Brian Johnson works with BizSpark Startups on the East Coast of the United States. For more information about the BizSpark program you can go to http://bizspark.com.
07-30-2005 Picnic 006 Originally uploaded by brianjo
Absolute Beginner's Video Series to Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions
This video series is designed specifically for individuals who are interested in learning the basics of how to create applications using Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition and Visual C# 2005 Express Edition. This includes over 10 hours of video-based instruction that walks from creating your first "Hello World" application to a fully functioning RSS Reader application. Learn how to write your first application today!!
Microsoft® WinFX ™ Software Development Kit for Microsoft® Pre-Release Windows Operating System Code-Named "Longhorn", Beta 1 Web SetupThe WinFX SDK contains documentation, samples and tools designed to help you develop managed applications and libraries using WinFX, which is the set of next-generation managed APIs provided by Microsoft. This release includes documentation about using the .NET Framework 2.0, the Windows Presentation Foundation (formerly code named Avalon), and the Windows Communications Foundation (formerly code named Indigo).
The NVIDIA SDK includes hundreds of code samples, effects, and helpful libraries to help you take advantage of the latest in GPU technology. The latest release includes:
SLI Best Practices code sample
Transparency Antialiasing code sample
GPU video and effects using shaders
Percentage Closer Soft Shadows effect
Dozens of new and updated effects for shadows, image processing, visual debugging, and more
Image processing code samples showing how to do convolutions, compositing, discrete cosine transforms, and more
Computing image histograms using occlusion queries
Since Steve did the post How to Make a Vista Aux Display, I've been thinking about how to use my somewhat unused Tablet PC for a similar purpose. I had installed the Tablet PC Experience Pack and so I had the Ink Desktop to use as a notepad. I then added Konfabulator and I hid everything else on the desktop. This turns out to be a pretty cool bulletin board/information system. Here's a screen shot.
This can just sort of run and I can use the pen to make notes, or even pick it up to use for Web surfing or whatever. I was thinking about mounting in on the wall, but it's pretty convenient where it is now.
Update: I changed the name of the file because I left a space in it when I first posted it. This was causing download problems. Hopefully the new link will fix. Sorry for the inconvenience.
In the middle of this crazy Windows Vista beta launch, I was able to attend Meltdown this week. This is a great conference. Everybody is insanely smart, and I learned something in every presentation I saw. Check out the slides if you get a chance. They're pure gold.
Meltdown 2005 Presentation (50 Mb zip)Get up to date with the latest presentations from Meltdown 2005. All presentations given at the Windows, Graphics, Visual Studio, and Business/Publisher tracks are available for immediate download.
Microsoft Windows Vista Developer Center
Windows Vista introduces breakthroughs in user experience, security and reliability, enabling you to build applications that bring clarity to the user's complex world of information.
Windows OneCare Live Home
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