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Where I'll Be (Where I've Been)

If you'd like to see me in person, here's a some of the places you can have such an opportunity. If you'd like to have me appear at your event, please feel free to use the con...

Inheritance vs. Partial (VB vs. C#)

In my previous post regarding trying to use partial as a mechanism to extend existing functionality in a base user control, someone asked: “Does VB work differently or are you just assuming? ...

VB'ified (Definition Of...)

I've used this term previously and some people have asked “What exactly does VB'ified mean“? VB'ified is a term I use to describe code that has been modified to “feel...

DiamondDash - Boulderdash Clone in VB 2005 (Revised, yet again)

As Lutz Roeder describes it, a “.NET version of an old East German Boulderdash game”.  Using the source that he put together to build from, this version is initially a port to ...

Inheritance vs. Partial

Someone at a presentation I presented at recently asked, "Instead of inheriting from a base control (TextBox), couldn't you just create a partial class and add the additional functionality?" It's a...

Watch "Recorded TV" on non-Windows MCE machines...

Although an early version, this project is shaping up rather nicely.  Here's a few preliminary screen shots.  The application allows you to point to a UNC based path and it will displa...

Oklahoma City Users Group Presentation - 2/6/2006

I'll be presenting at the Oklahoma City users group meetings tomorrow discussing creating feature rich custom controls (from both the UI and developer viewpoints) including System.Drawing, Generics...

Missed working for Google by 3 months...

... and I'm really not all that upset. A little over a year ago, the radio automation software company I worked for was acquired by dMarc, a small startup focused on delivering advertising to radio...

There is such a thing as being toooo paranoid...

I recently received a comment regarding XboxFriends that goes as follows: So do you store the Passport info so you can keep signing in every time Passport logs you out? And doesn't your program com...

XboxFriends for the Desktop v1.1.0.70 (early beta)

I'm looking for a few people to test XboxFriends as thoroughly as they can before I release it publicly.  The release is very behind since I had to make it a priority to obfuscate the code to ...