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    PopSci on Video Game Challenges

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    Neat article on some of the biggest challenges facing video game developers today, including perennial favorites fire and water. Includes a mention of Mass Effect from BioWare, which looks to be one of the next great RPGs for XBOX 360. Will be interesting...
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    Nick Landry on XNA

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    My colleague Peter Laudati notes an appearance by Nick Landry at the NYC .NET Developers group: Speaking of Nick Landry , if you weren't at the NYC .NET Developers group last week, you missed out on a great presentation about game programming for Windows...
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    Halo 3 How-to on Bungie.NET

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    http://www.bungie.net/projects/halo3/content.aspx?link=h3howto Great set of how-tos for things like Saved Films, using Forge mode, Networking, Matchmaking, and more. Technorati Tags: Halo 3 , Tips and Tricks Bungie.net : Projects : Halo 3 : Content
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    Dan Kasun on Software + Services

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    Dan doesn't post very frequently, but his posts are pretty high value, and this one is no exception: I've been having a lot of discussions on Software + Services lately, both inside and outside of Microsoft (nothing lights up a dinner party like some...
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    Movies about Developers

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    Frank reimagines a world where developers rule , and entertainment looks like this : There's more where that came from . Frank La Vigne
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    The Tech - Volume 127, Issue 41

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    This is very cool, but I'm pretty sure that Master Chief doesn't wear shoes like that: photo by TungShen Chew In recognition of the release of Halo 3, a highly anticipated video game by Microsoft and Bungie, MIT hackers adorned the John P. Harvard statue...
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    CSS TOOLBOX: 20+ Tools For Working With CSS

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    Via Frank , some good resources for working with CSS : Have you always been reliant on others’ templates for your blog or website? You’d like to customize them, but you’re just not sure how? Perhaps it’s time to finally wrestle with the secrets...
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    Pitching a Tent for Silverlight

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    If you're in the Chicago area, Dave Bost wants to see you at the Silverlight DevCamp Chicago event. Don’t forget the SilverlightDevCamp is coming to Chicago this weekend. Everything kicks off tomorrow night at 7PM at 1 North Franklin, Suite 3000, Chicago...
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    Silverlight Mouse Events

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    Scott Allen has some interesting observations on Silverlight and user interaction : There is no mouse double-click event on UIElements in Silverlight . Some people think this is an odd omission. Silverlight's cousin WPF can fire a double-click event,...
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    Upcoming East Coast MSDN Events - Oct. - Dec.

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    Glen Gordon highlights the new round of events , covering What's New for Web Development in Visual Studio 2008, the ADO.NET Entity Framework and "Astoria," and Silverlight and ASP.NET AJAX: Our east coast events are presented by me, Russ Fustino and Lindsay...
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    SayIt! Sidebar Gadget

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    Totally not practical , but very fun. I have to say, Donavon definitely knows his gadgets. Technorati Tags: Community , Downloads , Gadgets
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    Microsoft AJAX Library and Interoperability

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    Via Christopher Steen : Microsoft Passes the OpenAjax InteropFest Test Recently Bertrand posted OpenAjax InteropFest 1.0: Microsoft's entry . The OpenAjax's InteropFest 's goal is to demonstrate how different Ajax libraries can be parts of the OpenAjax...
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    Halo 3 Rocks

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    OK, so I suppose it's no surprise. But after a couple of days of owning it, I am completely impressed with Halo 3. The first day I played through a good portion of campaign mode (on Normal...I'll surely try a harder level in the future). As suggested...
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    Register for Silverlight DevCamp DC

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    Frank 's got an update on the upcoming Silverlight DevCamp DC event : Quick Silverlight DevCamp DC Update Just a quick note to all those who heard me talk about Silverlight DevCamp DC last night at CapArea .NET . Right now the best source for...
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    White Space around the Silverlight 1.1 Root Canvas

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    Figured since I just spent a good bit of time chasing this down, it would make sense to post a tip about it... I'm working on updates to the web site for ReMIX 07 Boston , and I'm in the process of adding a Silverlight-enabled Session/Speaker/Bio page...
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    Halo 3 Midnight Madness in Tampa

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    My colleague Joe Healy has pics .
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    Register for CMAP Code Camp 2007

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    Via Christopher Steen : Central Maryland Association of .NET Professionals (CMAP) will holding its Code Camp 2007 Fall Edition on October 13, 2007. The Code Camp will be held from 9am - 5pm in Columbia, MD. Event registration is now open. Visit our website...
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    Halo 3 Today - and More HD

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    I'm jazzed. Later today, the UPS guy should arrive with a package for me that includes what will likely soon become the best-selling video game in history... Halo 3 . After all the waiting, it will be great to finally play through the full campaign mode...
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    Halo 3 Online Manual

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    This is pretty cool. I like the idea of an online version of a game manual. Not that anyone would ever sell their copy of Halo 3 once they get it, but one irritation I've had when buying pre-played games is that often they don't have the original manual...
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    Download Rosario / VS08 VPC's Faster and More Reliably

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    Brian Keller has the scoop : One of the things we have received great customer feedback on is the availability of Virtual PC environments containing the pre-releases of Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio Team System Code Name "Rosario." The VPC's are...
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    Adopting Silverlight - An Architects Point of View

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    Nice blog post (a little long, but worth the read) on adopting Silverlight today, including integrating with back-end web services: A very common deployment scenario for Silverlight 1.1 Applications is to be hosted from Windows Server 2003/IIS6 environments...
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    Sounds in Silverlight

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    Via Frank , playing sounds in Silverlight, part of a Dr. Dobb's game tutorial : 3.1.5 Playing sound effects Playing sound effects is very simple. First we need to find the media element through its name and we stop it to ensure it is at the beginning...
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    Windows Home Server Team Blog

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    Just heard about this: http://blogs.technet.com/homeserver/ I'm considering adding a Windows Home Server box to my network, as soon as I can get permission for a new hardware acquisition after my recent purchase of a new Windows Vista Media Center machine...
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    Webcast: WCF and WF in VS2008

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    Sounds like another great webcast from the Public Sector developer team : WEBCAST: What's New in the Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Workflow Foundation in Visual Studio 2008 September 26th 2:00P-3:30P EST (11:00A-12:30P PST) Windows Workflow...
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    Silverlight DevCamp DC Update

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    Frank needs some input on the location of the upcoming Silverlight DevCamp in the DC area. So if you're thinking about attending the event, please give him your feedback on the location: I've updated the Silverlight DevCamp DC page on the BarCamp Wiki...
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