My Son Alex’s Leapster 2

If you smiled when you read this title, then you’re in on the secret.  We gave our son Alex, age 6 1/2 a Leapfrog Leapster 2 for Hanukkah this year and he was very excited.  Once you put the batteries in the device and turn it on, you select a language and then create a…

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Sliverlight Developer Needed at Origin Digital

Origin Digital, an Accenture owned company, is a rapidly growing video applications service provider (VASP) that offer’s a next generation platform for combining the acquisition, transformation and delivery of a digital content delivered anywhere, in any format to any device.  As digital content and video grow exponentially, the Origin Digital team has the metrics for…

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Created Virtual Earth Collections Block in Popfly

I like using the collections feature in Live Search Maps where I can keep collections of locations.  One of the activities that I wanted to do was share a collection on my blog as an embedded map.  Unfortunately this isn’t one of the out-of-the-box features of Live Search Maps, so I decided to use Popfly…

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MSDN Developer Conference

If you missed the PDC, you can now spend a day in a location near you to learn all about Azure, Windows 7, Silverlight 2, and other cutting edge topics for just $99.  All attendees will get a DVD of the Windows 7 Beta.  Register here.  Here are the locations: Date Location 12/16/2008 Atlanta, GA…

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Microsoft Generation 4.0 Data Center Vision

A look at the Generation 4.0 vision of data centers from Microsoft. Video: Microsoft Generation 4.0 Data Center Vision

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A Hanukkah Menorah

Last year I created this menorah for Hanukkah, the 8-day Jewish celebration of lights and now I’ve updated it for 2008’s celebration that starts on sundown, December 21st.  For those of you who celebrate Hanukkah, I am sharing a Silverlight menorah that you can put on your website with this simple <iframe/> code.  The menorah…

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AOL Mail Accelerator for Internet Explorer 8

If you use AOL Mail and you want to try out a new feature of Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), install the AOL Mail Accelerator.  Accelerators are IE8 enhancements that automate common tasks. If you want to build your own accelerator and share it to the gallery, go here.

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An Interview with the Developer of a Silverlight 2 Ribbon Interface

The first project that I did when I started experimenting with Silverlight 1.0 (at that time it was called WPF/E) was an Office Ribbon UI.  It was a great learning experience and when Silverlight 2 betas started becoming available, I started to rewrite it for Silverlight 2 as a user control.  I was doing this…

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