March – a month in review

I can’t believe 1/4 of the year has gone by already!  It’s been a fun and exciting month for us…so what have we been up to: We finished our Aussie Usergroup tour, with sessions 8 and 9 at the Gold Coast and Brisbane this month. We went to the Brisbane Heroes Launch as superheroes John…

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New site to help find Women Geek speakers

Ever wanted some Geeky Girls to speak at your event and didn’t know where to find them?  I found a post here: http://coffee.geek.nz/2008/03/23/registered_com.html about geekspeakr.com.  To quote: What is geekspeakr.com We help you find technical women to speak at your events. ABOUTMany organisers of technical conferences, meetups, and dinners want to have more gender-balance in their…

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Silverlight Streaming Media Player – video restart on postback

Have had “fun” with the SilverlightStreamingMediaPlayerl today..haven’t found the solution..just all the symptoms. So i’ve got a SilverlightStreamingMediaPlayer, I’ve set it to point to an application on Silverlight Streaming, with autoplay OFF so it doesn’t start playing as soon as you load the page…all works well. Then I added a GridView which displayed thumbnails of…

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Silverlight Deep Zoom Sample Code Part 2

The Expression team have posted about how to manipulate collections within the Silverlight 2 multiscaleimage control. So what a great time to revisit my little sample code and make some improvements. Let make sure we have mouse, mouse wheel, keyboard, bounds checks and resorting. See my updated sample here. Use the “R” key to resort…

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8 random facts…I’m White Rabitted

So it seems I’ve been tagged by 2 white rabbit’s…Frank Arrigo and Catherine Eibner. Must say when I was in school I always put chain letters in the bin, but it’s a bit harder when there’s notes on your blog… So the rules… Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged…

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DownloaError error#1001 in control ‘SilverlightStreamingMediaPlayer1’

I wanted to play with the Silverlight Streaming Server control that’s part of the Live Tools for Visual Studio. When i went to run my application I got the following error: Sys.InvalidOperationExceptoin: DownloaError error#1001 in control ‘SilverlightStreamingMediaPlayer1’: AG_E_UNKNOWN_ERROR I tried both the Dec CTP and the Feb CTP with the same error.  Turns out you…

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Visual Studio Tools for Windows Live – February CTP available

If you’ve been using the Windows Live Tools for Visual Studio, the February 2008 CTP has been released.  See the notes here: https://connect.microsoft.com/content/content.aspx?ContentID=7901&SiteID=505&wa=wsignin1.0 So what’s different? Messenger Chat Control has been added Depenency on ASP.Net 3.5 Extensions has been REMOVED. CTP is compatible with Silverlight 2.0 SDK The site is context sensitive so click on…

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We’ve turned 400!

This marks our 400th blog post! Since the 6th August 2006 we’ve now done 400 blog posts.   So to mark our 400th blog birthday, here’s a recap and figures on us in our last 100 blog post days. There were 25 visitors to our site with IE8, and 65 with FireFox 3 February saw the…

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Adding AJAX Control Toolkit

If you want to use the AJAX Control Toolkit there’s a few steps for using it. Download from here: http://www.codeplex.com/AtlasControlToolkit/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=11121 Run the AjaxControlExtender.vsi file and choose the languages etc you want to install Add it to your tool box…Right Click and add a new tab, right click and choose items, browse for the ajax toolkit…

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Working from home again

Well I’ve been back home a week now.  Hasn’t taken any effort to get used to working from home again.  Not missing the long daily bus rides, queues of people, loud office talkers etc. I wil miss the lunch options of working in the city.  Out in “the burbs” most things are closed on Mondays…

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Silverlight Deep Zoom Sample Code

After seeing the amazing demo at Mix08 this week I decided I needed to play with this. Checkout my collection of photos from our trip to Thailand last year: http://thailand.soulclients.com So what do you need to do to make this? Visual Studio 2008 Silverlight2 Tools for vs2008 Deep Zoom Composer Essentially I put together a…

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Silverlight Virtual Earth Announced!

Chris Pendleton announced the upcomming release of a Silverlight Virtual Earth Control with Seadragon technology at Mix during his VE presentation. Check out the presentation, little preview towards the end with integration of other deep zoom images and video. Also the intellisence project got mention as did my new article on what is new in Virtual…

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