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Speech Recognition using Visual Studio: Determining the BNA
My original title was Stochastic Determination of BNA, but seriously who would read that. Also, I was giving some thought to one of my managers (it takes many people to manage me) who is going through an eye operation, and it gave me an idea on how to do speech recognition. This app...
6 Feb 2012
Free XBox if you buy a Windows 7 Laptop?
Skipping over my usual blah Apple is not secure, blah blah, Chrome is the most insecure browser blah, blah, blah. What about a free XBox if you buy a Windows 7 laptop over $699. This means you can get a laptop with 8 gigs of memory and run 64 bit Windows nicely! Get a real keyboard, big screen...
25 May 2011
Protecting your Windows 7 machine from viruses and phishing
First off take a look at the following URL: http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/cu_sc_virsec_master?ws=support#tab3 Make sure you have done what is advised on that site, and please make sure that other people in your household, friends and family know about it. You never know if your Uncle...
23 May 2011
University of Wisconsin, Madison finds GIANT number of security bugs during Windows 7 production
In a paper titled: Incremental Compositional Dynamic Test Generation , researchers from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, during the production phase of Windows 7, found one-third of all of the security bugs in Windows 7, using a process called Satisfiability Modulo Theories (SMT) solver or as it...
20 Apr 2011
Random numbers, are they really random?
Output of 25,000 rolls of a 6 sided dice, somewhat distributed using my eyeball, but if I am rolling craps in Las Vegas, I might not be real happy about that distribution, let alone if I used one of the statistical analysis tools. So what if I roll it again? Bleh, it’s worse. No sixes...
11 Mar 2011
Designing Web pages for Phones, especially the Windows Phone 7, free paper
AppHub did a great job in writing a paper on how to design for the Windows Phone 7 browser, which is based on the IE7 browser. To download the paper go to http://create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/article/Designing_Web_Sites_for_Phone_Browsers This is a detailed paper that shows you how to...
10 Mar 2011
70-511, Exam Guide: Sorting Data
Boring. Sorting Data. You would figure that sorting data would be the same for every language. It’s not. Every language creator or language community thinks that it can do data sorts better than the other language communities. So if you are going to sort data in Windows...
5 Mar 2011
Excellent UML video learning links, really these are AWESOME and good use of time
Soft Skills App Dev Video: MSDN Video: UML with VS 2010 x x Part 1: Brainstorming a Project Link: http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/details/492bd50f-5c90-4619-86e5-f7a5bd36c35a x x Part 2: Organizing Features Into Use Cases Link: http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/details/43c7a1aa...
18 Feb 2011
Free Exam Guide 70-511: Resources Programmatically
There are three approaches that can access resources programmatically. XAML is a mark-up language, not a programming language, if you are using C# or VB then you will need to utilize the resources are programmatically. References: Link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms752326(VS.100).aspx...
30 Dec 2010
Free Study Guide for Exam 70-511: Defining Static resources
For the 70-511 exam you will need an understanding of resources. Resources is a way to reuse commonly defined objects and values, similar to the concept of CSS. For instance, you might want to have the ability to quickly change pages to reflect the colors of the seasons, and this would allow programmatic...
29 Dec 2010
Free Study Guide for the Windows Presentation Framework exam 70-511: Items Control
For this blog entry, I did a bunch of links, scroll down to see the code and short video If you are using a Windows Phone, there is an app that you can download to view the YouTube videos A current example on MSDN, it’s a beauty! http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms752299.aspx How to do...
28 Dec 2010
Free Study Guide for the Windows Presentation Framework exam 70-511: Grid, one of the derived Panel Classes
The Grid is one of the derived classes from the Panel base classs allows the developer to build in adaptability for the user interface, similar to a spreadsheet. As a class the Grid the elements are controlled in a hortizontal and vertical positions, (From 10626A Developing Windows Applications with...
24 Dec 2010
Free Study Guide for the Windows Presentation Framework exam 70-511: StackPanel, one of the derived Panel Classes
StackPanels are one of the derived Panel Classes, and is commonly used in many examples and sample code for the Windows Phone 7. It is a good looking way to present child elements in either a horizontal or vertical manner. Buttons, Bing Maps, Calendars, progress bars, all look great in a vertical stack...
23 Dec 2010
Free Study Guide for the Windows Presentation Framework exam 70-511: Canvas, one of the derived Panel Classes
The canvas derived Panel class, this class defines an area in which you can position child elements by coordinates that are relative to the Canvas area. (From 10625A Developing Applications with Visual Studio 2010 page 3-7). Because the position of child elements is absolutely from the upper left...
21 Dec 2010
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