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    My Almost Final Arcade Machine

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    As you can see from the picture, I need some speaker covers, also the back door in not yet attached. However it is playable which is the main thing for me. :)
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    Arcade Machine Marquee

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    Here is my attempt at an arcade banner. I hoped to have used one from the internet, but my marquee area was a strange ratio. So existing marquees were badnly streched. So I made my own which is 19 x 4 1/4, with on 3 1/4 being lightable.
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    Camp Muir Again

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    I climbed to Camp Muir again with some friends, this is the second time that I have been climbing on Mt Rainier. The climb was hard mainly due to the deep snow. We had expected icy conditions most of the way up, but a good dump of snow the night before...
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    Arcade Machine Almost Finished

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    My Arcade machine has got to the final stages, which are probably the most difficult to finish. Only due to the fact that it is fully functional, a missing back panel doesn't hamper it's playability. ;) I do not have a marque yet, but the plexi glass...
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    Chat with the developers...

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    I just wanted to advertise the Microsoft chat sessions. We welcome your suggestions and will try to answer your questions. http://msdn.microsoft.com/chats/
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    Cabinet End Game

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    I haven't had a chance to update for a long time. But work has been continuing on the cabinet. It has now been totally covered in the leather effect vinyl, the control panel has also been finished. Although it needs to be secured to the cabinet. The T...
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    Mt St Helen's GPS

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    I was asked how my GPS unit faired while in the bad weather conditions. I am pleased to say that we always had signal even though the clouds were really thick. Each time I looked it was connected to about 6 satellites. Its a Magellan Sport Track Map,...
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    Mount St Helens

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    Forgot to post about my trip to Mt St Helens. My brother in law was visiting from England so we decided to climb Mt St Helens. I had climbed it last summer; it is a good hard non-technical climb. Lot of rock scrambling and bolder hopping. Sadly for us...
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    Router

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    Last night I managed to router the edges of the cabinet ready for the T-Molding. While cutting the groove I realized that I had made a mistake with the wood sizes. All the cabinet is made with 1/2" MDF, but the control panel is 5/8" particle board. This...
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    Latest Pics

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    Just thought I would post the latest picture of the cabinet. The controls are currently in my kitchen covered in glue, waiting for the leather effect vinal stuff to stick. Its hard to see, but there is a light for the marque and the speakers are in.
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    Machine Decore

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    Building the machine, and sticking in electronic guts wasnt as hard as deciding how to decorate it. It will have to look nice if I have a cats chance in hell of getting it to stay in the house. :) At the moment I have stuck some black leather effect vinal...
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    Control Panel

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    Currently I am trying to make the control panel. It is hard to work out what to put where... how close should the buttons be... how should the buttons be laid out... etc I think that the layout will be a 4 button staggered pattern. [J] O O O O [J] O O...
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    Oops

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    Oops I have been incorrectly blogging.... A friend of mine at work pointed out that I should have a new post each time. It makes for easier tracking. :) Live and learn...
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    My Arcade Machine

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    http://mame.how.to appears to be down at the moment. The CD that I mentioned is on this site, look under downloads. Its a 30meg ISO image. Installed an ATI Rage card last night, and it all worked!! AdvancedMame requires some more setup so that it knows...
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    Simple SQLCLR Debugging Scenario.

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    Someone asked why Admin rights are needed to debug SQL CLR Code? The reason for this level of security is because debugging SQL CLR code stops all managed code on the server. So any process that is running on the server that calls managed code will be...
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    Accessibility Testing

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    We are currently testing accessibility features, to aid people use our products. Today I have been using a screen reader, and attempting to not use my mouse. Since a visually impaired person may not be able to see the mouse pointer. Trying to use our...
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    Mountain Climbing

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    I have always liked difficult hikes, but recently I have started mountain climbing. This is something that is really enjoyable, yet so hard. About 2 weeks ago, I climbed Mt Adams which is about 12,300 feet. This was one of the most strenuous things that...
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    Enabling SQL Debugging after installing SQL2K SP3

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    Many users find that TSQL App debugging appears to be broken after they install SQL2K SP3. The issue is that SQL2K SP3 has introduced tighter security measures, which limit TSQL App debugging. To re-enable TSQL App debugging simply run the following...
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    My First Blog...

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    Hi, my name is Richard and I work on the Visual Studio Debugger and mainly focus on TSQL Debugging. If you have any TSQL Debugging questions please let me know. Thanks
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