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Archive for October, 2010


Induction for Cooking

Headline: Induction cooking is pricy, but really makes for a wonderful cooking experience. The trio that made our cooking life so nice includes: 1) Wolf cooktop, 2) Emeril cookware, and 3) Bar Keepers Friend. I realize this is an unusual post for me… But after all, the site is Joy of Excellence, and this certainly […]

A Body At Rest… Newton’s First Law of Motion…

“A body at rest remains at rest. A body in motion remains in motion.” I saw a great advertisement tonight about health. It was pointing to the fact that a “body at rest” (someone with a sedentary lifestyle) tends to keep that lifestyle, while “A body in motion” (someone with an active lifestyle) tends to […]

Silverlight is Hard–It is moving faster than I am

When will Silverlight slowdown? I’ve been trying to pick up Silverlight on the weekends ever since 1.0. However, just as I’m starting to catch on, all my code is obsolete. I thought that with Silverlight 4 things might slow down a bit. However, it seems that the RIA (Rich Internet Applications) Services are pretty key […]

What fun–Feynman Videos

Project Tuva, from Microsoft Research has some Richard Feynman videos. Anyone that knows me knows that one of my favorite books is “Surely Your Joking Mr. Feynman – Adventures of a Curious Character”. And in reading “Pro Silverlight 4 in C#” by Matthew MacDonald he pointed to a site that had some interesting Silverlight applications. […]

My Turbo Boost Is Not Working…

Headline: If you are using PassMark PerformanceTest to test your i7 processor with Turbo Boost, make sure you have the latest version of their software. A bug in versions prior to build 1016 would cause Turbo Boost to stop working once you launched PerformanceTest (at least on a 64-bit machine). Strange but true story… I […]

Entertainment Wins–Hi Resolution Loses

Headline: 1920 x 1200 resolution loses out to 1920 x 1080 (1080p). Not news, but it seems to have gone unnoticed by many. I was thrilled when the higher resolution monitors came out. They were expensive, but I still enjoy my Dell 2407WFP monitory that has 1920 x 1200 native resolution. It rotates to make […]

Getting Silverlight 4 Business Application to Run on TFS Build Server

Headline: There is a folder that does not display by default in a Silverlight Business Application project called Generated_Code. That has to be added to the project and checked into the solution in order for your Silverlight application to run on your TFS Build Server. I was trying to get my Silverlight 4 test application […]

LiveWriter will not post pictures to my WordPress blog

Headline: Change the LiveWriter Picture settings to use the Blog service rather than the FTP site. I mentioned about a month ago that my upgrade from WordPress 2.7.1 to WordPress 3.0.1 went very smoothly. I use LiveWriter for my blogging. I find it very easy to use. The only challenge in the past was that […]

Single Logic Tier, Multiple Presentation Tiers – In a 64-bit world

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a single data and logic tier upon which any number of presentation tiers could display? For example, one logic tier but present via WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) (both 32 and 64 bit), ASP.NET, MVC (Model-View-Controller), Silverlight, and Windows 7 phone? And, can I use the MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) pattern […]

eDriver’s Ed–Is it time?

Should our schools now be required to teach about driving safety on the internet superhighway? The idea of teaching internet safety to our children is not new. And, after years of working on the internet I’ve discovered that I’ve never had an original thought… just “original to me”… So I’m sure this is elsewhere… But […]