. The first one came out of the forum discussion ...
Even though I've been blogging since June 2006, I really started consistently blogging in November of that year with it really picking up in 2007. Borrowing a concept from many of the bloggers that I read regularly, I wanted to review how my blog did over the last year. I only started tracking blog statistics through Google Analytics since the end of September 2007. My site usage for September 2007 through December 2007 was 36,371 visits from 146 different countries. The top 5 are: United States ...
Ok, this isn't necessarily up-to-the-minute news, as Sean posted about his leaving Microsoft on December 20. However I'm not sure if many outside the MVP program had any exposure to him, and my brief meeting with him left enough of an impression that I'd be blogging about him here. At the Canadian UG Summit this past November we held it simultaneously with the Canadian MVP Summit in Vancouver as well. We (the user group leaders) were invited to attend the MVP keynote and discussion period. Sean delivered ...
See all these 2X4's? That is why I posted no Silverlight of my own during the holidays.... none of that framing was there on Dec 23rd, and shortly it will all be painted white and be screened in... 350 square feet of "Arizona Room", and boy am I glad I don't do THAT for a living! After reading Mike Palermo's Post about tripling his blog posting in 2008, and Jesse Liberty's Post about posting a Tip of the Day at least 5 days a week beginning today, I thought I'd take that challenge myself :) With ...
Just got the good news: I am a MVP for one more year :-) My first MVP award last year was for ASP.NET, but due to my new tasks in the field of WPF and Silverlight, I've been awarded one for Client Application Development this year. I think it makes sense, since my activities are really focused on the client (not just the UI, but mainly), and this is also what I have been blogging and speaking about last year. Read the rest of this entry » ...
It's time for the next installment of the monthly Caffeinated Codey awards, where the link love flows for my favorite posts from the month. For Most Obsessive Blog Comment Recovery Operation...Eric Sink for his post Be My Support Group. After losing a lengthy blog comment due to a random Firefox error, Eric describes his multi-hour effort to recover the data using a packet sniffer and some url-decoding. Eric has long since joined the dark side of the force (business and marketing), so can you imagine ...
Just over six months ago (at the end of June 2007), I started on a path to becoming a better developer. This was a movement started by the impressive, charismatic and sexy blogger Justice Gray (the check is in the mail right?). He hand picked me to be in on the first generation of developers dedicated to focusing the next six months of their lives to becoming a better developer. I immediately hopped on board (by "immediately" I mean after several nagging emails from Justice to get started) this movement ...
I have a confession to make that will probably seem scandalous to all of you hip technophiles. I just don't understand the allure of Twitter and other micro-blogging platforms. I definitely see how Twitter could be a formidable weapon in the social networking arsenal of a teenager, but I am just not convinced that it is a positive development in the professional realm. It's not that I don't value formats and technologies that encourage conciseness and lower the barrier to entry for publishing. By ...
Don't be jealous, but I finally got an official T-shirt from my favorite political affiliation. I also got a bunch of chocolate covered espresso beans in my stocking interspersed with all the coal, so you can expect those late night blogging sessions to continue for a while. I have to admit that I was a little surprised that Santa still gives out coal. Sure, it makes economic sense due to the falling coal prices in 2007, but hasn't he heard that coal has been labeled "Environmental Enemy Number 1". ...
I just caught up on my Fake Steve Jobs reading and I am now convinced that Microsoft's approach to the blogger problem completely lacks imagination and style. When faced with the likes of Scott Hanselman, Phil Haack, and Rob Conery, Microsoft takes the sissy approach of hiring them and keeping them so busy on cool projects that they use up most of their blogging wiggles and focus their remaining writing energy on sharing about the projects they are feverishly working on. By contrast, it appears that ...
November 18, 2005 was a day. I don't know that there was anything tremendously special about it...nothing that stands out. And yet the days leading up to it held one of the most important decisions of my professional life: I emailed a request to join this online blogging community, Geeks With Blogs. Since that day just over two years ago, being part of this community has paid back in more than just a place to express my thoughts and views. I've connected with so many fantastic people, and made so ...
Last year we tried and failed. (Ok, we had a LOT of fun, and got a lot done... but we didnt finish.) We were too ambitious, we tried to do too much (we quite possibly also hit the pub and drank too much) and most importantly we let Jason get a little carried away with the whole Framework thing... This year things are going to be different. I've got a plan. We're using TorqueX... We're using the Platformer Starter Kit... George is doing graphics. Jason and I are doing programming and I'm helping George ...
I've had a few people asking me where I've been lately. The answer I'd really like to give would involve being taken away from this planet to fight a war for an alien race based on my scores on a video game..... But that's been done, I think. The truth is rather mundane, as it turns out. I took new employment with a company (8.7 miles from my house). This new job doesn't require a plane, nor does it require bi-weekly drives to Atlanta (much as I liked seeing the crew there). Don't get me wrong, though. ...
This is my 01100100'th post (that's 0x0064 in hex for you script kiddies). That means that I get free reign to wax nostalgic and talk about deeply philosophical, thought-provoking topics like...monkeys. For those of you who are not well versed in inspirational parables, the hundredth monkey effect refers to how an idea can spread like wildfire once it reaches a critical mass of people. The name originally comes from a research study involving monkeys and sweet potatoes that was supposedly done by ...
Tamer Zaki used to be one of the closest coworkers to me although we have worked together only once in Hot Potato. He's the kind of a guy who believes in having one direction and following it, while reading in many other areas as well, just enlarge your horizon. We used to talk for so long every other day and I've learned a lot from his ability of "connecting the dots" that I sometimes didn't see their connection that well, and, if now believe I have a fair analysis capabilities, he shoudl be thanked ...
One year ago today I blogged my first 'article' on WPF/E. WPF/E CTP'd on December 4, 2006. I didn't see it until the 6th. I read about it and was confused, but I kept going back to it, and kept playing with the QuickStart. Finally I started to catch on and thought there may be something to all this. I got to go to MIX '07 in May 2007, and WPF/E became Silverlight and exploded all over the web. On July 1, I was awarded MVP: Visual Developer - Client Application Development, 'nuff said! I'm sitting ...
Recently, Jeff posted a picture of a cake he baked in celebration of Chris Williams overtaking Tariq in the GWB posting ratings. How nice. However, we must not ignore the inevitable: Just like Bret Hart who held the WWE championship with the Hart Foundation for so many years, so it will be with GWB that a Canadian will soon be atop the GWB rankings and all will realize that we're not just a hockey loving, beer chugging, toque wearing country of Tim Horton junkies...no doot aboot it. So to Jeff, I ...
In the past I have had an aversion to link list posts. I have picked up a large number of blog subscriptions and most of these lists just contain what I have already seen. Lately my opinion has changed slightly. I am trying to evangelize within the company that I work for. In order to grow awareness of what is going on in the community as a whole I have started sending out emails with a distilled list of blog links. I figure if I have already found what I think are the jewels I can save others the ...
In a previous post, I covered a lot of the early happenings within the ASP.NET MVC Framework. Since Scott Guthrie started blogging about ASP.NET MVC, there have been follow-on articles. Here are the latest information about ASP.NET MVC: ASP.NET MVC Framework Part 2 (URL Routing) in which Scott Guthrie drills down deep into the built-in capabilities of the URL routing within ASP.NET MVC. For those chomping at the bit to get this code, this is another great post in the series. An Architectural View ...
Over the next month or two I will be blogging about a topic that is likely to make you think. If I were to ask you what your perfect work environment was, what would you say? I would like you to think about the people you work with. If you could work with anyone you wanted to and have your boss be anyone you wanted, who would it be (or you could be the boss)? I would like you to think about programming languages. Would you pick just one or would you like to leave the door open to whatever best fit ...
My name is Chris and I spend most of my days for my employer working on a myriad of projects and systems in the criminal justice arena. I work mainly in .NET (VB to be specific) but I am no longer afraid of things like C# and Java. Somewhere along the line I told someone I knew something about XML too. Most of my days are split between being a "product/project leader" for one of our mobile solutions and also as the interfaces guy. I get to spend a lot of my interface guy time lecturing about SOA, ...
(This will be a live blogging event: I'll be updating this post throughout the discussion, so refresh often) The Intro Justice is lavishing the man-love on Jeffery Palermo. Things you might be offended by in this session: - Woman beating up men. - A 5 condition if statement - Rampaging masculenity- The Mad Mexican - Fantastic shirts (There were a few others) "Grab your testes, and lets go on a ride to Sexy Town" "Django, Rails, and MonoRails is all hippy speak." Nice So What's The Big Deal? OMG...Justice ...
I'm just discovering twitter and like blogging it helps if you follow / read interesting people. So who do you follow on Twitter that would be worth my while to follow? Or is twitter just a lot of noise that interrupts your day, feel free to let me know. So far I've found the following notable people who's blogs I enjoy: Dave Winer Ray Lewallen Mike Gunderloy Jeff Atwood Scott Hanselman My twitter is http://twitter.com/Rowser should you car to listen to my ramblings ...
Day 1 of our little Dev Teach adventure seems like it was enough to fill an entire week already! Others have already started blogging about it, so make sure to keep an eye on those who are here and commenting on the general happenings around Dev Teach. But I digress, back to Day 1. UG Summit Monday was the User Group summit, which Microsoft graciously hosted for us at their new downtown Vancouver offices. This also coincided with the Canadian MVP summit at the same location. Our user group discussions ...
I have now been blogging since June 2005 and back around the middle of the year I started realising that my original blog at geekswithblogs.net/wallabyfan had got to the point where it was attracting 8,000 - 10,000 hits a month, I also started reading reports that advertising via web was really taking off and that it was possible to earn something of an income from either a Blog or a Web Site, and so from that I started looking at possibilities. Don't get me wrong, geekswithblogs.net is a really ...

Hello All,

I'm now blogging regularly here: http://mobeamer.blogspot.com/

Thanks!

 

Everyone is blogging about VS2008, and that's great. I certainly don't have to. SO what am I so excited about? Well duh... XNA 2.0 of course. See the announcement here: http://blogs.msdn.com/xna/a... and here: http://creators.xna.com/bet... and of course here: http://www.ziggyware.com/ne... Yeah it's only a beta, but it's still chock full of Game-Devy Goodness. Why are you still reading this ...
Since my new iPod Touch requires that I use iTunes (which is, incidentally, incompatible with Vista x64!), I've had to scrap my use of Anapod Explorer (note: unlike what the site says, it really is not compatible with all iPod models on the market). Unfortunately, I really hate iTunes. I've worked extremely hard to prevent it and QuickTime from being installed on my PCs over the years, but with the omission of disk mode from the iPod Touch and the iPhone, I've had to suck it up. That doesn't mean ...
http://blogs.msdn.com/xna/a... If you're too lazy (or excited) to click, keep reading: XNA Game Studio 2.0 Beta Available Soon Michael Klucher Program Manager - XNA Community Game Platform It's been a while since we posted on the upcoming XNA Game Studio 2.0 release. The good news is that there will be a XNA Game Studio 2.0 beta available for you to download very soon! This beta is considered "feature complete." This means that while we still ...
Early Cream today from folks that submitted to me, I'll post more later: Michael Washington comes back again with a Silverlight Control Article, this time in 1.1 and Jim Thull has started blogging about Media and Expression Encoder From SilverlightCream.com: Silverlight Media and Expression Encoder Jim Thill has started a blog on Media and Expression Encoder, and should be valuable info considering he works on the Silverlight Media Team :) Silverlight 1.1 Control Tutorial Michael Washington told ...
Hi everyone!, Paul here, i would just like to say thanks to everyone who will be reading this forum. This is my first real attempt at blogging after my friend told me i should start one. Anyway i really enjoy programming and i currently develop at a hobbyist level using C# and C++. I have aspirations to become a professional programmer one day after i finish my course (starts next year!) anyway i understand that a lot of bloggers here are quite the coders so i will try to provide some information ...
I was wondering around in the DevConnections exhibitor area and Phil Haack and his camera guy came by and interviewed me. He asked me a few questions about the conference. This is my second time at DevConnections and it keeps getting better every time I come. For instance, Phil asked what my favorite session was so far and without skipping a beat I said "MVC." In my last post I mentioned that I have been waiting to see a presentation on MVC and when I heard they were having one here, I made sure ...
Of late I havent been blogging much because of my extensive travel and meeting developer and architect folks across the country. But I couldnt resist further before writing on ASP.NET "Futures" If you have been to the http://www.asp.net/ajax/dow... site and bothered to scroll down a bit, you would have noticed that there is an "ASP.NET Futures (July 2007)" CTP Download link. ASP.NET "Futures" has an exciting bunch of controls and features that would make web developers' life pretty cool. This ...
Phil and Steve beat me to announcing, but Phil has officially confirmed that MySpace China is using a modified version of Subtext for it's blogging engine. This is incredible news as MySpace China gets around 100 million page views, of which about 1 million go to the blog. What does that mean? Well, for starters it means that Subtext is definitely a scalable and robust blogging engine. It also means that Subtext and it's skinning capabilities can support double-byte Kanji based character sets with ...
This blog was dead for a long time . I was thinking why I'm not blogging. Maybe because my intension was to write blog in English and this is not my primary language? So writing post is more difficult for me than it should be. I decided to start blogging in Polish, my native language. You can find my blog here I will try to update this blog from time to time anyway. Update 2010-01-19: ItCore is dead so my polish blog is dead also. I'm thinking to start blog again. This will be my 3rd attempt :). ...
There are fires raging across California right now. So many people being evacuated, so many lives changing and being changed by this horrible tragedy. My heart goes out to all those being impacted. However, while I feel sympathy and compassion for those involved, my heart does more than cry a little for one woman. You see, while the fires in California burn hot, the flames of passion in my heart for this one woman have become a raging inferno that no shirtless fireman can quench. I've known this ...