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Doh! Glad I didn't make the switch!

Voom, for those that don't know was a competitor to DirecTV and Dish Network that offered just about everything in high definition format.  Most of what they offered was simply up converted fr...

Enigma Machine...

I've seen a few people mention a “really cool example” that emulates the Enigma machine from WWII.  Now, I don't want to detract the fact that it is somewhat cool that someone work...

Reminder: Geek Gathering - Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex - 1

Here’s a friendly reminder for those in the Dallas / Fort Worth area to join several of us geeks at the Main Event Entertainment in Grapevine at 7:00pm tonight.  For more information you can go here.

Checkers Solitaire... Wanna give it a go?

Here's a screen shot of the game: You can read more info and download the preliminary version by reading the Checkers Solitaire article. [update] I just uploaded 0.1.7.  It adds the ability t...

Checkers Solitaire

Shown with Hints enabled. (v0.1.5) Gameplay: The object of the game is to remove as many pieces as possible by diagonally jumping other pieces (as in standard checkers).  The standard game con...

Checkers Solitaire

A friend of mine is working on a game while he is twiddling his thumbs waiting for a new gig.  He claims that it's an opportunity (at some point) to “learn about and code up genetic algo...

Windows Form application in Kiosk mode...

Someone asked how to make sure their application has focus and how to protect against it losing focus while running.  There are actually many applications that could require this sort of capab...

Split'ing Strings and the Performance Implications

Jason IM'd me with a question last night about how to split a string using a delimiter with multiple characters.  Of course, my first answer was to use the VB Split method (he's doing this fro...

Downloadable Samples

Windows Forms (VB2005): DiamondDash - Boulderdash Clone The goal of the game is to collect a given number of diamonds and exit the level without getting hit by stones or ghosts.  The status li...

Geek Gathering - Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex - 1

Several of us in the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex get together for various technology events (user groups, training events, conferences, etc.) and during these events, it's difficult to socialize ...