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Jonathan’s Card

The feel-good news item last week was Jonathan’s Card. Apparently Starbucks lets people use their phones as a sort of loyalty + gift card by displaying a barcode. Some guy made his barcode public and offered to let anyone use … Continue reading

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RIM’s newest attempt at relevance.

RIM just announced they’re going to port their BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) application to Android and iPhone. This news is a great indicator of why I believe RIM won’t make it through the smartphone wars. I bought a BlackBerry curve in … Continue reading

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Screencasting on Windows

I’m very active on the Xtreme VB Talk forums; it’s the first programming forum I ever joined and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with other developers. This year I’m trying to transform my blog from a cobweb collector to something … Continue reading

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Early Adoption, Smartphones, and Chauvinism

I stumbled across an MSDN Magazine article from a tweet that pointed out it made the absurd statement that all people with smartphones are early adopters. That was strange enough, but then I found myself disgusted with an apparent attempt … Continue reading

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Fiddling with the blog

I want to fiddle with the theme or find a theme that works better than the default one. If stuff looks broken, I’m probably going to fix it. Probably. *Update* I’m done with what I want to fool with tonight; … Continue reading

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Miniblog

I started a Tumblr blog.  I’ve had an account on Tumblr for a few weeks now, and mostly what I did with it was try to find out what kind of purpose I might find for it.  After fooling around … Continue reading

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Interesting solution to a WPF resource location issue

Design-time is one of my hobbies, and I’ve been fooling around with the WPF designer ("Cider") lately.  I’ve been making adorners do interesting things for the most part and havent fooled around with property editors much, which makes me kind … Continue reading

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Testing Source code posting

Supposedly there’s a markup element for posting code on WordPress blogs.  This is just a test; I’m actually planning some big posts and it will determine if I use the blog or just link to a static page. public void … Continue reading

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What I hate about the web these days

Let’s assume that I’m looking for information on some fringe programming topic that doesn’t have a lot of pages with content.  It might be something like the new D3DImage class in WPF that allows you to render DirectX content on … Continue reading

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Snarky Comment of the $timeperiod

I read Jeff Atwood’s Coding Horror as frequently as he posts material.  Like many blogs, the true entertainment value comes from the comments.  I saw this one today: $40 for SmartFtp. $40 for Winzip. Multiply by all the small tools … Continue reading

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