Hardware: Just bought a Dell Venue Pro 8, it is awesome!

It’s awesome the Dell Venue Pro 8, runs the full version of Windows 8.1, comes with Student Office and an 11 hour battery life.  There was a deal through Microsoft but I missed it so I bought it from the Microsoft Store for $299, and that is a STEAL! Pros: Size, fits in your hand…

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Programming in the cloud, it’s not Monaco, it’s TouchDevelop

Oh sure Monaco is the cool product right now, but if you want to create Windows 8 Apps quickly then you need to take a look at http://www.TouchDevelop.com/hoc What can you do with TouchDevelop?  Well for a number of theologies you might be in the gift giving time of year.  You could create a cool…

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C++/CX/DirectX: I want to use DirectXTK w/o using nuget

Your choice, some people love nuget others hate it because it is kind of flaky in weird ways.  Good for you.  If you want to use the DirectX Tool Kit and don’t want to use Nuget you definitely don’t need to.  In fact, with the current flakiness of Nuget, it might be advised. (And yes,…

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C++/CX/DirectX: Working with Textures, Models and Images

Well I will be the first to go to be bottom of the page on MSDN and submit a critical comment or a snarky one.  If you want to break into DirectX if you are reading this you are likely motivated to do so, then you might be struggling with working with Models, Images or…

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