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    XBOX Achievement Generator

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    OK, so maybe I'm the only one who thinks that being able to make your own custom XBOX Achievement graphic is very cool...but if I'm wrong about that, and you want to let your geek flag fly...here you go: Hat tip to Josh Holmes , who used this in a recent...
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    View antique books with Silverlight (or WPF)

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    Turning the Pages 2.0 is an amazing example of what can be done with WPF and Silverlight. Using a high-end scanning device, the British Library has taken a number of precious books, which you would normally only be able to see under glass, and open to...
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    The Elite Handheld Gaming System

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    OK, so perhaps "handheld" is a bit of an exaggeration, but this XBOX 360 laptop mod is nothing short of brilliant. Would be a hoot to crack that puppy open on a plane. Definitely the work of someone with far too much time on their hands. But way cool...
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    Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 RTM

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    Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 have been released to manufacturing (RTM). You can find more info on SP1 here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsvista/bb738089.aspx Service Pack 1 will be available from Windows Update, as...
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    Can someone make this, please?

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    I'm deeply familiar with the dust experience described below, so it would be fantastic if I could add a couple of these to the desk in my home office: This grommet is just a design, but we wonder why it took someone this long to come up with such a genius...
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    XNA Games for Zune Photo Gallery

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    Engadget has the first pics I've seen of an XNA game running on Zune, take a look here: http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/20/games-for-zune-details-hands-on/ Games for Zune details, hands-on - Engadget
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    Microsoft opens game IP

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    This sounds pretty cool. More opportunities for creative mashups using familiar characters: GAMEFEST: Landmark legal move allows consumers free use of Halo, Forza and Viva Piñata assets in homebrew works After announcing the 2.0 version of XNA Game Studio...
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    Joystiq live from the Microsoft GDC keynote

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    Really cool news out of the Game Developer's Conference: 10:56 am PT -- It's changing today. For the first time, community games will be distributed through Xbox Live . (emphasis mine) 10:57 am PT -- "'Xbox Live Community Games' will give creators a huge...
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    Richmond Geek Dinner

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    Justin Etheridge let me know that he's putting together a geek dinner in Richmond on February 26th 19th at 7:00pm. The dinner will be at the Capital Ale House in Innsbrook. More details on Justin's blog . You can sign up here . Would you like to host...
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    Zauri Video

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    Gizmodo's got pictures and video of Zauri, the Zune game prototype that was shown at the Game Developer Conference. Click the link at the bottom to check out the video: I got a chance to see first hand what the newly announced Zune gaming platform could...
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    From Russia with LOL

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    I'm sorry, but I just have to: The above was generated by Gath Adams' nifty LolCats widget, which he shares the code for here . Combine edukashun and LolCats is a inspird ideuh. :-) I wanted to add the widget to my blog sidebar (you can see...
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    Richmond SQL Server Group February Meeting

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    Andy Leonard starts my morning off with a chuckle: Hi Everybody! February's Richmond SQL Server Users Group meeting is Wednesday 27 Feb 2008 ! Who exactly is Brian Knight? Is he a famous / infamous college basketball coach? No that's Bobby Knight. Does...
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    Gold Coast : JavaScript Intellisense for the Virtual Earth Map Control

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    Marc Schweigert , one of my DE counterparts from the Public Sector team, has started a project to bring JavaScript Intellisense to the Virtual Earth map control . Awesome! I've used VE for things like the event mapping in Community Megaphone, and while...
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    Windows Live SkyDrive now...erm...Live!

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    So, the Windows Live SkyDrive team announced today that they're dropping the "beta" from the service, and officially launching, and also announced that they're bumping up the storage per account to 5GB. That's right, 5GB of free online storage. All you...
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    Reminder: Roanoke Code Camp in One Week!

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    One week from today Roanoke Valley .NET User Group will host their next code camp. Already over 100 folks have registered for what will surely be a fantastic and fun event. You don't want to miss out, so please register today .
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    geekSpeak today on Silverlight Gadgets

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    I'll be co-hosting geekSpeak today at 1pm Eastern with Glen Gordon. Today's expert guest is Al Alper, who will be discussing Silverlight gadgets. Register now , and then bring your questions for Al, Glen, or myself. For those of you who may not have heard...
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