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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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.


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…


How to Teach Yourself Expression Blend

So you’re an interactive designer or developer and you have been hearing about Silverlight.  Now you want to teach yourself how to use the design tool for creating Silverlight applications, Expression Blend.  Where do you go?  http://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/cc136535.aspx#ExpressionBlendTrainingVideos http://www.microsoft.com/video/en/us/categories/products/expression (subscribe here) https://channel9.msdn.com/continuum/tutorials/ We are working to consolidate these into a single resource so you won’t have…