This blog has moved… notice #2…

For various reasons, the biggest being my desire to play around with .Text, I’ve moved my blog to my own server at http://blogs.duncanmackenzie.net/duncanma following the 3 leaf model when they moved, I thought I should post this notice a couple of times…

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This blog has moved…

For various reasons, the biggest being my desire to play around with .Text, I’ve moved my blog to my own server at http://blogs.duncanmackenzie.net The first post over there shows the app that I wrote last night and then used to copy all of my posts and categories over from this blog to the new location……

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Oh man… I guess this isn’t new, but I’m impressed…

I installed MCE onto my main home computer recently, which happens to have a modem that supports caller id…. and I was just sitting in front of it tonight watching a recorded episode of “The Dead Zone” when someone called… a nice transparent message floated up telling me their name and #…. and when someone…

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Just saw a concert… already have the live CD…

It is like bootleg concert recordings but the quality is better and I had to pay for it 🙂 Tonight my wife and I went out to a Jewel Concert, which was great… although our position on the grass gave us a better view of one of the main support poles on the stage than…

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Somewhere inside me… an audiophile just died.

I am a closet audiophile, with all the usual history…. did the ‘music man’ thing for plays, moved up to music guy for bar bands, blah, blah, blah… spent way too much time worried about the alignment of my high-end tape deck, etc… but at some point my obsession with all things audio related slipped…

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Tried the “new” Napster tonight…

Hmm… pretty cool so far, guess I’ll see when I decide to start moving music around to my MCE box, my laptop, my Rio device… etc… found the Cake song I wanted though 🙂 [Listening to: Short Skirt/Long Jacket/Album Version – CAKE – Comfort Eagle (03:24)]

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DirectX Drum Machine in C#

A version of this code appeared recently on MSDN Belux, and it was so cool I asked Ianier Munoz if he’d mind turning it into a column for my Coding 4 Fun series…. lucky for me, he said yes and here we areYou have got to check this one out…

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Another interesting product from Roku

I was pretty impressed with the first Roku offering, a HDTV focused media player that included “art packs” to use your HDTV flat panel as artwork… not that I have one of those flat LCD or Plasma displays… but the idea was appealing. Now they’ve come out with the Soundbridge (a networked audio device) and…

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Digital Media and Media Center Topics

I’m getting back into my column writing, and I’m looking for topic suggestions… I actually have a long list of ideas already, but I’m always interested in hearing what you folks want to read about! So… suggest away! Feel free to include topics related to the Media Center edition of Windows XP as I’m planning…

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New Coding 4 Fun Column up on MSDN

The latest ‘issue’ of my Coding 4 Fun column has been published to MSDN; Duncan Mackenzie describes how to control a serial-port–connected LCD panel using Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET. It is probably worth mentioning that I have hidden a CRC16 class in the code download as well, so even if…

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