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Checkers Solitaire is now OSS

The source code for Checkers Solitaire is now available on http://GitHub.com/DualBrain/CheckersSolitaire ; go check it out, fork it, play with it, contribute, share, give me a pull request! Lack of ideas as to what you can do to contribute... how about
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I'm Going Open Source!

Hmmm... not sure I really ever thought that I'd ever be the person saying those words, however, the day has finally come... hell has frozen over... open source is now in my vocabulary and I am embracing it wholeheartedly. I'm definitely still


Why aren't there any decent audio libraries for .NET? Don't get me wrong, it's nice that the framework supports some audio features in a very simple way if you want to just play something. However, if you need access to the audio data to manipulate

Touring through Northwest Arkansas

I'll be leaving either tonight or tomorrow morning (really early) to start heading to Fort Smith, AR. Tuesday evening will be in Springdale, AR and finishing up Thursday evening in Harrison, AR. If you are in the area of *all* three user group, consider

WinForms ComboBox -> DevExpress ComboBoxEdit (migration)

I found a couple of solutions on the DevExpress website for how to use the ComboBoxEdit component the way I wanted, however, none of them seemed to provide a smooth transition from the WinForms databound ComboBox to the DevExpress counterpart. So using

Open Letter to the ClickOnce team.

I really like using ClickOnce; however, there are a couple of annoyances that I'd wish would get resolved. 1. Can we please get a "sync versions" checkbox somewhere? Meaning, why do I have to change my version number in three different places?

Expired ClickOnce Certificate

January 7th, 2007 - Got bit by the expired temporary certificate issue when trying to deploy a ClickOnce application. Never got a "real" certificate since it wasn't necessary for the needs of this particular application. You can't just

Presenting tonight at the North Dallas .NET User Group

If your in the Dallas area (or more specifically, the North Dallas area), swing by NDDNUG tonight for my presentation on developing for Windows Vista using Visual Studio 2005. (Of course discussing VS'08 can't be avoided and everything I'm

All I can say is "Huh?"

OK, so I took the step forward and decided to live on the uber bleeding edge. As you can see from the image, I decided to go ahead and install Microsoft Visual Studio Codename Orcas Beta 1 on my main machine. Yes, the same machine I'm running Vista

Adventures in Windows Vista (x64) - Part 2

After running Vista x64 on another machine for a few days; installing various pieces of critical software and seeing that everything seemed to be working smoothly... I've made the full leap on my main desktop machine (the one that now has 4GB of memory).

Adventures in Windows Vista (x64) - Part 1

I installed Windows Vista Ultimate (x64) last night and everything went pretty smoothly. This, of course, is on the second machine I have on my desk so I can see what works (and doesn't) before making the full jump on the main machine. Out Of The

Tulsa DNUG - Tonight

I'll be at the Tulsa, OK users group this evening presenting on developing for Windows Vista using Visual Studio 2005... so if you're in the area, be sure to stop by and say "hi".


Caleb has sort of let the cat out of the bag ... Introducing My.Vista. There are over 7,000 new API's in Windows Vista. Some of them are immediately obvious while others are deep beneath the surface. I rather enjoy digging around in Windows API land,

It's 2:12am and I'm done with a new VS2005 Macro hack

I need to run it through it's paces, but I now have a VS2005 macro that will, whenever I successfully build a release mode project, package the project folder into a zip file named [ProjectName]_src_v[OutputAssemblyFileVersion].zip. And it doesn't

How NOT to do single assembly deployment.

I applaud this guys enthusiasm, however, his discovery/technique is something I would strongly urge you to avoid. There are two major reasons for this: Doesn't work as a "regular user". Will cause you MAJOR support issues as Windows Vista
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