This is what happens when you have geeks, an industrial robot and a WiiRemote just laying around.
You get a sword-wielding, tennis-playing, WiiMote-controlled robot. From the article, it looks like they used VB.net with a generic joystick driver and used an
interface with a joystick with c# on…
Ever see text following a path and wonder how they did that?
Silverzine shows you how to make text that will follow a circular path and rotate.
SilverZine uses Expression Blend to accomplish this tutorial. They talk about how to keyframe it, space items out, and use the render transform…
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.
Brian Rush has a program over at The Code Project that
exposes the iTunes Library via XML (and XLST), ASP.NET, and AJAX. It is written in VB.net and uses the Atlas framework ( which is now called the Microsoft AJAX Library ). It can't stream music yet but one can yearn for that day to come.
We've been asked a few times to
create a screen scraper, however, the
ASP.Net Library site has created a way of screen scraping. They parse the HTML and find the tables in it and directly convert those to Data Sets for your program to consume.
Their demo uses pre-done HTML, however they include…
Jimmy Schementi shows you how to add scripting to your your application by leveraging the DLR and Ruby!
Just by adding in a few lines of code and referencing a few dlls, one can easily add real time scripting to their application. The examples on the right are simple, but think about what else…
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…
A chap named
Hap had a foe, but unlike Carl Spackler , he took a far more
technical and cruelty free approach to his varmints (and less TNT). He built a deterrent system that used a motion detector wireless transmitter and a timer delay and would spray water on the offending target.
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.
Brian Peek chats on how he fixed a leaky handle driver for the Acer 1420P (PDC build) laptop.
Brian used a some free tools to figure out why the one of the tablet's processes was growing at 10 handles second and what to do about it. With the
Process Explorer tool and
IDA, he saw…