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  • Blog Post: The Magician of the Wii-mote

    I wrote about this guy a while back and the amazing stuff he was doing with the WII remotes .  Now you can hear him talk IN PERSON at the upcoming MIX 09 conference.  Here’s the info on his session: Interaction Techniques Using the Wii Remote (and Other HCI Projects) Johnny Lee The Wii remote...
  • Blog Post: Adding Style to WPF and Silverlight Apps at DDNUG

    I had a great time speaking at the Dallas .NET User Group meeting last night on WPF and Silverlight Styles, Templates and Data Binding.  I’ve posted the slides up on Slideshare and the demos (with the pptx) out on FolderShare .  Here are the links: Adding Style To Your Microsoft Wpf And Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: OKC Developer Group Presentation – Next Gen Web Apps

    I had a great time last night at the OKC Developer Group meetings.  I love presenting there because you actually get to do 2 presentations – one at lunch (there was about 85 people in attendance) and one at dinner (about 15 people).  That’s 100 people in one day with two chances to get it right...
  • Blog Post: PostSharp now supports Silverlight 2!

    While I was over in Poland a few weeks (or is it months now?) ago I met Gael Fraiteur, creator of the awesome Open Source .NET AOP container called PostSharp .  We had a great talk about development, trends, history and music, as I recall, but one topic we spent a bit of time talking about was Silverlight...
  • Blog Post: Free Book Offer from Microsoft Learning

    Visit Microsoft Learning at http://csna01.libredigital.com/?urvs5cn3s8 to register for 3 free eBooks: Technorati Tags: ebook , free , learning , silverlight , linq , asp.net , ajax
  • Blog Post: Silverlight DevCamp 2007 - Dallas, TX

    Here's a quick (ok, not so quick) message to all of you attending the Silverlight DevCamp here in Dallas on Saturday, Nov 10th. If you're registered on Microsoft World Wide Events, then you already got this message. If not, here it is in its entirety. PS - please use the tag "SLDC07" for all blogging...
  • Blog Post: Blog Series - ASP.NET Futures

    I spoke last week at the Dallas ASP.NET User Group meeting about IIS 7.0 . The talk ended a little earlier than I expected, so we opened things up to general questions, and just started discussing whatever came up. One question I asked the group was "have any of you played with the ASP.NET Futures release...
  • Blog Post: Tim Rayburn [BizTalk MVP] on C# 3.0

    If you've ever seen Tim present on this topic, you know how cool his presentations are.  Here's a screencast of Tim doing is much requested "New Features in C# 3.0".  http://flash.timrayburn.net/introtocsharp3/ Technorati Tags: .net , c# , timrayburn
  • Blog Post: Dallas BarCamp 4 - it's official!

    OK - it's official! Dallas BarCamp 4 will be held somewhere in Dallas on September 29th, 2007. I say somewhere, because we're not sure yet where we're going to be able to to hold it. If you've got a location that might hold about 200 people during the course of the day and provide good, free, easy-to...
  • Blog Post: Sure you're a gamer, but have you got game?

    Most every developer I know is a gamer - at least on some level. Some are totally into shooters like Halo or BioShock , or realtime strategy and MMORPGs like Halo Wars , WoW or Age of Empires , or those of you like me are interested in Role Playing games like Elder Scrolls: Oblivion . But - have you...
  • Blog Post: Houston TechFest and Houston BarCamp - This Weekend!!!

    Looks like this weekend is going to be *very* busy for me :-) I'm presenting a 2-part session at Houston TechFest on Microsoft Expression Studio and Microsoft Silverlight, and then driving right over to the Houston BarCamp to present on Microsoft Silverlight. Hope to see you there! Here's the flyer data...
  • Blog Post: Houston TechFest 2007

    Michael Steinberg, John Ebeling and the rest of the HDNUG gang have put together a great program this year for the Houston TechFest . Brad Abrams , GM for the UI FX team at Microsoft (the folks that bring you Winforms, WPF, Silverlight, ASP.NET, and more) will be presenting a keynote address, and yours...
  • Blog Post: Ruby vs. C# - at the Dallas C# SIG

    I attended the Dallas C# SIG meeting last night featuring Adam Keys on Ruby and Jef Newsom on C#. Adam started the evening off with an overview of Ruby philosophy, covering the fundamental design principals behind the language, a bit about how the language works, and a lot on why he really likes Ruby...
  • Blog Post: Dallas C# SIG August Meeting - "Ruby vs. C# Smackdown"

    The theme for the August C#SIG meeting is "Ruby vs. C# Smackdown". Adam Keys , local Ruby guru will be a featured speaker, along with Jef Newsom, Microsoft Certified Architect and Solution Architect MVP. It should be a great meeting - I hope to see everyone there! PS - They also have some fantastic giveaways...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 3.1 available for download

    If you use Enterprise Library - the latest version is now available for download from the Microsoft Download Center. Download: Enterprise Library
  • Blog Post: Workflow issues after upgrading to Orcas - Fixed!

    I have been trying to dive into WF this week based on some questions from customers, but was having trouble getting the WF designer to work in Orcas. I upgraded to Orcas a few weeks ago after uninstalling VS2K5, but hadn't tried to run the WF designer since upgrading. Since it worked in VS2K5, I figured...
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