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Tester by day, teacher by night, and learning a bit more each day.

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  • Blog Post: The longevity of a console

    I am very passionate about Blend, there's no question there. But, I'm also a gamer... both board games and computer (PC/Console) games.I was having a conversation with a good friend yesterday, and the more I think about it, the more I just can't accept his argument. Please keep in mind that these are...
  • Blog Post: XBox 360 Live Gamertags in Blend!

    The honorable Major Nelson just posted that someone created a Vista Gadget that will display the GamerTag information for your friends on XBox Live. Well, for those who don't know, if I'm not mistaken, Vista Gadgets are generally written in Silverlight (Please correct me if someone knows better). ...
  • Blog Post: Game Engine

    Ok, as Blend continues its march, my mind starts moving to things I might do with it. And, naturally, one of the thoughts I've been having, is to write a game in it. There are plenty of technical aspects I need to work out... but here's what I'm thinking. It's a "Turn Based RTS". Yup... let's start...
  • Blog Post: Databinding to CLR Objects

    I'm sure everyone else runs into these issues all the time, but every time I have to do this, I end up pulling up MSDN and looking all of this up. It's not too efficient, so I'm going to drop a few points here for reference. First: Binding a basic type (String, Int, etc...) For starters, if the...
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