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  • Blog Post: 5 ways to use Heterogeneous Modeling and Design of Control Systems

    I was just thinking about Control Systems and Kinect.  There are a lot of projects out there that are using Kinect, but how do you model a Kinect in the loop?  I have no idea, but I started doing some reading about modern control system design. One of the papers that caught my eye can be found...
  • Blog Post: Slayer? SLAyer? Check the way to make sure you have dangling pointer derefences

    Driver software driving you CRAZY? Your program doesn’t launch fast? Bugs? Dangling Pointer Dereferencs? Check out SLAyer, a subset of the Terminator class of software, which if everything goes well should be part of the SkyNet software suite that will take over the world shortly. So what...
  • Blog Post: Holey-Moley! Multiplayer Gaming for Smartphone

    Here are a few papers that could give guidance on designing multiplayer games for the Windows Phone or for that matter any smartphone. Multiplayer Gaming for Smartphones Hyke: A Low-cost Remote Attendance Tracking System for Developing Regions Switchboard: A Matchmaking System for Multiplayer Mobile...
  • Blog Post: Bek or Meh? Find out about how to use Bek to sanitize your real applications

    What is Bek?  It is a way to Model Imperative String Operations with Symbolic Transducers.  Ouch, I need an aspirin after writing that sentence. Like much of software Bek is a solution looking for a problem, but problems there are for this solution!  From the link: http://research.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Triple Negative *** Cancer research

      Overview: I have been thinking about Triple Negative *** Cancer lately, one of my neighbors died from complications from this cancer.  One of things that makes this cancer more difficult is that the cancer cells turn off the body’s t-cells that could deal with the cancer.  When the Triple...
  • Blog Post: The wonders of Real-Time Whiteboard capture and recording

    I have all of these White board pictures in my Windows Phone 7 that I never look at except to delete. This is a paper that goes through the back story on how to build a system that would allow the streaming of a white board session in an online meeting. And when I say White board, I mean the type that...
  • Blog Post: Collaborative Software Development using Visual Studio

    I have been thinking about the difficulty of developing with other people over the internet. Sure you could use Skype or Lync to set up a process, but it doesn’t quite cut it. With the cool stuff that Microsoft is doing with the Office Live and collaboration between Office users, you got to ask...
  • Blog Post: Singularity, Free O/S from Microsoft: Singularity RDK, over 300,000 downloads can’t be wrong!

    Download the Bootable ISO from: http://singularity.codeplex.com/ For more information you can also visit: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/singularity/ Professor If you an instructor looking to add some sparkle to your Operating System class, this might be an interesting addition or extra...
  • Blog Post: Exploring a Multicore OS: BarrelFish, a FREE OS From Microsoft!

    Interesting paper on Multicore OS, http://www.barrelfish.org/barrelfish_sosp09.pdf , this is paper that describes an architecture of an OS built from the ground up for multi-core.  Linux, FreeBSD (or whatever Apple is currently using) and Windows all have an architecture based on a world of single...
  • Blog Post: .NET Gadgeteer: Where is it?

    Nice, one of the top projects on the Microsoft research site is the .NET Gadgeteer.  Sooo, where od I get one?  Can’t. However, when you can, it will support the Creative Commons and Libraries for the Apache 2.0.  Research is looking for hardware vendors who are interested in developing...
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