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  • WPF 4.5: Binding and change notification for static properties

    One of the new features in WPF 4.5 is support for binding to static properties. In addition to the binding syntax itself, there's new support for static property change notification. In many cases, it is still advisable to use a Singleton pattern or another approach for binding. However, there are cases when your application design requires binding to static properties. In those cases...

  • Maker Geek Roundup 004 for 11/29/2011

    The Maker Geek Roundup aggregates information of interest to makers everywhere. Topics include .NET Micro Framework, CNC, 3d Printing, Robotics, Microsoft Robotics Studio, Electronics, General Maker stuff, and more. If you have something interesting you've done or have run across, or you blog regularly on the topics included here, please send me the URL and brief description via thecont...

  • Alien Autopsy: Dissecting a Fijit Friends Sage

    I have a Fijit friend. There, I said it. I have a toy targeted to 9 year old girls. I have a toy my kids want. I have a toy I'm about to butcher in the name of …er … science. There. Doesn't she look so innocent and happy? You know, I bought this before they were a "hot toy" for Christmas 2011. If that makes me a hipster, pass the glasses. (And no, I didn't pay the outrageous p...