Anthony D. Green [MSFT]

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It’s a Small World, After All, part 1 – VB, C#, and GPS (Matt Gertz)

The title of this blog post has sort of a triple meaning for me.  First of all, I just got back from a long (and wonderful!) cruise in the Caribbean, followed by a stop at Disney World.  And of course, if you go to Disney World with kids, it’s the law that you have to go through the “It’s a Small World” ride, ...

We Need to Talk (Matt Gertz)

By now, many of you will have downloaded the recent beta that we posted to the net, and (hopefully) are getting excited about the features that we’ve been developing.  Recently, Beth Massi interviewed me about some of the work that I’ve been doing as a part of that effort.  I always enjoy interviews, and Beth is great at ...

Phoning Home, revisited (Matt Gertz)

In my post “M. G. Phone Home,” I discussed how to write a simple phone application for Windows Mobile, using Visual Basic, which accesses the Bluetooth service.  What I didn’t discuss was how to deploy it to the phone via CAB.  Since I purchased a new phone yesterday (a Samsung Saga, running Windows Mobile 6.1), and...

How Do We Learn to Be Good Programmers? (Matt Gertz)

I’ve always enjoyed writing.  Putting pen to paper (or, these days, fingers to keyboard) is something that brings a lot of joy into my life, even more than music or any other hobby that I have.  I’ve been writing stories since earlier than I can remember, have faithfully kept a daily diary for many years, and have ...

Keep the Customer Satisfied (Matt Gertz)

As I’ve written elsewhere, the toughest critics for any work you do can always be found in your own family.  Pleased at the immense work that I’d done in scanning in and tagging all of my photos and media (as noted in this post), and with my ego sufficiently boosted by writing a screensaver in VB that would display not only ...

Veni, MIDI, Vici: Generating a simple MIDI file using VB, part 2 (Matt Gertz)

In part 1 of this series, I constructed a pair of classes to supporting persisting MIDI data to files.  In this entry, I’ll now leverage that code to support an (admittedly limited) music editor experience. Caveat:  As I mentioned in the first post, I’m sure many readers will be far more knowledgeable about MIDI than I am, and ...

Veni, MIDI, Vici: Generating a simple MIDI file using VB, part 1 (Matt Gertz)

As I’ve alluded to in previous blogs, music has always been a big part of my life, particularly performance music.  I’ve been a clarinet and saxophone player for many years, am an avid singer, and (with the help of friends) I’ve done my best to teach myself piano and drums.  Composition of music, however, has always...

An Updated Screensaver Example (Matt Gertz)

I’ve just completed a task that I set out to do about five years ago, and I am pretty proud (and tired)!  I have just finished scanning in every single photo that I’ve acquired over my 40+ years of life, fixing up their dates to reflect the date when the picture was taken, not when it was scanned.  Furthermore, I have tagged ...

Sshhh… it’s a secret (Matt Gertz)

Back in seventh grade, I had a pretty heavy crush on a girl named Melissa.  She was a good friend of mine, and so I had no problems talking to her.  However, being painfully shy back then, I was far too nervous to ever ask her to “go with” me.  (For those not steeped in American traditions, to “go with” a girl or boy in ...

M. G. Phone Home (Matt Gertz)

M. G. Phone Home (Matt Gertz)I have a slight problem with my cell phone.  It’s a smartphone; I love it, I use it all the time, and I don’t what I’d do without it, but I’ve been pretty aggravated with its support of Bluetooth.  It will fail to pair with the Sync system in the car at random times, which drives ...

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