In this article, I'll demonstrate how to use the new Windows 7 location feature to download photos taken in your vicinity from Flickr and use them to update your desktop wallpaper. The utility is written as an addin for my previous
Utility Runner project (the MEF application).
Do people visit your desk when you're at meetings? Do they leave you messages for when you get back? If you're like me, you end up losing those messages half the time. Here's a fun screensaver program that let's people leave messages for you right on
In this article, you'll learn how to use federated search in Windows 7 to easily locate items from various public and private sources directly from Windows Explorer.
In this article, I've created a class file to encapsulate a federated search provider. This lets you use the new…
In this article I will show you how you can use Twitter API to Shutdown/Restart/Logoff your PC remotely using VB.net.
I have a very slow internet connection at home and most of the time Downloads takes hours to complete. I decided to write an application which will help me Shutdown my…
use a headset with Skype – and were frustrated that it was too quiet? This article shows how to add the sound of your own voice to the headset and not feel exhausted from shouting to be heard.
Skype: I find your lack of feedback disturbing.
This article will discuss how to build a software…
In this article I demonstrate how you can take advantage of a light application framework when creating simple utilities. Instead of working on lower-level plumbing, just create the code for whatever tool you need, and this framework can get you working
When you write small…
In case you haven't heard, TwitterDrive is going to revolutionize the way files are stored and shared on the Internet. Today, we had the rare privilege of sitting down and talking with Brian Peek, creator of this cutting edge product. Q: Thanks for taking the time to speak with us today. Why…
In this article, Brian Peek will provide a technical overview of TwitterDrive, an application used to store and retrieve files via the Twitter messaging service.
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Software: Visual C# Express 2008 SP1,…
In this article, Brian Peek will demonstrate how to use a Nintendo Wii Remote (Wiimote), a Wii Fit Balance Board, and Vuzix VR920 glasses as input devices for Microsoft Virtual Earth 3D, providing a fully immersive, 3D experience.
Bluetooth is now found in a variety of devices and enable the user to use wireless accessories. The Bluetooth protocol allows a user to “discover” any device that is in proximity to your Bluetooth radio. Why not see who is in proximity
to you? Why not have the presence of a device…