at the Visual Basic blog,
Matt Gertz has a great post on hidden effects with loops on stuff you may not realize. He talks about how looping backwards versus forwards depending on the situation will drastically simplify your code or if you're looping and using the array.Count how
Page Brooks created a neat Silverlight application that controls his treadmill. Page openly admits it is a proof of concept and really lacks
a real purpose, but from using some tools, he was able to create a very usable UI with minimal effort.
Here is a video of it in action.
Pavel Bansky has created a demo using an
LCD output and the .Net Micro framework. His demo project is based around the EDK Plus development platform. Pavel used a few additional bits but this is awesome!
Demo project and library can be even downloaded!…
Chris Myers over at
isopod design created a home defending system by using a Roomba. He salvaged a red Roomba off Craig's List and gutted out the vacuum. Using
Make Magazine's bluetooh tutorial and a bluesmurf bluetooth module from
Sparkfun, Chris managed to get the Roomba…
With Silverlight 4.0 just announced, here are some great posts / helpful tips on getting started with Silverlight in general.
Channel9 has a training course. Tim Heuer has a 7-part series “Getting Started with Silverlight”.
Shine Draw is an awesome “Flash vs Silverlight” repository that can…
Scott Guthrie has a great post about question marks and LINQ. Well, actually, it is about the c# null coalescing operator, ??.
So what does the ?? operator do? It checks a value and if null, put in something different.
string foo = arg;
if( foo == null)
Mads Kristensen, of BlogEngine.Net fame, has a post on
getting the language and country from a browser in ASP.Net. Why is this important? Well, some sites have something called
localization/internationalization and mapping IP addresses to countries isn't always the best option.
Radiohead did something pretty interesting. They released their new music video, which was done all in LIDAR. Their video is, for all intents and purposes, is just pure data!
They have all the data for you to play with over at
Graphic novels (or as they used to say, 'comic books') have been hot collector items for years. There are those of us who still get choked up when we think of the stacks of Fantastic Four, Superman, Spiderman, Silver Surfer, and other classic titles of
our youth that got thrown in the trash…
ASCII art has been around for ages but
Matt has created a way to create to
convert images into ASCII text for web pages. Matt explains how he does the color conversions and how he gets data from the image to text. One major thing he stresses is you must use a monotype font. What…