Janne Mattila's blog

From programmer to programmer -- Programming just for the fun of it

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  • Blog Post: Solving My Pocket Solitaire using Top-Down method

    This post continues My Pocket Solitaire series. This time we’re starting to open up the solving logic for this puzzle. Playing of the game starts from the initial position: No canvas support so cannot display the board :-( Sorry! From that initial state you should end up into this target state: No canvas...
  • Blog Post: Maximize the use of CPU with parallel extensions (+ some WPF stuff)

    Since this is my 40th post to this blog I decided to go back to square one… or post one actually :-) I’m going to create Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application that solves the Knight’s Tour puzzle. I actually didn’t know about this puzzle before I bought book called Puzzles for Programmers...
  • Blog Post: CRM 4.0 (or SharePoint or custom application) and DebugView

    Every now and then I’m find myself trying to solve same issues over and over again :-) That’s why I found myself (again) using DebugView as my debugging assistant at remote box. If you don’t know what DebugView is then you should definitely try it out. I’m going to give you few ideas how you could use...
  • Blog Post: How to install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools to XP or Vista

    I got email from Philip Edney with a hint that how you can install Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions (VSeWSS) for none-Windows 2003 server OS. Of course since that's not supported you'll have to do small registry hack (but that's what developers do :-): [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE...
  • Blog Post: Solving small puzzles (with just a few lines of code)

    For my first blog post I decided to choose subject that is just really me: Solving small puzzles. It's one of my weird hobbies that requires a bit of understanding of the puzzle and of course some programming skills. I have used this same idea that I'm going to present here to many puzzles. Background...
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