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Diary of a trip to the UK and Ireland – Thanks for all the fish

This is the penultimate entry in my on-going diary, a 90 second recording, in which I take a moment to thank everyone and capture for a good laugh,  my  absurd tendency to unconsciously modify the way I speak,  wherever I … Continue reading

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Help Wanted

I’m hoping to find volunteers to help me catalog and create a comprehensive, up to date guide to Silverlight resources. Specifically, I’m hoping you’ll take on the task of itemizing resources  for one of the following areas Getting Started With … Continue reading

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New Video Series – Getting Started With Silverlight

I’ve begun a new series of videos on Silverlight that begins with installation and creating a simple grid with two controls, and that will, over time, cover an entire course of Silverlight applications programming. Each video stands on its own, … Continue reading

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WCF Ria Services For Real

In my previous post I discussed creating the database and tables for the Silverlight HVP configuration data.  All that was great, and worked just dandy until it was time to get the data from the database server to the application … Continue reading

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The United Kingdom & The Republic of Ireland

I am extremely pleased to say that thanks to the very hard work of Guy Smith-Ferrier, and the generosity of Microsoft UK, Microsoft Ireland, Microsoft User Group Support Services and Microsoft US,  and the work and welcome of numerous user … Continue reading

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Behind the Curtain

Our team (officially Community Program Managers, with the secret identity of STO Ninjas) has quietly expanded over the past few months, including the additions of two amazing and terrific new voices: Pete Brown and Jon Galloway. Their names are linked … Continue reading

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Worth A Thousand Words

In responding to a discussion on the HVP, I generated this image, which I think goes some way towards clarifying the recent posts. (Click on image for full size) The discussion is here As an aside, the best Greeking engine … Continue reading

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Polling Video – A Viable sub-second alternative?

An interesting suggestion was made with regard to my intended use of embedded “heartbeat” markers.  Mike Loynd (WL) referred me to this fascinating article by John Deutscher (PM for IIS Media).  That caused me to experiment with the following code … Continue reading

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Silverlight HVP Design, Refinements

Design Update  This was posted on Dec. 29 and updated on Dec. 30. The significant changes are to the Configuration and Marker Events sections This blog post extends the  previous post in which I discussed the IMarkerEventHandler interface and how it … Continue reading

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Being a writer, and having an editor. A Short Rant.

I have been incredibly lucky; the editors I’ve worked with have been terrific. O’Reilly, for example, spends a lot of time on editing. And they interpret the term editing correctly and broadly: everything from copyediting to technical editing to just … Continue reading

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A Silverlight HVP Update

A Silverlight HVP Update I’m extremely pleased to report that a start-up e-learning company (currently code-named WL) has committed approximately 100 hours / week of development time by four of their world-class Silverlight developers,  from now through February. All of … Continue reading

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4 Calendars & Plans for 2010 / 5770

I live, more or less consciously. in the rhythm of four calendars; three of which are very closely aligned: The Gregorian Calendar (Today is 12/20/2009) The Jewish Calendar (Today is 3rd of Tevet, 5770 ) The Microsoft Fiscal Year (Today … Continue reading

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