UFOs and MUD and Software and beyond, Funday Sunday!

From time to time I get a “bug” to look into the past history of software and the UFO things that come up in the history of software.  Now don’t get me wrong, I really do not believe in UFOs visiting us secretly, after all if they were going come all that way, why not…

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Using Functions in C#

In the video that I have embedded in this blog post, I am restarting my blog and will work out the curriculum issues that I have been talking about.  Got caught up in the Imagine Cup, it all worked out really well for the team I am on, have to shout out for Cy Khormaee,…

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DLLs: Important stuff, and questions about Angelina Jolie’s use of DLLs

Original title for this blog:   OMG: I appeared to have made a commitment to show how to build a dll in a previous blog and Angelina Jolie tells her story about DLLs I am sorry, I made the statement: “In this blog, we will create a simple DLL that works in both Windows 7,…

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WOW: WOW AddonStudio

All I can say is WOW, I will be reporting more deeply on the WOW AddonStudio that uses the Visual Studio Isolated Shell.  This is a well put together package, that clearly shows up Dan Fernandez’s and the team of programmers who worked on it.  Just fantastic.  This is a great example of how a…

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WOW: Developing WOW applications using Visual Studio Shell

Daniel Fernandez with his usual genius has created a great application that you can download from http://www.codeplex.com/addonstudio that allows you to work with WOW, but use the Visual Studio shell.  This is a great way to get into programming and to have fun. If you are a teacher that wants to get students interested in…

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Building a Breakout game and Steve Jobs

 Taking a slight diversion, the rumors about Steve Job’s health do not seem to be confirmed, and let’s hope this innovator is healthy.  I hope that he is just sick of MacWorld and is hanging around with his wife and four children, working on the next new thing to give Microsoft a run for the…

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New Zune Review: Create games on the Zune

Wow, with the new CTP release of the XNA Game Studio 3.0 you can create games that work on the Zune.  Since we only talk about things you can do using the Express products on this blog, you will need to download VC# 2008 Express.  However, if you have access to the Visual Studio 2008…

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Code Snippets: Again with the code snippets

Well the space aliens were asking me about code snippets again, and they were curious if they had to create a separate file for each of the code snippets and put them in the same folder, or could they put them all in the same file.  Then again, if you think that these space aliens…

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Pong: The adventure begins again, join in NOW, ADD Graphics

To use code snippets make sure to download the file attachment to this blog!  Use the text to follow along with the video, if possible use two monitors for this to really make sense.   PONG: The adventure continues     Explanation Steps to Reproduce “Now let’s add graphics to our game. First, I’ll create…

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Building an XNA game and having fun!

Ok, ok, I have been having some mental issues, now that I have repaired my aluminum foil hat, and added some new features, I can get back to writing about the writing programs to communicate with space aliens.  Gee whiz, in one of my past lives, I used to design satellite systems, so I guess…

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