Run Survo Solver inside browser using Web workers

In 2007 I started this blog with post Solving small puzzles (with just a few lines of code). Years later I noticed that there was actually comment at the blog post asking for the code of the app. Unfortunately, I’ve trashed that code so couldn’t get that back anymore. But I decided to implement it…

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My Pocket Solitaire, MapReduce and Azure HDInsight

This post continues My Pocket Solitaire series. In my previous post I explained how you can create solver which uses bottom up approach to solve this interesting problem. Now we’re going to continue from that using MapReduce as our solving algorithm. If MapReduce is new concept to you then I would definitely recommend that you…

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Solving My Pocket Solitaire using Bottom-Up method

This post continues My Pocket Solitaire series. In my previous post I went through how to solve this puzzle using top-down approach. However as I explained it’s quite inefficient way to just “brute force” the tree from Top-Down and try to get possible solutions. So what if we would like to know that how many…

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Solving My Pocket Solitaire using Top-Down method

This post continues My Pocket Solitaire series. This time we’re starting to open up the solving logic for this puzzle. Playing of the game starts from the initial position: No canvas support so cannot display the board 🙁 Sorry! From that initial state you should end up into this target state: No canvas support so…

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History of me and My Pocket Solitaire (Peg Solitaire)

As mentioned in previous post I’m going to write series of posts about thing I like to call “My Pocket Solitaire”. It’s Peg solitaire but since I have one game at home which says in the box “Pocket solitaire” so I have kind of used to that name. Especially since I have had that game…


Modifying application behavior with Detours (for Application Compatibility reasons)

My previous post was about Application Compatibility Toolkit and shims. But what if you have a bit different situation… Imagine that I have my good old My Windows App application that has been working correctly in the past. Now it’s not maintained anymore and it seems that no one has created similar application that fulfills…

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Live Mesh + Visual SourceSafe = Code everywhere!

For long time I have wanted have my code _everywhere_. Just because I have 3 different computers that I use to write my own stuff. Obviously it would be nice to have version control system (such as Team Foundation Server) but for my own use it would be quite heavy solution. And many times when…

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My Chess (another chess application)

I came up with the idea of My Chess when I wanted to play games with my friends and I noticed that I don’t have time to do that 🙂 So I decided to write an application that allows me to play chess with my friends just by using small amount of time every now…

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My Notes (a small application between notepad and OneNote)

I have been using Windows 7 and  Windows Server 2008 R2 since the first beta. And I mean on my “production” laptops. And I have to say that I haven’t had any major issues with them. In fact I’ve used to them so much that I don’t want to use older versions anymore 🙂 And…

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Visual Studio 2008: Track Active Item in Solution Explorer

If you’re working on solution that has many projects and many project items and you tend to get lost between your files… You might want to go to Tools –> Options –> Projects and Solutions and set Track Active Item in Solution Explorer on. For me it was a big relief that I found it….

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