Contributing to MSDN Documentation

This Friday I will be giving a web presentation on building a Silverlight-based Windows Vista gadget for Radio & TV Stations.  When you build a Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget, you can package it as either a .zip archive or a .cab archive and then change the extension to .gadget.  Here’s how you determine which method…


Upcoming Webinar: Creating a Windows Vista Gadget & Web Player for your Radio/TV Station

Now that many radio and television stations are streaming their content over the web, there are now multiple venues to let users listen to and watch that content. This live webinar will demonstrate how to build a single Silverlight application to playback that content. The Silverlight application can then be distributed both as a sidebar…


Comparing Download Numbers

When I was running the Mindjet Labs, I frequently posted solutions that showed off the power of the MindManager solution platform.  In January 2007, I posted an integration between Mindjet MindManager and OneNote 2007 and I was pleasantly surprised to see that there were 100 downloads of the solution in the first 24 hours.  To me,…


One Thing Leads to Another

One of the things that I have learned over my career is that “one thing leads to another” and your life is a series of linked events in a chain.  If you are unwilling to follow your heart you often cannot see the next link in the chain.  My life has had this chain: Computer…