Why Windows Phone 7 is better than Windows Mobile 6.x

After having several discussions at CodeCamps, seeing the debate on Twitter and even the comments on Charlie Kindel‘s recent post “Hey, You, Get Off of my Cloud” on the Windows Phone Developer Blog, I felt compelled to answer a few of the points that quite a few people, including quite a few the mobile developers […]

Zenbot 12×16 CNC Intro photos and info

I’ve been meaning to get around to this post for a while but never seemed to make time to do it.  I recently joined the Unofficial Zenbot User’s Group on Yahoo Groups and someone asked about IGUS wire chain.  Since my setup took some “perfecting”, I was more than happy to post the dimensions to […]

Interested in a mobile / embedded developer user’s group in Central Virginia?

I am gauging interest in running a Mobile / Embedded Developer user’s group for the Central Virginia development community.When people think of mobile applications, they immediately think phone based native applications on fairly tiny screens, however with the proliferation of tablets with larger displays and netbooks pulling apps from the cloud, the mobile scenarios are […]

Richmond Software CraftsmanShip Group on 3/29/12 – It’s embedded development night!

Mike Huffaker and I will be talking about embedded development this coming Thursday at the March meeting of the Richmond Software Craftmanship Group.  We meet at the SnagAJob.com offices in Glen Allen, VA.  Mike will be discussing Arduino development and I will be talking about .NET MicroFramework (Netduino and Gadgeteer) development and we will contrast […]

Ultimate Dev Workstation 2012

Being that my dev machine hadn’t been re-imaged in over a year or so, I was starting to have some issues with the current Win7 x64 image that I had on the machine I built in 2009.  Since I was going to have to do a reinstall of the OS, I figured now was a good […]

Getting a 404 error when trying to download/update Orchard packages from the Gallery?

If you’re trying to download new or update installed packages/themes from the Orchard Gallery, you may receive the following error once you click the “Install” link: The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found. This doesn’t really explain much, but it’s because the feed moved a few months ago in November of 2011.  The […]

Gadgeteer MutliColorLED turns blue when you tell it to turn green??

I’m hacking on the Gadgeteer platform with my GHI Spider board and working with the MultiColorLED module (5 of them to be exact).  I ran across an oddity when you call the .TurnBlue() method, the LED actually turns Green.  When you call .TurnGreen(), the LED turns Blue.  This behavior has been reported here and here. […]

Office 2010 Guides and Natural Language Search Commands downloads

Like many other legal organizations, the firm I work for is undergoing an Office 2003 to Office 2010 upgrade now that most of the vendors that make complementary software to allow us to do massive document productions and generate documents for certain jurisdictions are Office 2010 compatible.  One of our trainers found the Office 2010 […]

Richmond Codecamp 2010.1 and CodeStock 2010 sessions accepted!

Great news, just heard that I have two sessions accepted for both of these learning events.  Here are the details: Richmond CodeCamp 2010.1 – Saturday May 22nd, 2010 – Richmond, VA.  http://richmondcodecamp.org/ Introduction to Windows Phone 7 Series Track / Area: Developer / Mobile Technology: Windows Phone, Silverlight, XNA General / Specific Experience Level: Beginner […]