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  • Blog Post: Brighten up everyone's day! Become a shining September Small Basic Guru!

    As we in the Northern hemisphere watch the leaves turn brown, and the days grow shorter once more, we mourn the onset of darkness and cold. Winter is coming, and it may be a long one! (heard that somewhere before...) SO my mighty guru word warriors, light up our hearts and minds with words...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Small Basic Guru Awards - July 2014 WINNERS!!!

    Nonki and I were the only contributors this month, but a special thanks go out to Nonki for really knocking it out of the park with a lot of fantastic articles! Small Basic Technical Guru - July 2014 Ed Price - MSFT Small Basic Survival Guide ...
  • Blog Post: Become the August Small Basic Guru - Festival of the Awesome Small Basic

    It's here at last! The August round of the TechNet Technical Guru Competition! The quality and quantity of entries has been beyond our wildest expectations lately, with epic posts and useful snippets BURSTING out of the seams of TechNet Wiki. So please come forth once again, oh mighty techie...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru - June Winners: LitDev, Jibba Jabba, & Nonki Takahashi!!!

    Congrats to LitDev, Jibba Jabba, and Nonki! Great articles this month! Small Basic Technical Guru - June 2014 litdev Small Basic: Sprite Arrays Ed Price : "An important topic that's well described with fantastic examples! Great article!" Michiel...
  • Blog Post: Would you join the Small Basic team in the TechNet Guru World Cup???

    The World Cup is here again! Sort of. We've got brains in our ball! And YOU have been selected to play on our team! Yes blog reader, step up and take a shot! Slam some techie tips in the back of our nets! No dribbling please, just lots of problem tackling. So come on Gurus and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Small Basic Guru Award Winners! - May, 2014

    The Small Basic Guru Awards celebrate the Small Basic articles on TechNet Wiki, contributed from valued wiki authors like YOU! Each month, the contributions are scored by a panel of judges (5 per category, 2-3 in each are MS experts), and the winners of each category are showered with love and attention...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Gurus: Your community needs heroes like you!

    A little tongue-in-cheek, but here it goes... TechNet Gurus... we salute you! You're awesome, and we know it! Your knowledge uploads and nifty info nuggets are our life blood at TechNet Wiki. Every awesome article that gets an award is just the start. We are building up the most sensational...
  • Blog Post: History of Microsoft Small Basic - Featured Article

    Congratulations to Nonki Takahashi for winning the Small Basic Technical Guru Gold Medal for April! Nonki's cartoony self-portrait was made from a Paint-like program that he wrote himself, from Small Basic: Here is his winning article: History of Microsoft Small Basic This is an interesting...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru Awards!! (April 2014)

    Congratulations to Nonki, Nonki, and Nonki! =^) I tried to stop the triple threat! I'll try again for May! Thanks again to Nonki for some fantastic contributions! Post your MAY contributions here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/24252.technet-guru-contributions...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Mayday! A Small Basic Guru is urgently required, for love and glory from all the community!

    Mayday! Mayday! A distress signal is being sent out to all past, present and future Gurus! We need more of your awesomeness! The TechNet Guru Competitions have become BIG news within Microsoft circles, drawing in more and more departments. Over the last year or so, we have found new and old...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru Awards!! (March 2014)

    All the awards go to Nonki this month! Small Basic Technical Guru - March 2014 Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Centering Text in Graphics Window RZ : "Clearly written explanation with nice graphics to go with it." Ed Price : "I love having the three...
  • Blog Post: April Fools Day is out of the way; now let's find a Small Basic April Genius!

    Special thanks to XAML guy for hosting this contest! The name "April" is derived from the Latin verb " aperire ", meaning "to open" in reference to being the season when trees & flowers start to "open". And I have to say, judging from the quality of contributions in recent months, I can...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru Awards - February 2014

    Congratulations to Nonki and Joe for their February contributions! These are the Small Basic results for the TechNet Guru Awards, February 201 4 !!!! You can find all the awards here: TechNet Guru Awards - February 2013 Here are our Small Basic award winners... Small Basic...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru - Spring Forward!!!

    You can be our next Spring Small Basic Guru!!! In the northern hemisphere at least, Spring is here! (apparently) And at TechNet Wiki, we're hoping you're all hatching new ideas for this month's TechNet Guru competition! We're looking for more shoots and leaves of wisdom to sprout forth from...
  • Blog Post: Spread the Love! Be our Small Basic TechNet Guru, this Valentine's Day / Month

    TechNet loves you! We love your contributions at TechNet Wiki sooo much that we give you more than just love in return... We give you NOTORIETY, GLORY... and VIRTUAL MEDALS! That's not all, this love we have, together, it flows both ways my friend. You give us stuff, we give you stuff...
  • Blog Post: Become our FIRST Microsoft TechNet Small Basic Guru of 2014!!

    Happy New Year! Time for a fresh start! We're looking for the first Gurus of 2014!! This is your chance to make your mark on the Microsoft developer community. All you have to do is add an article to TechNet Wiki from your own specialist field. Something that fits into one of the categories...
  • Blog Post: LitDev's "Small Basic: Dynamic Graphics" - Featured Article!

    Check out LitDev's November gold medal winner for the Small Basic Guru contest: Small Basic: Dynamic Graphics This is also LitDev's first gold medal! So congrats go to LitDev! Here is an excerpt section from the article... =============== Advanced Collisions To get sprites...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic November 2013 Guru Winners!

    The TechNet Guru Awards celebrate the technical articles on TechNet, contributed from valued wiki authors like YOU! Each month, the contributions are scored by a panel of judges (5 per category, 2-3 in each are MS experts), and the winners of each category are showered with love and attention from...
  • Blog Post: December 2013 Small Basic Guru - Give the Gift of Knowledge

    It's that time of the year again! It's Giving time! A time to think of those less awesome than you. A time to give something back to the community. Think of those happy faces you will make, as they open that article! Remember, "A TechNet Wiki article is not just for Christmas, it's...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Article - How to Rotate a Shape Not from the Center

    Today's featured article is the Small Basic Guru gold medal winner for October! Small Basic: How to Rotate a Shape Not from the Center By Nonki Takahashi December 8, 2013 This article shows how to rotate a shape not from it's center in Small Basic programming language. Because Shapes.Rotate...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Gurus - Winners for October 2013

    Small Basic Technical Guru - October 2013 Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: How to Rotate a Shape Not from the Center RZ : "This is a very nicely done example showcasing the capabilities of GraphicsWindow" Ed Price : "Nonki scores again, with another fantastic article...
  • Blog Post: November on MSDN: Calling All Small Basic Gurus - Enlighten Us!

    "A n influential teacher, or popular expert" Only YOU can show us... the TRUE WAY to code! Win the love and adoration of generations to come, by giving something back to those less awesome. Show your technical prowess, and divine knowledge of your craft. Teach us good code from bad...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru in August - Nonki's "Small Basic: Parser Generator"

    Congrats to Nonki for winning the Small Basic Guru gold medal for August: Small Basic Technical Guru - August 2013 Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Parser Generator Peter Laker : "There can only be one...!" Ed Price : "Wow. Those diagrams leave me...
  • Blog Post: You could be September's Small Basic Guru!

    You could be September's TechNet Guru! Turbo charge your CV with awards and interviews! Get noticed! Show us your forum solutions or drop us some nifty snippets and become MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY GURU OF THE MONTH! This is an official Microsoft TechNet recognition, where people such as yourselves...
  • Blog Post: Nonki Takahashi's Shapes Editor - Small Basic Guru for July

    Nonki Takahashi is our Small Basic TechNet Guru for July! See the TechNet Guru Contributions for July 2013 . About Nonki : I am an amateur programmer. I used to program with one of BASIC language on an 8-bit micro computer when I was a college student. In 2010, I started to program with Microsoft...
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