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  • Blog Post: “Get the machine that goes ping” or how to fix the “Please enableGPUAcceleration = true on your Silverlight plugin page.”

    What in the heck do you do to fix the “enableGPUAcceleration=true on your Silverlight plugin page.” Then you go to the ASPX or the HTML page and you see that both have the line: <param name="enableGPUAcceleration" value="true" /> So WTF. Now you might be frustrated, you...
  • Blog Post: Camels, XAML and Silverlight is dead? Long live Silverlight 5!

    Silverlight is dead, but Scott Guthrie on Dec. 2, 2010, not too long ago, stated the following and about the future of Silverlight: ”… [W}e do live in a very connected world now, and there are a lot of devices out there, and users demand and expect the richest possible experiences...
  • Blog Post: Free ly: Gaming the system: Moving an object on the screen

    We all know that guy who is always gaming the system, it’s so irritating, you don’t quite know how he does it, and his career kind of sucks, but somehow he figures it out. Of course in software there are a lot of people who game the system, here is a clue: Software is about gaming the system...
  • Blog Post: Is it XAML or Silverlight? And what is going to happen to various technologies at Microsoft?

    As a technology evangelist I must make an unofficial statement: “I have no idea”. But I can look at history, which considering my advanced age, occurred during much of my life.  Excel: First produced to run on the Apple O/S, in fact many people bought Apple just to use Excel BASIC: Microsoft was...
  • Blog Post: Enter a color in a textbox and change the color fill in a rectangle

    Wow! This is exciting isn’t it?  With just a few lines of XAML you can change the fill of a rectangle.  Oh I am just so excited! Using a few lines of XAML, on the phone, in Silverlight or in WPF, you can fill a rectangle using text that you type in a textbox! Here is the XAML, I added it to...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7: Videos on how to build Silverlight games on Windows Phone 7

    Silverlight Game Development for Windows Phone 7 (Part 1 of 6): System Setup and Tools http://bit.ly/wp7silverlightgame_pt1 Silverlight Game Development for Windows Phone 7 (Part 2 of 6): Game Core Concepts http://bit.ly/wp7silverlightgame_pt2 Silverlight Game Development for...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 5: Implicit Data Templates

    I have just watched the video that I embedded here, and it is a great way to get started with Silverlight 5 beta.  In this video Pete Brown does a good, nay, excellent job of describing Implicit Data templates in Silverlight 5 Beta.  The code example is worth the download just for the good...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight game design: Here are few of the silverlight designs offered at Codeplex for you no cost use!

    Frankly, I just want to create games. If the same process was used for word processing, every time I wanted to write a document, I would have to generate the code to support the document. I keep coming back to this subject, but here are some products: http://silverlightrpg.codeplex.com/ (if...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight game design review: Clear Breeze Design

    I admit it, I am a lazy programmer.  What can I say, if I find someone else that does a good job and let’s me copy their work, then that is a good day for me.  I can then modify it and change it into something that is more than I could do on my own.  It’s the way I do things.  Of...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 5 Top Beta features

    Top Beta Features XAML Debugging with breakpoints for binding debugging Implicit data templates for easy UI reuse Double (and multi) click support GPU-accelerated XNA-compatible 3D and immediate-mode 2D API Low-latency sound effects and WAV support Real operating system windows and multi-display support...
  • Blog Post: Silverlight 5: Get the latest beta and watch the video!

    What do you need to install or download for Silverlight 5 Beta?  First you are required to upgrade your Visual Studio Pro/Ultimate or Visual Studio Express 2010 to SP1, a good idea anyway, then you will need to install the Silverlight 5 SDK, Expression Blend for Silverlight 5, and so forth: Visual...
  • Blog Post: Free SEO toolkit! Free tutorial on SEO! Free analysis tool!

    Visual Studio is offering a free SEO toolkit! Go immediately to the link: http://www.microsoft.com/web/seo Free tutorials, free analysis tool! You could pay 30 or 40 dollars for this opportunity, but noooo! It’s free, as in NO CHARGE! I haven’t used this to drive my numbers up immensely...
  • Blog Post: Game engines, 2011, Looking for Silverlight game engines

    Wouldn’t it be awesome to be able to create a game using a game engine so you don’t have to all of that engine programming.  (Naturally if you like that kind of programming then this blog might not be interesting, others will be, so come on back!) One of the Silverlight game engines was designed...
  • Blog Post: XAML in the Windows Phone 7 default application

      My manager, bought lunch: a gut busting burrito.  Over the burrito, we were discussing the difference between XAML on Win Phone 7 and Windows Presentation Foundation.  He mentioned that there are decided differences between the two platforms, a clever observation on his part!  Since...
  • Blog Post: Free information on how secure your code: Prism and Windows Phone 7

    With WikiLeaks, and Christmas, I am certain that you may be thinking about what you should be learning during that time between Christmas and New Years.  How about how to write secure code in Windows Presentation Foundation?  How do you create code in a way that is repeatable.  If you...
  • Blog Post: Back to building games: Creating models, 2D assets using free software (at least for non-commercial academic purposes)

    I am exploring a way to gather models, sprites, and tools to build more of these kinds of assets.  Exotic Sounds like missile launches, spaceships and so forth seem to be a big problem for some people, although there seems to be plenty of sound files around for me.  Music that is game like...
  • Blog Post: Lua and Love and WarCraft

    I gave a talk yesterday at CSU Dominguez Hills in Southern California, and one of the students at the talk ask me about the Love game software that uses LUA.  Wow, this is interesting if you are a language freak like me, this is an approach to learning a form of c using a game kind of interface...
  • Blog Post: Is software engineering dead?

    Software Engineering: Dead? by Jeff Atwood, asks this question.  My question is this: Did anyone find that their software engineering courses in school mapped to what you actually do at work?  Doubtful in my opinion, unless you attended certain schools. My series of articles that I am doing...
  • Blog Post: Building Mobile Games: Building a garage (DLL) for your stuff (classes)

    Now that is a great title: Some more stuff.  Well that is what the blog is about: Stuff.  Game stuff, to build a game, it is a good idea to understand the concept of DLL and classes.  DLL stands for Dynamic Linking Libraries, which is a library that contains classes that you can reuse...
  • Blog Post: Game ideas

    EA gives SimCity to the OLPC program…back in 11/2007 Scavenger hunts: <<Link Design a game that allows a group of people to search for something using Live Maps, with XNA, IM and use the photo tools to mark the site on Live Maps. This could be combined with a real physical scavenger hunt...
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