December 2, 2005
About two months ago Dan Fernandez called me into his office and said, "You need to put together a Coding4Fun Holiday Guide." Okay. While not entirely sure what that meant I figured it would at least involve
some sort of gift wish list and some project ideas for the…
Phil Haack wrote an entry regarding
concatenating delimited strings together. He goes on an shows different approaches on how to create a delimiting function along with some of his commets too.
Phil goes on to mention .Net 2.0 has a
string.Join method while .Net 1.1 does not.
If you're using…
If your project is a bit long and has a complex deployment, you may have some way of notifying your team that your
build succeeded or failed.
Mike Swanson has two methods, one orbital and the other is his laptop. He has hacked an
Ambient Orb and his
Dell XPS Laptop to visual alert him to the…
Make, Photozz decided to make his
peripherals turn off when his screen saver goes on.
He created this with some solid state relays he got off Ebay that he had left over from his Christmas project. He is using software that works off the Printer pins created by
Neil Fraser which appears to…
Scott shows the world
how to create a basic plugin for Windows Live Writer.
He goes over a pretty easy to understand how-to on adding stuff in for the "Insert" pane in the Live Writer application. You should check it out if you're interested.
The following is required:
Because you forgot to check what your
average wait time was online for security check points.
LifeHacker, the Transportation Security Administration provides a nice tool to determine what you'll wait when visiting the airport to get past check points. The data is historical, not…
ASP.Net team has brought up a feature I always forget about.
Visual Web Developer has Starter Kits you can download and come prepackaged with the tool.
If you haven't seen or used one, they are end-to-end working web site templates that you can use as a starting point for your soultion. …
Via Engadget, Cornell University released seomthing rather neat today,
a robot that adapts to injury. Cornell taught the four legged creature to first learn about itself, then revise that model when damaged.
Now only if they could teach my Roomba that it actually isn't stuck, it just backed up…
In a recent Coding4Fun email, Coding4Fun reader “G.S.” writes: I have been working on a project (media library), and I was looking for a good article on how to read ID3 tags (for mp3s) in Vb 2005. But I couldn't find any. I was wondering if you could
maybe write an article for this?