December 2016 Small Basic Guru Awards!!! Accessibility and Troubleshooting abound!

Here are the results for the TechNet Guru Awards, December 2016 !!!! This blog post highlights the Small Basic category. To see all the awards, head here: December 2016 TechNet Guru Winners!    . So, as it turns out, I took the medals:  Small Basic Technical Guru – December 2016  Ed Price – MSFT Small Basic Accessibility: Enlarging the text and Hiding…

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Small Basic – Creating Bart Simpsons’ head in 3D!

This comes from Tryhest. He started with a work in progres: 3d bart skull DWT117   He then continued adding facetes: KBV119 optimized code structure removed dot display facet counter added finished forehead added intro anim still 30% to go Here’s the texture he used for the skin: Next came this update: 75% done BGX735…

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Want to be the Microsoft TechNet Small Basic Guru for February 2017?

February 2017 Small Basic Guru, it’s time to share great skills as a TechNet Wiki article and WIN medal(s). Medals? Yes, you can share multiple articles in the same or different categories! Now, navigate to TechNet Guru Competition February 2017 to choose your categories and if it’s not listed add your content in Miscellaneous Category! All you have to do…

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Who will be crowned the First Small Basic Guru of 2017!!

Maybe that title should end in question marks, like this… Who will be crowned the First Small Basic Guru of 2017?? Anyhoo… Time for a fresh start! [The Guru is the means of realisation. “There is no knowledge without a teacher.”] We’re looking for the first Gurus of 2017!! All you have to do is…

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Small Basic Challenges of the Month – January 2017 (featuring Johannes Kepler, Isaac Newton, and golf putting)

These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program for the first time or for those returning to programming who want to start using Small Basic.  Some will be easy, some will be hard – but they will all make you think, and more importantly be GREAT FUN! Please post your solutions /…

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Small Basic Troubleshooting: Sound.Play doesn’t work on some versions of Windows 10

Issue: Sound.Play doesn’t work on some versions of Windows 10. Specifically, it is no longer working for WAV files and MP3 files. (But built in sounds work fine, such as Sound.PlayBellRing() ). Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Pro LTSB (Long Term Service Branch) editions do not include Windows Media Player.   If you are running Windows…

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Small Basic December 2016 Challenges of the Month!!!

These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program for the first time or for those returning to programming who want to start using Small Basic.  Some will be easy, some will be hard – but they will all make you think, and more importantly be GREAT FUN! Please post your solutions /…

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Who will be crowned the last Small Basic Guru of 2016!!

Calling all wise men! And Wise Ladies! Join us and rejoice! THE FINAL SMALL BASIC WIKI CHALLENGE OF 2016!! December 2016 Guru, it’s time to share great skills as a TechNet Wiki article and WIN medal(s). Medals? Yes, you can share multiple articles in the same or different categories! Now, navigate to TechNet Guru Competition December 2016  to choose your categories…

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Microsoft Coding for Kids!!!

Did you know that Microsoft has had tools and programs for kids… for 8 years??? Well, consider yourself informed! Microsoft K-12 CS Tools 1. Small Basic – http://smallbasic.com/ Small Basic started in 2008! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Small_Basic You’re on the blog for Small Basic now: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/smallbasic/ Small Basic teaches actual text/syntax-based coding (the professional stuff), helping students take…

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Small Basic – November Community Challenges: Guitar Chords, Drawing Freehand, & Subtractive Colors

Building off the November Challenges from LitDev: Small Basic Challenges of the Month (November 2016): Scrolling Text Banner, SB Logo, Turtle Mascot, Tic Tac Toe, and Checkers! We have challenges from the Community members as well!   Guitar chords https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/d57ffbe0-2698-4ee8-b813-71020efcf2b0/november-challenge-guitar-chords?forum=smallbasic Here is my suggestion for one of the November Challenges. To draw something like this: if…

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