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MVC Tips and Tricks from WMDoDN 08

Over the next week or so I plan to have individual blog posts about my "favorite" demos in this presentation, but I wanted to get the PowerPoint stack and code samples out there ASAP.  I will definitely blog in detail about the SEOHelper, Blueprint CSS additions,...

Day 1 – Festival of Faith and Writing 08

Well it has been quite a day - more than I ever expected.  But a little background first.  Every two years (i.e. the "even" years) since 1990 there has been a conference called the Festival of Faith and Writing, this is the fourth time I've been...

West Michigan FIRST Robotics Regional Competition

I don't have time to post much this morning, but I wanted to get this out. This Saturday (March 22, 2008) we attended the West Michigan FIRST Robotics Regional Competition over the weekend.  I'll post a couple pictures, and my first YouTube video (from my digital...

Cool Tools: Window Clippings

Another tool I use almost daily for documentation and presentations is Window Clippings, by Kenny Kerr.  There have been screen capture utilities out there since ... well ... since there have been screens, so why is this one different?  There are several...

Cool Tools – ZoomIt v1.8

I occasionally run into some cool software tools that I end up using a lot, and wanted to blog about them. I have a few that I want to post soon - here is the first. ZoomIt is a simple free utility developed by Mark Russinovich at Sysinternals and distributed by...

Microsoft, Nokia Put Silverlight On Mobile Devices

Looks like at least one announcement got out before the MIX'08 conference even started - and it is a big one. I am eager to see how this plays out, but it looks like now software developed in Silverlight will be able to run on Nokia Series 40 and S60 phones (which is...

Blogging Drought – Cheap Computer – ‘Bots on the Rock

I wanted to make a quick post to say things are still moving along, but we've been in a period of sickness in our house, which is never fun and depressing blogging material.  So I'll leave it at that. Our next 'Bots on the Rock (LEGO Robotics Club) meeting is...

Lunar Eclipse 2008

Last night was about as perfect as a lunar eclipse can get (other than the cold).  The skies were completely clear.  The total eclipse was at a late enough time (10:01) that it was dark enough, and not too late that you had to get up in the middle of the...

First "’Bots on the Rock" Meeting a Success!

Well we had our first 'Bots on the Rock (LEGO Robotics club) meeting last night and things seemed to go really well, all things considered.  We didn't advertise or promote the first meeting in any way, and fought some pretty nasty weather, and still ended up with...

Microsoft DreamSpark

So say you are a poor college student who wants to program computers or write games for the XBOX 360.  You've already spent all your money on tuition, room-and-board, and pizza.  So your only choice is really a free distro of Linux and some free open source...

Why I like Twitter

When I first heard about Twitter in late 2006, I thought it was the latest example of just another social experiment that seemed trivial and an amazing waste of time. You joined up and started posting very short (140 characters) messages about what you were doing or...

Shuttle Launch Experience

Well it is easy to say that one of the highlights of my Florida vacation was the launch of the Space Shuttle (STS-122).  We visited the Kennedy Space Center the day before the launch (which is an amazingly worthwhile trip even without a launch if you are in the...

Vacation Update

Posting images has been troublesome because it is as if I am working over a 56k modem right now, but should have better access later today. Basically we are in Coco Beach (http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/hotels/five_day_forecast.jhtml?ctyhocn=CCBCHHF ) and are T-minus 2...

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