Who needs C++ anyway?

Eric Gunnerson has an interesting blog entry comparing C# and C++.  The Computer Science department at CSULB currently uses C++ for most of the programming courses.  I think it would be interesting to switch to C# as the default language.  Would you rather have C# as the main language or do you like C++ or…


Now this is a resume page

Resume pages are always so formal…here’s one from a sociology student at Seattle University that really gets makes the professionalism shine through! (it’s like Tablet PC gone mad) -Kevin


How nerdy are you?

Take a test and find out how nerdy you are.  You can also determine the extent of your love for money with another test. -James (Cal. State University, Long Beach)


Can’t make Las Vegas for CES?

If you can’t attend the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show in person you can still watch Bill Gates live on January 5, 2005 at 6:30 P.M. Pacific Time. -James (Cal. State University, Long Beach)


Are you on the naughty or nice list?

There is more than one way to get on Santa’s nice list as this FoxTrot comic illustrates. -James (Cal. State University, Long Beach)


Ever wanted to port an app from Linux to Windows (.NET)?

Over the past week Josh Blake of James Madison University has ported an application from Linux to Windows primarily using C#. I had to learn a lot about the Win32 API…and I’m talking some intense stuff, like Access Control Entries (ACE), Desktop API, Windows Services, default system policies and how to programmatically change them, differences in…


Special Holiday Episode of MSDN TV

Don Box and Chris Anderson demo the basics of writing custom layout code in Avalon. There is also a rendition of a classic holiday poem at the end of the episode.   -James (Cal. State University, Long Beach)


Themes for XP

James, one of our contributing students, just blogged about the new Christmas Theme available for Windows XP over on his theSpoke blog (it’s always fun when you have multiple blogs, and keep track of what you post where!). He also points to the Energy Blue Theme for Tablet PC, which I haven’t tried out yet. I…


Need a Regular Expression?

Tonight I was working on creating a regular expression to parse URLs for a program and I could not get one part to work properly (probably because I am tired… since I have pretty much been up for about 42 hours right now). When I mentioned this to James he said I should check out…


Insomniac Nation – updates

Just some completely random cool links I came across Microsoft’s Ian McDonald is blogging – he knows a thing or two about shipping products (think: Windows) Can’t get enough of Cryptonomicon? Read Slashdot’s interview with Neal Stephenson If you haven’t been there, go now. Channel9. Or try their moblog. Or even their Wiki.   –Kevin…