Leaving Microsoft in Silicon Valley, joining Demand Media in Santa Monica

After having worked for almost 4 years for Microsoft, I’ve decided to let go. Some people think it’s crazy to quit a well-paid and stable job in this economy, but as much as I love Microsoft, I love my fiancée more, so it was time for me to pack up my stuff in San Jose…

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StoryShare – An open-source Facebook application for sharing, syndicating and promoting articles, links, podcasts and vodcasts

  Download:StoryShare_2009_01_11.zip (4 MB)PowerPoint:StoryShare.ppt (1 MB) See it live: http://apps.facebook.com/lenduong Screenshot What is StoryShare? StoryShare is an open-source ASP.NET/C#-based Facebook application that allows users to suggest, share, syndicate articles, links, podcasts and vodcasts with one another. It was developed in 2008 originally in-house by the Len Duong International Vietnamese Youth Network for the purpose of…

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Minh T. Nguyen’s Mandelbrot Explorer 1.0 in Silverlight 2.0 with source code

Minh T. Nguyen‘s Mandelbrot Explorer is an application that allows you to zoom into the Mandelbrot set fractal at an arbitrary level. Simply select an area to zoom in, and use the back button to backtrace or the restart button to start from the beginning. If you don’t see the fractal above, please install the…

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Speaking at UC Berkeley on September 30th on the computer science major

What: Minh T. Nguyen, a Cal Alumnus and Senior Software Design Engineer with Microsoft Mediaroom, will speak at the alumni panel at the Letters & Science 1 class about his experience choosing his major, getting his BS degree in computer science at Cal, how this experience has affected his career and provide some retrospective advice.When:…

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Casting/converting generic List of a certain type into a List of another type in C#

Here’s an easy way to convert a generic List of a specific type to a List of another type. List<double> listOfDoubles = new List<double>() {1.1, 2.2, 3.3, 4.4, 5.5, 6.6, 7.7, 8.8, 9.9}; List<int> listOfIntegers = listOfDoubles.ConvertAll(doubleNumber => (int) doubleNumber); listOfIntegers.ForEach(Console.WriteLine); Sure, this example only casts doubles to integers (useless), but you could do the…

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Windows Vista Vietnamese Language Interface Pack

Microsoft released the Windows Vista Vietnamese Language Interface Pack (LIP) last month, and I finally got some time take a screenshot to blog about it. I installed it a few weeks ago, and I think it’s pretty cool!! I am now running Windows permanently in Vietnamese so I can learn Vietnamese. The hardest part is…

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Minh T. Nguyen’s Mandelbrot Explorer in Silverlight 1.1

Update: Please refer to this new post for an updated version of this application (including source code). Minh T. Nguyen‘s Mandelbrot Explorer is an application that allows you to zoom into the Mandelbrot set fractal at an arbitrary level. Simply select an area to zoom in, and use the back button to backtrace or restart…

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What I work on – Microsoft Mediaroom

Whenever people ask me what I work on at Microsoft, it always takes some time explaining. I joined Microsoft TV  here in Silicon Valley two years ago working on the Microsoft TV Foundation Edition. It’s a platform for cable providers such as Comcast to provide an interactive television experience with a Guide, Video on Demand, Search…

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Minh T. Nguyen’s Sudoku3D in XAML

I’ve already played with XAML almost a year ago when it was still in the early stages, but over my winter break, I spent some time getting my hands dirty with the 3D aspects of Microsoft’s XAML/Windows Presentation Framework. I decided to create a 3D version of the famous Japanese Sudoku game, and pretty much…

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