Due to a special election, a new congressman was put into office. Now, normally, I shrug my shoulders and not care. However,
Democratic Representative Bill Foster from Illinois has some skills. Foster is a physicist and can do something most computer programmer can't, he can code Assembly!…
On 1/16/08, Microsoft announced
the ability to
download some of the .NET Framework source code for debugging. This download process was only supported inside of a properly configured Visual Studio 2008.
21 Days Later,
Kerem Kusmezer and
John Robbins released a tool to download the source code…
Greg Dolley has done something amazing.
Greg ported id software's video game, Quake 3, to .Net.
I'm going to take a quote from his website regarding the port
Before I begin explaining the port, I'd like to clarify one thing. Someone emailed me last week regarding this port and judging from…
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…
Over at Trossen Robotics Forums, I became aware of a sweet USB turret with the ability to track multiple targets. They built it using Phidgets (they are on our
holiday gift guide) and a few other parts.
In addition to just servos, I found out via
Trossen Robotics you can use a servo controller…
Matt Gertz over at the Visual Basic Team talks about
his big problem with shuffling music and starts on how to solve it. Matt's problem (and mine) is when you have your music on shuffle, the transitions could be too jarring. In this installment, he shows you the basics at writing code against…
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.
Here is some…
Explore some of the free
resources that are available to beginning developers
If you are looking to learn the basics, join us as we browse through the MSDN Beginner Developer Learning Center, create mashups, gadgets, and games with Microsoft Popfly, and work on your first programming project,…
Scott Parker alerted me that the
Windows SDK team released Terrarium.
Terrarium's source code can be found over on CodePlex too!
So what is Terrarium? Way back in .Net 1.x land, someone game up with the idea to create a game to get people interested and building cool stuff. In…
off a quick easy way to get “good enough” GPS coordinates from your Windows Mobile phone. Did I say “Good enough”? I did and am referring to Assisted GPS triangulation. It won't give you a
precise location lock, however, it will be near you.
By using the Radio Interface Layer,…