There comes a time in every geek's life that makes me proud. The day they pick up
their first soldering iron. The reasons vary, such as you
broke your USB port on your cell phone and need to replace it.
Now if you haven't already learned to solder, Hack-a-day also has an
Andrew Rudson managed to get his RockBand drums working on his PC and created a sweet 3D interface for it. He has an installer for it and it uses DirectX 9.0c. You can pick sounds and record your finished
creation too. I'm personally going to do all cowbells.
This is really cool, Sacha Barber has put a neat way to browse Amazon.com by using WPF's ability to
He has a detailed write up of the application over at Code Project.
Sacha even has a video of the interface in action.
Lisa Feigenbaum from the VB team has a bunch of "Did You Know?" facts about Visual Basic
that will help you code faster. Best of all, everything here will work with all the other languages.
IntelliSense is all-knowing
Make IntelliSense Transpartent (hold down control)
Caching with web content is a great way to reduce your bandwidth bills and server strain. Karin Huber has written an article on
different methods on how to get ASP.Net and IIS to cache content on the client's computer.
Karin talks about how to get IIS to cache different files and folders but…
Ever feel like your getting batted around for undoing and redoing tasks? Over at Code Project, Henrik Jonsson
shows how to
create in-memory transactions that allow for undo/redo actions. Henrik uses generics, c# 3.0 extention methods and lamda expressions.
Dan Waters has created a
5 part webcast series on Microsoft Robotic Studios.
Here is a brief index of the content.
Setting up the Create Serial port communication in VC# Express Teaching the robot to sing
More on serial port stuff
Setting up and…
If you're like me, you may already have a blog, but if you've been wondering about getting one up and running, here are some open source blog engines. There are tons of open source engines but here are just a handful. If you have other great engines, please
post them in the comments.
For those who make fun of Visual Basic, Amanda Silver may have something to show off to
you. Over at the VB Team blog on MSDN,
Amanda shows off 10 new features in Visual Basic. Two of my favorite are Syntax tool-tips (picture on the right, imagine that with LINQ!) and the improved performance…
Johnny Chung Lee has some awesome applications he's done with the WiiMote. He has two examples, the coolest is making a low-cost multi-point interactive whiteboard while the other tracks your fingers
and does a multi-point grid. His code uses
Brian Peek's WiiMote library, DirectX and c#.