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  • Blog Post: National Library – More Kudos from Komplett and Others

    The “ Discover Your National Library ” exhibit I blogged about here has now been on display for over a month, and it’s getting some serious attention from people all over. A couple of weeks ago, I noticed it hit the Silverlight.net front page (!) which is the first Irish application to do so.  Additionally...
  • Blog Post: Discover Your National Library – Launched at the National Library and Online

      On Wednesday January 20th, the National Library launched a brand new exhibition on Kildare Street called “Discover Your National Library.”   It’s a fantastic exhibit, not just because of the wealth of the collection of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, prints and drawings, but also because...
  • Blog Post: New Photosynth Features and a Stone Circle

    I spent this past weekend in Donegal, where my friends and I came across a really neat stone circle outside of Raphoe.  It was crying out to be Photosynthed.  I stood in the centre of the circle, taking a lot of photos.  After uploading them to Photosynth, I noticed a few great new features...
  • Blog Post: I Never Thought I’d Be Blogging About Playboy

    But cool technology is worth writing about, so here we go.  If you were watching the MIX09 Live Keynote yesterday ( http://live.visitmix.com/ ), you saw a couple of awesome applications which really take rich, Internet applications to a new level.  One of them, the Playboy Archive, is live...
  • Blog Post: New Irish Silverlight Showcase App - Zignals

    Have you heard of Zignals yet? If you have, I’m not surprised given the great visibility and publicity they’ve received for their unique, innovative application and beautiful set of controls, all done in Silverlight.  They also do a great job informing customers through their actively updated blog...
  • Blog Post: Photosynth is Live – Create 3D Experiences

    What an exciting week this has been!  Photosynth has been fully released by Microsoft Live Labs this morning. If you’re not familiar with Photosynth, it is a cool piece of technology which takes a collection of photographs and uses them to build a 3D scene or object based on analysis of the photographs...
  • Blog Post: LOL-Tastic

    Okay this is seriously awesome. Two great tastes, that taste great together: LOLCats + Deep Zoom. Great idea, Rob Burke ! Rob is as big a fan of LOLCats as I am, so I was not surprised when he told me he was working on a LOLCat Silverlight application. What I didn't realize was that it was a ginormous...
  • Blog Post: New Silverlight Top Sites

    A lot of live websites have moved to Silverlight 2 beta 2, and there are some great new sites that have shown up over the last few weeks since the new version has been released. Ryanair Destinations: I love Ryanair for many reasons, but mostly because they allow me to go to a wide variety of interesting...
  • Blog Post: WorldWide Telescope Public Beta

    Did you see the Ted video that Clare linked to a few weeks back of Microsoft Research’s WorldWide Telescope?  If you didn’t, you should go check it out – it’s seriously impressive. The WWT has been only available internally up until today, and now there is a public beta you can try yourself. ...
  • Blog Post: New Shiny Silverlight 2 Healthcare Demo

    Via Laurent I came across this excellent site showing off a cool new application called the “Patient Journey Demonstrator.”  It’s a healthcare application with end-to-end scenarios for patient data, medical professional interaction, and medical administration. This is a wonderful answer to the question...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to DeepZoom via PhotoZoom

    One of the things I'm going to be talking about at my session at the IMTC, or Irish Microsoft Technology Conference 2008 on Friday is using Silverlight with DeepZoom.  DeepZoom is a technology that came out of the Microsoft Live Labs which allows a user to look at incredibly high resolution images...
  • Blog Post: New Top Silverlight Sites

    It's been a while since I've updated the top Silverlight sites.  There have been so many cool new sites that have come out since Silverlight 2 beta, so it's difficult to pick the best ones.  I am throwing out all of my old recommendations and here are my first five favorites: Hard Rock Memorabilia...
  • Blog Post: Updated Silverlight Top Ten:

    Time for some new eye candy - here are my latest favourite Silverlight sites. Silverlight Valentine: Don't you want to send a sparkly, Silverlighty Valentine? Go on and share the love. This site pulls a picture of your choice from Flickr or Windows Live Spaces, combines it with a snappy tune and some...
  • Blog Post: New Top Ten Silverlight Applications

    Intersoft WebUI Sirius: Project codenamed " Sirius " by Intersoft Solutions is supposed to "...deliver new innovations and fresh breakthrough UI components for the Web platform." Siriusly, go check it out (I know, terrible pun). It looks at first like a normal page with some images at the bottom. But...
  • Blog Post: New Top Ten Silverlight Apps

    A few new apps added this week to my top ten list: GOA WinForms for Silverlight: I have to give a lot of credit to Netika , who created the GOA WinForms for Silverlight . Someone showed me these applications last week at TechEd and I was blown away. Click on the "View Demos" link to see what I mean....
  • Blog Post: Silverlight Apps + Silverlight Showcase Updated

    As I was on holidays, I didn't update the Top Ten Silverlight Apps last week. And it's a shame too because last week the Silverlight.net site updated their "Showcase" feature. If you haven't seen the Silverlight Showcase , now you definitely have a good reason to check it out. It hosts the latest and...
  • Blog Post: Top Ten SL Apps Updated

    I added five new apps this week to my Top Ten Silverlight Sites: Farseer 2D Physics Engine - Farseer built a series of seven demos, each one shows a different set of bodies interacting. The individual demos have descriptions plus keyboard & mouse interaction information. Their Physics Engine was...
  • Blog Post: Weekly Top Ten Silverlight Sites!

    I've added a new section to my blog called "Top Ten Silverlight Sites." Each week, I'll be updating that list with new websites and applications which feature Silverlight. Keep your eye there for cool new sites to visit and check out! And of course, if you have a site you'd like to recommend, please...
  • Blog Post: Another cool Silverlight site: The Podium '08

    I came across this website today and thought it was great. It's called The Podium '08, and it uses Live Search and Silverlight to display a variety of information on U.S. presidential candidates for 2008. On the right side is a list of top issues, clicking on them will give you the candidate's stance...
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