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Coding4Fun T-Shirt Cannons

Been a tad quiet on the western front and that was due to working on a rather neat project.  I built two robotic t-shirt shooting cannons for the Mix 2010 conference powered by the Windows Phone 7 device. I’ve started a six-part series on Coding4Fun on how to build one of your own.

WPF, Silverlight, XAML, and Dependency Properties

In my opinion, XAML has a bit of a step learning curve.  I tend to jump head first into something and do my best to learn it.  For some stuff, my head strong, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants, style of learning works, XAML was a bit rougher.  I think part of it was I was expected it to work just like HTML which it doesn’t.  I’d pick up a book and play with Expression Blend to help see what does what.  Visual Studio 2010’s updated editor for WPF and Silverlight projects helps a lot as well.  So why even care about XAML? ...

clint.sellout(new Job(Channel9, Microsoft));

A lot has happened in the past month.  The biggest is I’ll be leaving a great job and fun city to a different position within Microsoft.  I’ve joined the Channel9 ( team and will be regaining some of my developer street credit.  I’ll also be part online personality and have Coding4Fun under my wing too.  I’ll be borrowing Max Zuckerman’s old office too :-) Due to this new spot, I’ll also be moving to Seattle too!  I have some fun articles prepped up for Coding4Fun and as always, my work progress is typically documented on here if I’m...