Random Updates for December 2006

Bill Gates – Last month Bill Gates came down and visited our campus. I was sitting pretty much in the front row as he talked about the company’s direction. What I found more interesting though is how he describes his work on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and its goal to eradicate human diseases….

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Minh’s Stupid PhotoResizer 1.3 now supports EXIF meta-data tags

I’ve updated my stupid PhotoResizer program today to support EXIF meta-data tags, so that digital camera image properties are now retained while resizing the pictures. Thanks to Tuan Dinh from the UK for this suggestion and feature request. Happy batch-resizing, you smugmugs.

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Free PDF-download of my book “Visual Studio .NET Tips and Tricks” on InfoQ.com

Starting today, a non-printable PDF version of my book “Visual Studio .NET Tips and Tricks” is available as a free download exclusively on the InfoQ.com, a new enterprise software development community that covers Java, .NET, Ruby, SOA, and Agile. Launching today, InfoQ.com comes from the same people that started the much-read TheServerSide.net, and even before…

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Presenting Microsoft TV at UC Berkeley Technology Expo 2006 next week

I’ll be joining a few other Microsoft Berkeley alumni to present some of our work at the UC Berkeley Computer Science & Business Association 4th Annual Technology Expo 2006. The event will take place Thursday, March 16th, 2006 from 11am – 4pm at the Pauley Ballroom at UC Berkeley, where my co-worker and I will…

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Minh’s Stupid PhotoResizer Version 1.2

This is long overdue, but I’ve finally updated my stupid PhotoResizer program with the two requests that most people have asked for the most. The 1.2 update has the following two new features: A) You can now drag a folder over the area, and it will resize all files within that folder. No folder-recursion.B) You…

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XAML: What ever happened to the <Window.Storyboards> tag?

There has been a recent change in the Windows Presentation Foundation in regards to Storyboards (at least since the December 2005 CTP, possibly even earlier). Most of the articles you currently find on the internet and the few Avalon books suggest the following: <Window x:Class=“MinhNguyen.HelloWorld“   xmlns=“http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/avalon/2005“   xmlns:x=“http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/xaml/2005“   Title=“HelloWorld“   Width=“860“ Height=“570“   >   <Window.Storyboards>      <ParallelTimeline>         <DoubleAnimation …></DoubleAnimation>      </ParallelTimeline>   </Window.Storyboards> Turns out that the <Window.Storyboards> tag doesn’t exist…

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Introducing Minh T. Nguyen’s Professional Blog

Howdy,    My name is Minh T. Nguyen, and I am a Software Design Engineer at Microsoft at the Silicon Valley Campus. Some of you might know me as enderminh on gotdotnet.com. I currently work on Microsoft TV, in particular have recently worked on Microsoft Foundation Edition 1.9 and am currently moving over to a cool…

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