Well folks, at Coding4Fun, we're attempting not to wait until the last possible second to buy our
gifts for everyone and need your help. We need to prep for our yearly holiday guide and are asking for suggestions of items that should be in our Holiday Gift Guide for 2007. Our
guides from 2005…
So you are running Visual Studio 2008 but want to run the .Net 2.0 framework for
your applications? Tough break, well, actually it isn't.
Robin Fernandes shows how to set up Visual Studio 2008 to target a different framework than 3.5 (2.0 and 3.0).
LukeH over at MSDN blogs has additional…
While not a solution for email, Phil
Haack talks about a simple way to help prevent spam bots from attacking your forms on your web sites. By using an invisible
captcha, one can defeat most bots.
First, what is a Captcha? It is a challenge - response test to help determine that you are…
Trossen Robotics wants to know what you are building. If you have a cool project that you've built it's time to make some money showing it off.
What sort of projects can you submit you ask? Robotics, HCI, home automation, RFID, art projects, useful mods & hacks, fun/entertaining projects,…
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 is a monotype…
Twitter is a "micro blog" asking the question, "What am I doing right now?" Their
API model for developers is useful, but they guys over at
Yedda made a wrapper object for the Twitter API! Don't know C# but you're a rockstar at VB.Net? No worries since they included…
Dave Weller and the XNA team have posted the
XNA presentations from Gamefest 2007. A few of the presentations are:
The costs of managed code
I recommend this even if you're not interested in XNA. It will show you how to speed up code and what actually makes some code slow for no apparent…
Silverlight 1.0 has been released! For
run-times, tools, and SDK links, go here and
for some quick starts, go here, more importantly, the
Silverlight 1.0 quickstart examples.
In addition to just Silverlight,
Microsoft has the Expression Blend tool to help create content also. You can get…
Over at Angry Coder, the talk about the "Using" block. This is something coders should use if possible since it helps do object cleanup for items like GDI+ (Graphics) and connections (streams,
files, ...). It helps define when the object leaves scope and helps close streams,…