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A collection of 36 posts

Apr 11, 2010

Martian Marathon 2010

On Saturday I took part in half of the Martian Marathon, totaling 13.1 miles through the streets of Dearborn. The weather was a crisp 38 degrees at the start and gradually got

Mar 12, 2010

Mix 10K Competition

My entry into this years Mix 10K competition is a blackjack game made with Silverlight. It seems appropriate as the conference returns to Las Vegas this year. This will sure to be of

Sep 18, 2009

Agile Development Practices

This past Wednesday at the Great Lakes Area .NET User Group I had an opportunity to listen to Brian Prince (Architech Evangelist from Microsoft) speak about agile development practices. The following are just

Sep 10, 2009

Amazon Release Date Delivery

Amazon just keeps getting better.  I’ve recently discovered that they are now offering release date delivery of certain Video Games.  You pay around $5.95 or a buck more than standard shipping

Sep 8, 2009

Visual Voicemail and Sprint

I’ve been a Sprint customer for over 4 years and even with sometimes spotty coverage I’ve been pleased with the service for the price. So today I receive a voice mail

Nov 18, 2008

PDC 2008 Silverlight Videos

Microsoft Expression Blend: Tips & Tricks http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/PC47/ Microsoft Silverlight 2: Control Model http://channel9.msdn.com/pdc2008/PC29/ Styling a Silverlight based Twitter application with Expression Blend 2

Nov 11, 2008

PDC 2008 Web Related Videos

I’ve compiled a list of PDC sessions that cover topics related to the new features of ASP.NET and Visual Studio. “Since 1991, the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) has been Microsoft’s

Sep 8, 2008

Google Chrome Browser Thoughts

For years we have been accustomed to the tabbed browser interface and how helpful this is to manage your browsing sessions. This trend in software has been so successful that its hard to

Aug 27, 2008

Clearing CSS Floats

Here’s a quick tip that will be useful for dealing with content that “overflows” outside of the normal boundaries. Any web designer I’m sure has encountered this issue at some point

Aug 20, 2008

Creating a login form with jQuery

View Demo Creating a login (or any form for that matter) can be trickier than it looks. After all how difficult can two text boxes a button and some labels be? There are

Aug 15, 2008

Upcoming Events for Web Developers

An Event Apart August 18–19, 2008 San Francisco, CA & October 13–14, 2008 Chicago, IL Join Eric Meyer, Jeffrey Zeldman and special guests to gain a deeper understanding of web standards