IOT: Halloween Fun! Pumpkinduino! Part 1

  next: IOT: Pumpkinduino UML, part 2 I just got back from the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store, which has seasonal items for Halloween, and home improvement stuff like dishwashers, lumber, hammers, etc.  In my bag I have a pumpkin that uses 3 AA batteries to power either a single led or double led, can’t tell…

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Free Animated Sprites software: Reading the “flipbook” image and showing it

  What is it about the XNA free information with respect to Sprite animation?  Why is it so hard to find a useful post on how to generate an animation?  I have no idea, but then again, most of my posts are useless, but maybe this one won’t be.  Also, will you be able to…

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Windows Phone Keyboard: Speed demon or just a demon?

Is the Windows Phone Keyboard just another piece of crud from the “soft” keyboard crowd?  Or is it something that has a lot of thought behind it?  I am going for the lot of thought behind it. As a person who views the lame keyboard system on the iPad as a way to slow down…

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Building Windows Phone Apps, Windows Phone Apps, Windows Phone Apps

The economy at the end of 2011 is not going well for many groups of people.  Scams are all over the place, I must get hit up by at least one scam a month, and these are what I call “honest” scams, well meaning people who think they have a good idea and they want…

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Vector2, Rectangle, and Windows Phone 7

Oh crud, the tutorial says it will take 90 minutes but is 91 pages long.  Really? Sometimes I look at the well done tutorials you can find at http://create.msdn.com, for instance the Game Management tutorial found at: http://create.msdn.com/en-US/education/catalog/sample/game_state_management This tutorial says that the “estimated time to complete this lab: 90 minutes”, with the exception of…

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