Tombstone Territory: XNA Tombstoning

Well the Ace WhipperSnapper, Kenny Spade, send me an email with an attachment that contained a simple example of how to do tombstoning with XNA Phone.  Wow!  I am so impressed, I am going to carefully share (or steal) his excellent code.  After a screen sharing session using Lync, which is totally cool IM product,…

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Tombstoning in Windows Phone 7

Again with the whole tombstoning thing.  In Arizona there is a city by the name of Tombstone, http://www.cityoftombstone.com/, sometimes referred to as the town that wouldn’t die.  This is somewhat similar to your phone app, you don’t want it to die if the user receives a phone call right? So what is tombstoning and how…

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Social Game is the thane: Quickly implementing Pushy Phone Notifications

While watching MacBeth, MacBeth is a “thane”, what is that?  Is it like being a vice president at a bank?  No, it is a rank below ealdormen or high-reeves, or a retainer, not quite an earl.  Likely higher than an esquire.  Got that?  Me neither.  I think it was someone who might possibly get a…

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Oh why? You try stuff and it doesn’t work

I am very excited about the Windows Azure Toolkit for Social Games, but was unable to get the download to play Tic-Tae-Toe.  Don’t get me wrong, the owner(s) of this product are awesome and the documentation is sterling. (Thanks to Wade Wegner, Nathan Totten and others!) On the other hand, don’t you get frustrated by…

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Social WP7 Game: Isolated storage and notification

As said in MacBeth (still working on the video): It [life] is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing Wow, did Shakespeare know about blogging, Twitter or Facebook?  Wow!  Well, here is my tale of sound and fury told by an idiot, oh wait, does that mean I am…

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Social Games Part Bazillion of Katrillion: Make Phone App Social

I have been watching MacBeth with Patrick Stewart as MacBeth, and I kind of get it, but it is one of the most intense Shakespeare Plays I have ever seen, sort of like Gears of War, except more confusing and no weird weapons.  And I have been following the use of Trillion for the US…

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