I needed to install Visual Basic on my development Tablet but the VS2005 RC installer blew up when I tried to do that, so I ended up uninstalling Whidbey, but before I could install the RC, I also had to uninstall SQL Server 2005. And then, when everything gets finally re-installed (after, like 8 hours […]
To accept as true the results of a prominent Google return: I googlieve the wavelength of red light to be 650nm. See also: googlief. Googlief has a complex relationship with belief, as one might accord a googlief of something like wavelengths a higher belief than one’s vague recollections, but on the other hand, one might […]
"Persisting Ink on the Web" walks through each of the following tasks: Transferring Ink to another Ink-Enabled Control on the Same Page Transferring Ink to an Ink Control on Another Page in a New Browser Window Moving Ink to Another Page in the Same Browser Window Transferring Ink to Another Page as a GIF Storing […]
I just found out you can use animated GIFs in Windows Forms applications – “it just works” when you set the Image property of a PictureBox to an animated GIF. Good to know.
I’m not surprised that I like Neil Young’s Prairie Wind and Beck’s Guero.
Looks like either they’ve broken the CAPTCHA methods used by das Blog, or people are hand-posting comment spam. I think that email spam may be using keywords derived from my blog as part of their randomly generated subject lines. That’s a clever way to get around any Bayesian filter. I assume that when not randomly […]
My latest article for DevX was a fun one, a Tablet application that records pen strokes of a sports play and plays them back in synchrony, to illustrate a sports play.
What? All the buzz was about Google Toolbar being an optional part of the downloadable Java Runtime Environment? I wonder if an actually significant announcement fell apart.
casey chesnut, whose propensity for lower-casing his name ticks off Word auto-correction, says that it is a myth that the best way to be hired as a programmer is to code something cool. casey’s right. He’s proved by his Web postings that he can write: neural nets to defeat CAPTCHA, machine vision applications, speech-based interfaces, […]
Scoble laments that when asked “new york hotels” search engines do not know the difference between “hotels named new york ” and “hotels in new york ” (or, to some extent, “new hotels in york ”). Scoble wants the initial search-engine return to include questions intended to refine the search. Danny Sullivan agrees, saying that […]