Adam Kinney did a pretty neat port of a flash application that
creates an effect that gives an image like it was torn and crumpled up in Silverlight using the WriteableBitmapEx.
Blitting is the act of blending multiple images together. More about the
BLIT operation can be found at Wikipedia.…
I the only one warming up their soldering iron? I posted a bit ago on being able to do a
Windows 7 sensor with a parallax board, but Brian Jepson (@bjepson) of
MAKE and O'Reilly helped port that driver into a more generic driver that works with Arduino!
Right now there is one Arduino sketch…
Pete Brown has created an
example of accessing a scanner with WIA via WPF. In the past we've chatted about
going paperless with WIA and
accessing a camera with it too, but Pete talks about how WIA the guts of it works and how to get an application to leverage it.
To find out more about WIA…
Tamir Gal has a Secure Shell (SSH) library for .Net. What is SSH you ask?
SSH is a network protocol that allows data to be exchanged using a
secure channel between two networked devices
SharpSSH allows you to read/write data and transfer files over SSH channels using an API similar to
David Veeneman wrote a neat little console application that will
convert RGB colors to HLS (Hue-Luminance-Saturation) or HSB (Hue-Saturation-Brightness) over at Code Project.
One of the neat things David also did was show off using IValueConverter as well to do some of the conversion for you.…
We've talked in the past about debugging your application but if you can't attach a debugger to your website,
why not use the ASP.Net Tracing? This acts very much like a Debug.WriteLine in a Windows application but instead you do
Since this does have some memory ramifications,…
Jimmy Schementi posted about his talk at RubyConf 2009 and talked about embedding IronRuby in another program. His goals were:
2D rendering surface with simple primitive shapes Simple animation support – callbacks for each frame and each object on the canvas
User-loadable “macros” for drawing…
Reading a post by Phil Haack, I learned about a neat technology called LESS that helps reduce the amount of CSS and duplicated code you have to create. It was
originally a Ruby Gem but now has a .Net port called .Less which can be found at
It lets you do some amazing things…
Tired of having a computer with no sensors? We've created a
parallax windows 7 sensor driver with source code so you can create your own!
The sensor device we made here is a Passive-Infrared Sensor. So basically it is a motion sensor. The board used in the white paper is the Parallax “BASIC…