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Sara Ford on Deep Fried Bytes

A friend of mine turned me on to the cool and casual programmer podcast Deep Fried Bytes recently. I like the format and their guests seem to enjoy the it as well. In episode 15,...

PDC Wrap Up

The last two days were as interesting as the first two. Seemed like the week got busier towards the end which is why I’m playing catch up now. One of the benefits of attending a...

Friday Links #23

I’m behind this week because of all the PDC activity. TUTORIAL #4: Showing Non-Silverlight Content To Users Without The Plugin - Create a custom HTML to display for your users that have not yet installed...

Desk Drive 1.6.9

OK, one more time, with feeling. As we say in the software industry, “No good deed goes unpunished.” The feature I added in 1.6.7 that changed the dialog close behavior of the X button caused...

Desk Drive 1.6.8 Released

Desk Drive 1.6.7 introduced a bug that makes logging off/shutdown take longer than it normally does. I didn’t notice it on my system because I almost never shut my laptop down. Honestly, I didn’t notice...

PDC – Day 2

As I mentioned in the earlier post, PDC days generally go from 7 in the morning to 10 or 11 pm at night. I crashed into my bed last night shortly before 11 pm. Sleep...

PDC 2008 – Day 1

The keynote at this year’s PDC was perhaps the most uninspiring one I’ve seen in the 15 years I’ve been attending these events. It wasn’t bad and the announcements were quite significant. It was just...

PDC 2008 – Day Zero

I arrived in Los Angles around 2:00 pm today for Microsoft’s Professional Development Conference. After a 26 mile cab ride from the Airport to the hotel, I scooted over to the convention center to pick...

Calendar Gadget Alpha Released

Calendar Gadget is an experiment in window-less controls I started back about 3 years ago. Things were humming along pretty nicely when I got distracted with this whole ASP.Net and blogging thing. I really didn’t...

Friday Links #22

ePrintableCalendars: Free Printable Calendars – Sometimes you just need a blank calendar. Simple and to the point. Ungeek To Live: Go Local for Custom Letterpress Work On-the-Cheap – This is such a cool idea. I...
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