Wot u do with .net

All the fun things you can do with .net from extending Media Centre to robotics to game development.

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    Modding the Acer Aspire One

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    My experience of Windows 7 on the Acer Aspire One continues to be highly satisfactory and I've turned to exploring how I can customise the machine. I first looked at memory - I only have 1Gb, and the device can support 1.5Gb. With 512Mb soldered into...
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    Xbox Live turns into 'entertainment hub' - USATODAY.com

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    I'm lucky enough to be part of the beta group for this new look to Xbox 360. Take a look at the detail and screen shots in this report in USA Today to see what you going to get come 19th Nov. Its awesome :-) Xbox Live turns into 'entertainment hub' -...
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    Ferrari are using Windows HPC supercomputer

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    Not so long ago I blogged the launch of the Cray CX1 - a supercomputer from the father of supercomputers that was running Windows. The BBC have the story that Ferrari are using this system: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/7715249.stm...
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    Windows 7 on a Samsung Q1

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    Ian Dixon (Media Centre MVP, UK) has been playing with Windows 7 a bit and has successfully installed it on a Samsung Q1. Ian's Q1 is the 1GB RAM, Celeron M model. You can read about his experience here . I'm very tempted to try the current pre-beta on...
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    Windows 7 - the boy band...

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    Ok so 'fun' videos seems to be of the moment.... PDC 2008 is coming… and I can’t wait!
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    Remix08: DIY Multitouch device

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    At the Sneak Peek keynote we showed off the MSR Cambridge Family Archive project. A research project that uses a multitouch tabletop hardware solution to enable families to record, store and view digital images of items important to them. As well as the...
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    Cray Windows HPC Server 2008 Supercomputer

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    Cray - father of supercomputers - has released the CX1 a high-performance computer using Windows HPC Server 2008. The CX1 is small enough to fit under a desk and has noise-cancelling features to make it more office-friendly. 'Cray aims to reduce the need...
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    Science museum lates - with Robot Wars' Noel Sharkey

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    The Science Museum is having an adults only open evening. Enjoy the unique experience of ‘no children allowed’ in our world famous interactive gallery Launchpad . Get hands on and capture your shadow, launch a rocket, spin like a skater or control a magnetic...
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    Another fun video by Gates and Seinfeld

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    I've worked for MS for nearly 13years. Punctuating that time have been many company meetings and conferences. Nearly every one of them had a spoof video, usually with BillG and SteveB, remaking a TV ad or part of a feature film. Incredibly well put together...
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    ReMix 08 - FREE SOFTWARE!

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    Did I mention I'm presenting at ReMix 08 in Brighton on the 18th and 19th Sept? Well, if I didn't, I am - XNA games dev, MS Robotics and the sneak peaks keynote!! Now, despite being on TV lately (re: Photosynth launch - BBC Click and Sky News Technofile...
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    Awaiting the 2008 First LEGO League challenge

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    All around the world, thousands of young people, teachers, parents and supporters are awaiting the publication of the 2008 First LEGO League challenge. Not due until Friday 5th Sept, teams only have to wait one more day. The First LEGO League is one of...
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    Assembly, Finland

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    Well here I am, on a gorgeous day with clear blue skies and bright sunshine, in Finland attending the Assembly . A huge event attracting thousands of your technology enthusiasts. The Hartwell arena is filling up fast as attendees bring their beloved computer...
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    Preparing for The Assembly

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    I have been lucky enough to get a speaking slot at The Assembly in Finland at the end of the month. 7000 computer hobbyists in one place for four days. Naturally I am talking about robotics! My plan during the session is to show how to build simulated...
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    Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 CTP July

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    The next CTP of MRDS is out! It has lots of exciting new features and tutorials (take a look at the DSS Log Analyzer - cam view and GPS mapping data example!). A quick list of highlights: 1. New samples and tutorials: This CTP has many new samples and...
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    Custom PC Mark III by Chad Hower

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    Chad is an awesome guy. His presentations are researched in detail, entertaining and you can be sure to learn lots from them. Being highly mobile Chad has a pretty extreme way of ensuring he has sufficient computing power where ever he may be. He documents...
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    YouTube - 914 PC-BOT

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    Richard Lepack shows off the 914 at this year's Maker Faire :-) The software shown briefly at the end is Dave Evans' B.R.A.I.N built using .Net.
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    Mashed 08: The pictures....

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    During a long weekend of fun and excitement it helps to have pictures to remind you exactly what you got up to. Mmm - maybe not... This is my 'Aces High - Eddie' impression in the social flight sim. Search on Iron Maiden if you're still clueless.  ...
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    Mashed 08: Landed safely

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    We completed our flight  - stirred on music of great endeavour (The Great Escape, Dam Busters, Top Gun (!)). I buzzed LA at Mach 25, dipped the undercarriage in San Francisco bay as passed by the Golden Gate Bridge, and found the Grand Canyon (several...
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    Mashed 08: Day 2

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    A lot of survivors this morning :-). Projects are developing, only a few more hours to go. I have the 0900 leg to fly in the social flight sim  -apparently we have to go from Anchorage to San Francisco. My nav tells me she wants to go via the Grand...
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    Mashed 08: Wotudo blimp flies again

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    Taking inspiration from numerous Disney cartoons the Wotudo.net blimp flies again!
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    Mashed 08: STOP THE PRESS - Blimp escapes

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    An adhesive failure between the gondola and the blimp enabled the blimp to break free. It is now on the roof in the West Hall at Alexander Palace :-(    Calling Urban Junkie I need a replacement blimp balloon!!!
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    Mashed 08: Wotudo Blimp

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    It start out as a simple bit of fun but with the help of old and new friends at Mashed 08 it turned into a real 'mashed activity! It first flew with simple Wotudo.net branding (my other blog) - I wasn't sure if the vinyl lettering (from Signprint.co.uk...
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    Mashed 08 more code

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    Here is the very simple Twitter service I built for the Twitter Blimp - you'll need this to make the other Mashed 08 public code work. A very basic service, it connects to the public xml timeline from Twitter and takes the first tweet. If that tweet differs...
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    Mashed 08 Star log Day 1 14:00

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    Now recorded on a pod cast for the Imperial College London. Just seen the zero carbon plane being built. It is going to virtually fly round the world tonight, there'll be a public KLM for people to hang things from. Looking at plotting their progress...
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    Mashed08 star log Day 1 13:00

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    Done my session  - good audience size, seemed to be good interest. There are at least a couple of robot applications happening :-) Here are my demo resources that I showed: ZipFile Nao doing the Haka was well received as the Twitter Blimp :-)
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