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  • Blog Post: 3 by 3 from me

    In keeping with my 3 year twitter-versary , here’s 3 twitter clients for 3 different platforms WPF Sobees Lite Seesmic for Windows Mahtweets Silverlight Sobees Web Gadfly Twittzure Windows Mobile Twikini Pocketwit Motweets Enjoy! If you want to find more twitter apps – head over to http://oneforty.com...
  • Blog Post: Sydney May23rd - "Windows Presentation Foundation" Community Workshop and Bushfire Appeal

    My old team back in Australia continues to do *great* stuff. One of the cool things they have been doing is the WPF Community Workshop and Bushfire Appeal . A workshop will be held in Sydney on May 23rd , and it looks like there’s still space available. Sounds like a wonderful opportunity to learn stuff...
  • Blog Post: Oxite was & is …

    Oxite was a plentiful ore that could be mined on the planet Oasis in the middle of The Maelstrom , according to Wookieepedia Oxite is “ an open source, standards compliant, and highly extensible content management platform that can run anything from blogs to big web sites.” cool Technorati Tags: Oxcite...
  • Blog Post: Klaatu barada nikto : Robochamps Rulez!

    Marc Mercuri , my neighbour from across the hallway, has been working away on a very cool project, which involves Silverlight 2.0, ASP.NET 3.5, WCF 3.5, REST, S+S, LiveID, Linq, SQL, IIS, .NET Framework 3.5, and..... robots. How cool is that! Mark, aka RoboChamps League Commissioner, explains it all...
  • Blog Post: Tweeting on the go...

    I'm a big fan of twitter . Been tweeting for over a year . I Tweet from my desktop, I Tweet from my phone, I Tweet at work, I Tweet at home. (sounds like a line from Dr. Seuss ) On my phone I normally use the mobile client page or plain old sms. Recently Steve Clayton put out his wishlist for Twitter...
  • Blog Post: Extra! Extra! Read all about it. News Reader SDK has been released!

    Tim Sneath has the good news - We've Released the News Reader SDK! The Newsreader SDK , or as it is officially called the Syndicated Client Experiences Starter Kit , is now out in the wild, so you can build your own WPF newsreader, just like the New York Times Reader , the Seattle Post-Intelligencer...
  • Blog Post: ParallelFX : Let's uses those CPUs

    Soma posted the news yesterday Parallel Extensions to the .NET FX CTP A wise man told me that this is the next big step evolution for computing platform (just like Win16->32->Managed Code before it) There is also a new Parallel Computing developer center on MSDN: "Microsoft’s Parallel Computing...
  • Blog Post: Video.Show - a video portal for user-generated content

    Psst - wanna make your own YouTube ? Go over and grab yourself Video.Show and maybe you can get featured on Oprah too What is Video.Show? Video.Show is a sample that demonstrates usage of Silverlight, Expression Encoder, Silverlight Streaming and ASP.NET AJAX to create a video portal for...
  • Blog Post: Flotzam : A Twitter, Facebook, Flickr & RSS Mash-up

    I recently installed Flotzam on my new laptop and it's really really cool. I've got it running as a screensaver From the Flotzam site: Watch the flotsam and jetsam of data that you care about in this mash-up of Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and blogs. Using this simple application, you can configure what...
  • Blog Post: StreetAdvisor : An Aussie Startup

    TechCrunch's Duncan Riley writes about StreetAdvisor and it's new services Want to see where I have lived ? Well, thanks to an email from senior developer Justin Adler, I found out "it's another 100% ASP.Net C# site using MapPoint web services and MS Ajax, SqlServer etc.. ... all made in Melbourne, Australia...
  • Blog Post: Developing Applications for Small Business (aka look what JasonMcC did!)

    I've been roaming the halls of Microsoft Corporate Campus today. I spent some time with former Australian Platform Evangelist and my buddy Jason McConnell ) He filled me on the project he had been working on for the past few months. Soma blogged about the Small Business Developer Center on MSDN recently...
  • Blog Post: From A to Z... Make that *51* Silverlight Applications

    Man about town, Tim Sneath 's recent post From A to Z... 50 Silverlight Applications listed a nifty 50 Silverlight-based widgets, samples, demos and applications. Well Tim, how about you add TwitterEarth, Silverlight style , a new version of TwitterEarth which was shown at Webjam a few weeks back during...
  • Blog Post: Zero Gravity : meet lt. bennett

    When games appear on a new platform, it's always exciting. Tim Heuer blogs about a game developed in Silverlight 1.1, called Zero Gravity featuring lt. bennett Zero Gravity is a game and involves our absent-minded astronaut, lt. bennett , who continues to crash his ship into an asteroid. your objective...
  • Blog Post: nibbles : snack tutorials (Silverlight and Blend) for hungry designers

    I recently put up a post about some upcoming Silverlight training, Some folks asked for shorter, snappier, online training. well - check out these nibbles training on Silverlight, made with Silverlight! and they even have a nibbles blog Technorati tags: Silverlight , Nibbles
  • Blog Post: Discovery Channel Asia "Never Miss TV" to be previewed a ReMIX

    One of the things we will be showing at ReMIX is a preview of Discovery Channel Asia's "Never Miss TV" developed by local digital agency @www . It's one of the first commercial applications developed in Australia using Silverlight. You may have read about this in a recent B & T Article (which also...
  • Blog Post: Get up to speed on Silverlight before the masses with Readify

    Andrew Parsons sent through a brochure for a new training course being offered by Readify - Silverlight Training The outline for the 3 day course looks pretty comprehensive. I like the robot lady from the brochure - is that the trainer?? This is a top initiative from the Readify boys and something that...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Ruby.NET interop support in Beta 0.8

    The Ruby.NET team at QUT continues to release updates. I got the following email from Wayne Kelly today From: Wayne Kelly Sent: Tuesday, 5 June 2007 4:14 PM To: Frank Arrigo Subject: Announcing Ruby.NET interop support in Beta 0.8 Dear frank, We are pleased to announce the release of a new Beta (version...
  • Blog Post: What's hot on Codeplex?

    There are 1456 projects on Codeplex (as of Monday 14 May 2007) The 10 most popular : AJAX Control Toolkit The AJAX Control Toolkit is a collection of samples and components which make it easier than ever to build and consume rich client-side controls and extenders built on the Microsoft AJAX Library...
  • Blog Post: wow - everyone wants to talk to me again

    The last few days have been pretty hectic for me. And there's been a recurring theme - Silverlight . Seems the announcements from MIX07 last week have broken through ( Microsoft Lights Way for Next-Generation Web Development and Design at MIX07 ) and now folks want to know more. I've been contact by...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Visual Studio integration in new version of Ruby.NET

    Got the latest news from the team working on the Gardens Point Ruby.NET compiler From: Wayne Kelly Sent: Tuesday, 8 May 2007 11:30 AM To: Frank Arrigo Subject: Announcing Visual Studio integration in new version of Ruby.NET Dear frank arrigo, We are pleased to announce the release of a new Beta (version...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Silverlight DreamScenes

    I saw the post by Brandon LeBlanc - Download Microsoft Silverlight DreamScenes for your desktop! , and I did as I was told. I downloaded the Microsoft Silverlight DreamScene. I must admit, it looks really nice on my widescreen laptop. I can't wait for all the other Silverlight announcements tomorrow...
  • Blog Post: Mashup Virtual Earth with Twitter and you get twitterearth

    We're all mad about twitter at the moment - well I am anyways . Inspired by the awesome Twittervision , I put out the challenge to some local developers. The call was answered by the team at Genexis and they pulled together twitterearth . They attended the Sydney VE workshop on Monday afternoon and today...
  • Blog Post: OneNote Calendar : Way Cool Tool !

    I love this app. http://www.gottabemobile.com/GottaBeMobileSoftwareInkShowOneNoteCalendar.aspx “OneNote Calendar, a handy application that takes your OneNote data and displays it in a calendar format. Your OneNote notes are displayed in the order of the last date they were modified. Not only is this...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Development Tools Roadmap

    via Michael Coates - Microsoft Pragmatic Evangelist We just published our development tools roadmap on MSDN . You can now learn all you ever wanted to know about " Orcas " and " Rosario ", as well as what's going on with service releases for your favorite development products. Wasn't Rosario Karen's...
  • Blog Post: Dino Esposito is coming back down under : Solid Quality ASP.NET—Advanced Topics including AJAX (5 days)

    Want to create serious AJAX-based applications using ASP.NET Ajax ? Dino Esposito is coming down under to deliver Solid Quality ASP.NET—Advanced Topics including AJAX (5 days) Upcoming schedule for this course Melbourne / 7-May-2007 / (Dino Esposito) / Pricing/Registration Canberra / 14-May-2007 / (Dino...
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