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    Mid-Atlantic MSDN Roadshow - Silverlight

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    Next week, we're kicking off a new event series here in Mid-Atlantic called the MSDN Roadshow. Those of you from the New England area are probably familiar with this format from my colleagues Chris Bowen and Bob Familiar , and their Bob & Chris' MSDN...
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    Stuff that Works: Momento Digital Picture Frame

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    I recently received a surprise package, something that was sent out by the head of my organization at Microsoft as a "thank you" for our most recent fiscal year. It's turned out to be one of the coolest gadgets I own. What I received was the Momento Model...
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    Moving to WorldMaps

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    One thing that's interesting about blogging is the fact that it allows you to instantly reach people around the world. Anywhere that someone has an Internet connection, they can find and read what you've written. It's a very powerful concept. But it can...
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    Tiny Thumbs: Truth or Fiction?

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    OK, so I have to admit that I was taken in by this : Thomas Martel, 28, of Bonnie Braeis a big guy. So he has a hard time using the features on ever-shrinking user interfaces on devices like his new iPhone. At least, he did, until he had his thumbs...
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    Workers suffering from 'email stress'

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    Does this ring a bell? Targets, deadlines and getting to work on time have long been the main sources of pressure for most workers, but now it seems the office is being plagued by a new problem: e-mail stress. According to new research increasing numbers...
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    BioShock: Like Myst, only Better...and Faster

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    OK, so I guess I could probably do without the "ethical conundrums," when I'm trying to have fun, but having played the demo, I can confidently say that Bioshock is easily one of the most amazing looking games I've seen to date on the XBOX 360. It really...
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    Cool Expression Tutorials

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    In preparing for the first of our MSDN Roadshow events tomorrow in Baltimore , I've run across a number of cool tutorials and samples for the Expression Studio tools, so I thought I'd share a couple that I really liked: Water Drop Tutorial - Use...
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    New Headshot - Roy L. Flush

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    So I was recently in Miami for a team meeting, and one of the things they had scheduled was headshots with a professional photographer. After taking a normal (at least for me) shot, I grabbed my sunglasses, my hat, and some playing cards, and struck up...
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    Researchers Develop Bendable Battery

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    This sounds really cool: WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a battery that looks like a piece of paper and can be bent or twisted, trimmed with scissors or molded into any shape needed. While the battery is only a prototype a few inches square right now, the researchers...
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    Illustrated HTTP errors

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    Here's an unusual way to let your users know something's gone wrong: Inspired by Goopymart's "Teh Internets" , here's an illustrated set of common http error codes for use on your blog or site or what have you. My favorite is the cartoon for 404 - Not...
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    Technorati Claim

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    Laying claim to my blog...sign up at Technorati.com to find out how to claim yours. Technorati Profile
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    PowerPoint On The Zune

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    This sounds intriguing: PowerPoint Presentations On The Zune One of the things that I started using my Zune for within days after I bought it is PowerPoint presentations. By using pictures as slides the Zune is surprisingly effective for this task if...
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    Wallhogs...stickers for grownups

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    One of the cool things about digital photography is the creative things people have come up with to use digital photos. We've gone from keychains and calendars by mail order, to a whole array of photo options online, from coffee mugs, to poster size enlargements...
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    The New, Improved, and Simplified MadCodeCamp.com

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    Recently, I took a hard look at some of the stuff I've been trying to do in the community, and I realized that while some things were effective, others weren't, and some of the latter category weren't working because they were too much work to maintain...
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    SharePoint 2007 Workflows - Sahil Malik

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    Local speaker and blogger Sahil Malik has just posted the 4th part in a series on Sharepoint 2007 Workflows and Visual Studio 2005...check them out: Table of Contents for on SharePoint 2007 WF Authoring using VS2005. 1. Setting up your environment for...
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    Labcasts on WCF, WF and CardSpace

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    Cool idea , presented by my colleague Glen Gordon : For the past few weeks (including this week) I've been presenting some introductory webcasts on the core technologies of .NET 3.0 - namely Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Workflow Foundation...
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    Web Wednesday: Intro to Silverlight

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    Web Wednesday returns next week . I'll be talking about Silverlight, Silverlight, and more Silverlight! Web Wednesday is an hour-long webcast focusing on topics of interest to web developers and web geeks. I'll be holding them (at least) monthly going...
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    What HD Was Made For

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    A little taste to whet your appetite. September 25th is right around the corner...
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    Understanding agclr.dll

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    My colleague Dr. Z observes : Where a Silverlight 1.1 Alpha Refresh project is created with Orcas 2008 beta 2, references are set by default to several assemblies, which are stored in the Microsoft Silverlight directory, such as agclr, mscorlib, system...
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    Chris Bowen Offers IronPython and Silverlight Resources

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    Chris Bowen , my New England teammate and counterpart, has posted a great list of resources for Silverlight and IronPython: Silverlight Home - http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight Second Home - http://silverlight.net 1.0 and 1.1 Samples (with code) -...
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    Capital Area .NET User Group - August Meeting

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    Tuesday, August 28th at 7pm is the next meeting of CapArea.NET : UPDATED: Automated Builds with Jay Flowers Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 7:00 PM Creating an automated build can be a time consuming task. There is no need for this. This will walk through...
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    Chad Hower...Alpha Geek

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    OK, I just saw this while checking out Chad's Sliverlight/Flash writeup : The rocket launcher has no sensors to detect position or movement. There are some rough ways to estimate and track that I am experimenting with. However I also noted that I have...
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    Tracking World Domination with Worldmaps

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    My colleague Brian Hitney has added a cool new stat to WorldMaps : I added a fairly small but cool WorldMap stat that essentially measures your progress towards world domination. :) It's called WorldMap Coverage, and measures the global coverage of the...
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    A Chapter of Andy Leonard

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    Cool! Local SQL and Visual Studio Team System guru Andy Leonard has a chapter from his upcoming book available online (Andy's the handsome fella third from the left): The cool people at Wiley ( Wrox ) allowed the cool people at Solid Quality Mentors to...
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    Windows Live Platform tidbits

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    Here's some great Windows Live info from Catherine Heller , including a nice shout-out to my brother DE from Florida, Joe Healy : I was out of the office last week on vacation (check out our awesome seaplane ride to Victoria !), and a number of things...
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