Happy Halloween!

Boo from the .NET DEvHammer: (picture taken with the built-in webcam on my new ASUS R2HV UMPC…more on that later)


Upcoming Events for November

Here’s a list of the events that are coming up next month, courtesy of Community Megaphone: Thursday, November 01, 2007 6:00 PM: RV.NUG Meeting: WPF and Silverlight – G. Andrew Duthie, Mid-Atlantic DE, aka .NET DEvHammer presents on WPF and Silverlight. Saturday, November 03, 2007 9:00 AM: Silverlight DevCamp DC – SilverlightDevCampDC is an upcoming…


See You in Roanoke Thursday!

This Thursday evening, I’ll be in Roanoke, VA for the Roanoke Valley .NET User Group November meeting. Robin and the ‘noke crew have invited me down to talk about WPF and Silverlight, and I’ll be discussing those topics and more, including talking about some of the cool Silverlight stuff we did for the ReMIX07 Boston…


VS2008 Beta2 VPCs expiring prematurely

From Jeff Beehler, something to be aware of, particularly if you’re using Team Foundationation Server on a VS 2008 Beta 2 VPC: We recently discovered that the VPCs we distributed as part of the VS2008 Beta2 release will expire on Thursday, November 1, 2007, much earlier than we had originally expected.  Since the timeout is…


NOVA Code Camp Call For Speakers

Frank notes that the folks at NoVa Code Camp are looking for speakers for next month’s event: The upcoming NoVa Code Camp takes place Nov 17 ( Register | Add to Calendar) and they’re looking for speakers. Code Camps are a great way to share information, meet other members of the local developer community and…


Download the XSSDetect Public Beta

This is definitely one tool you should be trying if you’re writing web apps with Visual Studio. Cross-site scripting bugs are one of the most frequent classes of security issues in web apps, and as such any tool that can help you identify and remove these before you take your code into production is a…


New posts Coming Soon

No, I haven’t vanished from the face of the earth…just took a little R&R and family time after the awesome ReMIX07 Boston event earlier this month. I’m back to work, and once I catch up on the major backlog of emails, I’ll be back to my regular posting routine, just in case anyone missed me.


Microsoft Team Blogs

Need to find a Microsoft team blog? Brandon LeBlanc has taken the time to pull together a nice list: Listed* below are official team blogs from the product teams at Microsoft which are categorized by specific product groups. Click here to access the Microsoft Feeds Directory where you can also choose to search for a…


Want to Write About Zune?

Fun opportunity for someone passionate about Zune and writing: Have a lot to say about the Zune players? Always wanted to write for a well established blog? We want to hear from you right now! Cliczune is currently looking for guest and senior editors.  Send us information about you and your previous blogging experience. You…


silverlight 2D physics engine

My colleague Joe Healy shares some cool Silverlight news: Local Tampa XNA and Silverlight rockstar Bill Reiss (the dr popper guy) ported the Farseer 2D physics engine from XNA to Silverlight ( http://silverlightrocks.com/community/blogs/silverlight_games_101/archive/2007/10/03/announcing-the-farseer-physics-engine-for-silverlight-1-1-and-xna-game-studio.aspx ). He even got an official ‘nod’ from the Farseer owner, Jeff Weber ( http://jeffweber.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!B95A63DF4C9C0F2A!339.entry ). I see a ton of potential…