February 2007 - Posts
WPF/E is near completion. But is it going to end with that?
I'm sure that implementing WPF/E for multiple platform also involve some sort of a
common codebase and we're also seeing Microsoft taking .NET to new markets (The recent
.NET Micro announcement). So maybe WPF/E is just a part of a larger project of taking
a subset of .NET and making it work everywhere?
post reminded me that I have a Google GuestMap too.
So go sign in to my GuestMap and
let me know who you are (and where you're located )...
You can also read
the map's GuestBook without watching a map...
קיבלתי היום את מחשב ה-HTPC שקניתי במבצע שפרסם ליאור.
אני כבר שבועיים מחכה לחבר את הרסיבר והרמקולים החדשים שלי בסלון למחשב ולשמוע סופסוף מוזיקה (itunes) כמו בנאדם. כבר ציפיתי לסופ"ש של משחקים עם הצעצוע החדש אבלן לא תמיד הכל הולך כצפוי...
למתקין לא היה את הכבל הדרוש כדי לחבר את המחשב לטלוויזיה. לא נורא, כבל כבר אפשר לקנות...
חיברנו מסך מחשב במקום טלוויזיה כדי לבצע התקנה ראשונית ואז נגלה לעיני הנורא מכל...
מישהו במיקרוסופט חדש שיהיה מצחיק לתת לנו Windowes Vista בעברית.
כל הממשק הפוך ולכל התוכנות שמות מוזרים.
ניסיתי לתפעל קצת את המחשב אבל אחרי כמה דקות של נסיונות נואשים לזהות את המוכר ויתרתי.
אולי אני חווה בדיוק את אותה החוויה שאמא/אבא/סבא/סבתא שלי מרגישים כשהם פותחים מחשב?
בכל מקרה, ביום ראשון יגיע שליח עם Vista באנגלית. נפרמט, נתקין מחדש, יהיה טוב...
Amazon is following the trends and has now opened a new social Questions & Answers
site at http://askville.amazon.com/askville/Index.do
I never found any use for these sites but I guess Eran will disagree
Too much interesting stuff to go over, too little time.
The following books are piled up on my desk. Some partially read, some not, but hopefully
I'll be able to finish them all by the end of June:
I came across these two posts:
- A Love Story
Love Story Continues...
I heard people in love do crazy things but...
Today, a Russian judge dismissed the Microsoft piracy case against school principal
A verdict had been expected today in the prosecution that started on Jan. 9. The
piracy case drew national headlines following a
plea from former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
to Microsoft Chairman
Bill Gates for mercy in the case. Ponosov is principal of the secondary school in
the village of Sepych.
Russia's CNews reported that Judge Elvira Mosheva dismissed the case because "Microsoft's
financial damage is too insignificant for a criminal investigation."
Can't say its a surprise. And I also thought Microsoft's PR guys would know better...
I can't understand what was the reasoning behind Microsoft's decision to pursue this
case when obviously they have nothing to gain but bad
press. Can you?
http://www.dontclick.it/ is a very interesting
project that was introduces the concept of an interactive interface operated by a
mouse without the need to perform any click operation.
I have to say I accidentally clicked the answer on one of the popup dialogs so I guess
it isn't perfect yet...
I read via vnunet that
Sweden is opening an official embassy on SecondLife:
Sweden has established a virtual embassy in the Second
Life online world.
The officially sanctioned embassy is designed to increase the country's profile among
younger users in the web community.
A digitally created building will be based on Sweden's actual embassy in Washington
and run by Swedish
"We are constantly trying to reach new groups of people with information about Sweden,"
Olle Wästberg, director of the Swedish Institute, told Associated
"This is a very simple and cheap way to reach a large group of younger, educated people
who are flooded with information."
Embassy staff will be on call to discuss tourist information, visa conditions, cultural
issues and the country's history.
Few days ago, NetVision (Israeli ISP) announced it will open virtual offices on SecondLife.
It seems like a lot of people are actually using this platform, but just yesterday
I read on YNet (Hebrew)
that there are only 533 Israeli users on SecondLife.
Now, I've always considered myself as an "early adopter" who likes this kind of new
technologies but I've only heard of SecondLife for the first time about 2 months ago
when I was at Palo Alto and I just don't get the appeal of this kind of platforms
(and games like The Sims).
In fact, 3D worlds are not new. I remember there were such projects on the internet
when I was a child.
So what makes SecondLife different that it appeals to so many people (and now companies
and even countries)?
I might just have to install this think and check it out :\
Tim Sneath is doing a series about great
WPF applications. Check out his blog...
Just came across Mike Harsh's blog where he published some cool WPF/E applications.
One of which is the WPF/E Pad which is a WPF/E based XAML editor with split view where the XAML on the bottom view is rendered on the top view.
Thomas Lebrun has posted 9
WPF controls up on codeplex:
CollapsiblePanel, ComboBoxFontSelection, ConfirmButton, FilteredTextBox, BindableRunControl,
Check out this
TheServerSide.Net has published a very comprehensive LINQ\C#
If you can't keep up with the new search applications popping up all the time, OEdb
is trying to help
with a list of the top
25 web 2.0 search engines.
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