Not dead… only sleeping

I’m pining for the fjords! I’ve been horribly neglectful of this blog… but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing anything.  It’s been a very busy half year or so, with me trying out lots of different things and trying to get my technological feet back under me.  I’m going to move all the technical...

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ONTaQ #4: Managed C++ and Unmanaged Libraries

This isn’t the next One New Thing a Quarter I thought I’d be writing, but I’ve learned some things on this topic that I want to record, as much for myself as for anyone. This started with an offhand remark on the Polymorphic Podcast that there was an accelerated feed available. Listening...

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Adventures in Alpha Phone Operating Systems 2

So I’ve been living with the cooked ROM of Windows Mobile 6.5 for several days now and so far I’m quite pleased!  Most of the limitations are from the 2+ year old device (only a 200 MHz proc and ~50 MB of program ram).  The OS itself is really good.  I owe you all some screenshots (maybe...

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Adventures in Alpha Phone Operating Systems

This morning, in a fit of insanity, I decided to see if there was anything to Microsoft’s claim that they are actually making mobile phone operating systems anymore.  As everyone knows, the iPhone is the current hottness, and rightly so, but Microsoft has been a player in this space for years now...

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ONTaW #3: Ink friendly editable label

This week’s Thing a Week was suggested by Mike Wood.  It’s a control I’m putting together for my WPF project for fun.  I really like the Tablet PC idea and enjoy using the pen as an input device where it makes sense, so I wanted a label that you could click on and bring up an ink editing panel...

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ONTAW 2: Code available

The code is now available here for my One New Thing a Week #2 post, the Drag and Drop Helper class.  Sorry about the delay. If anyone knows their XAML and stuff like this, I can’t figure out why the XAML parser doesn’t love my RoutedEvents… the code works FINE, but the parser had the red squigglies...

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Note for myself…

A WPF StackPanel has an infinte size in the direction of its orientation, so putting an Orientation=”Horizontal” stackpanel with a horizontal WrapPanel inside of it will result in the wrapping never kicking in! I think I’m STARTING to get the WPF layout thing.  At least I understand why people are...

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One New Thing a Week #2: Drag and Drop Helper in WPF

OK, so the title is a little bit disingenuous, but I’m trying to get back in the swing of things.  One New thing a Quarter would be more accurate, but to make up for it, there’s more than one new thing in this week. I’ve gotten started with WPF.  So far, it’s quite awesome, but I haven’t really...

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To kill a Service(bird)

So I’ve decided to end the coolness of Twitter by joining it.  I’m still not sure I “get it”, but if anyone cares about the generalities of my life, find inconsequential updates on Twitter under bvonhandorf.

Why is Microsoft so incompetent? Seriously!

I’m not going to rant on too much about this, but I just don’t understand why Microsoft is so crazy-stupid sometimes?  I’m sitting here reading “Windows Presentation Foundation: Unleashed” by Adam Nathan and I’m just continually impressed by the stupidity.  Don’t get me wrong… WPF strikes me...

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