Silverlight Game Development webcasts

Did you know that you can build games in Silverlight for Windows Phone 7?  I’m doing a series of webcasts detailing how I build a very simple Tic Tac Toe like game. You can watch the previously recorded sessions as well as the upcoming sessions here: On-Demand Sessions: MSDN Webcast: Silverlight Game Development for Windows…

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Saving Recorded Audio to IsolatedStorage

So, after the Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch events, I’ve had several questions about how someone should store audio captured from the microphone for later playback.  I said IsolatedStorage was the way to do it, but I left it to the attendees to figure it out.  It turns out some folks were having a little…

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Important Info for WP7 Application Developers

If you are developing an application for Windows Phone 7 and are hoping to get your application published into the marketplace – then you need to read this post! Straight from the WP7 Marketplace gurus, here are the top things to consider before submitting an application for certification to help increase the chances the application…

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Developing for the ZuneHD with XNA

So, I’ve been playing with the ZuneHD for a while now and I thought I’d pass on to all of you how to utilize the Accelerometer and Touch APIs from the new XNA 3.1 ZuneHD Extensions. I’d love to get your feed back on this “pilot” episode of a tutorial series for building apps/games for…

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Upcoming MSDN Events

Ok, folks.  For some reason we’re not getting our upcoming MSDN events published on the MSDN Events website. So… here’s a rundown of all the events in the area that you might be interested in. City Date Columbus 18-Aug-09 Downers Grove 19-Aug-09 Mason 19-Aug-09 Indianapolis 20-Aug-09 Grand Rapids 16-Sep-09 Southfield 17-Sep-09 Bloomington 22-Sep-09 Independence 22-Sep-09…

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The thrill of a lifetime… I flew a P-51!!!

Ok, so I have to gloat for a bit.  This weekend, I got the chance of a lifetime to fly a P-51 Mustang.  If you’re a pilot, you know what the Mustang is.  If not, the P-51 is the finest fighter produced in WWII.  It was built by North American Aviation and, combined with the…

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The Terrafugia flies!!!

My congratulations go out to my buddy, Carl Detrich, of Terrafugia.  On March 5th, their new “roadable aircraft,” the “Transition” flew for the first time. As you can see, the Transition isn’t your average everyday airplane.  It is, in fact, an aircraft that can fold up it’s wings and drive on normal roads.  It’s a…

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Older "Soup to Nuts" Webcasts are expired.

Well, it seems that the webcasts that I did a while back, the VB Soup To Nuts, ASP.NET Soup To Nuts and C# Soup To Nuts webcasts have expired.  Some of these webcasts were 4 years old!!! What that means is that they’ve been in our webcast engine so long that they automatically drop out of…

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VirtualHUD announced at the Light Sport Plane expo

Well, I know a lot of you have been wondering what my little avionics project has been up to lately, so here’s the scoop. On January 22nd, in Sebring, Florida, I attended the Light Sport Plane Expo for our first public showing of my “VirtualHUD” Heads Up Display for small aircraft.  If you remember, or for…

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Unfortunate Times for Eclipse Aviation

Eclipse Aviation suffered a serious blow earlier today.  They were apparently unable to meet payroll and notified their employees… some of whom apparently left rather abruptly this morning. I’ve always been a fan of Eclipse Aviation, makers of the Eclipse 500 Very Light Jet.  They have had some problems over the past few years with certification,…

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