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Pete Brown writes on a variety of topics from XAML with the Windows Runtime (WinRT), .NET programming using C#, WPF, Microcontroller programming with .NET Microframework, .NET Gadgeteer, Windows on Devices, and even plain old C, to raising two children in the suburbs of Maryland, woodworking, CNC and generally "making physical stuff". Oh, and Pete loves retro technology, especially Commodore (C64 and C128). If the content interests you, please subscribe using the subscription link to the right of every page.

Archive for tag: Fun

  • Nerdy Monday: How many retro or geek things can you find in my home office?

    This is my home office. I took this photo today, not 25 years ago. What nerdy, retro, or geek things can you find in this pictures of my recently cleaned desk? (Click for larger versions) Post your finds in the comments, or better yet, click the images and select them and comment in Flickr :)

  • My First Couple Weeks with the Amazon Kindle 3

    Melissa recently purchased an Amazon Kindle 3 (WiFi). After messing with it for a few minutes, I just had to have one myself. My wife and I are both avid readers, mostly of sci-fi, fantasy, and other fiction. We have so many shelves and boxes of books we've read, that we bring a box or two of books to the big yard sale every October. My tech books end up hitting the recycle bin ev...

  • It’s an awesome time to be a Developer

    I code for fun.  When I was quite a bit younger, it was pretty early in the era of personal computers, pre-PC revolution. I’ve been pretty clear about how much I loved my Commodore, so I won’t drone on and on about that here (you may breathe a sigh of relief now, but this post reads well with the theme from M.U.L.E. or better yet, a remix of Outrun playing on your headset). Ba...

  • The Win7 Sensor and Location API: Introduction to Working with Location in .NET 4 Beta 2

    Windows 7 introduced the Sensor and Location API. I’ve previously blogged about the sensor API, but couldn’t wait to get into the Location side of it. Location API OverviewThe location API is a specialized part of the overall sensor API. Many portable devices, laptops and tablets are starting to include GPS and WIFI equipment, both of which can be used to idenfity your current locat...

  • Some Fun Blogs I Subscribe to

    I subscribe to maybe a hundred blogs, most of which are related to programming or design. To keep it mixed up, I do have a bunch that I read every day just for fun. Here they are, in alphabetical order. Take a peak through, and if you find some you like, go ahead and subscribe. If there are some you sub to now that I don’t have listed here, let me know in the comments – I’m always looking for n...

  • Returned my Zeo Personal Sleep Coach

    For as long as I can remember, I would always wake up tired. I don’t drink caffeine in the afternoon/evening, so I always figured I would wake a lot during the night due to apnea or something. My wife had recommended that I go visit a sleep clinic. Never one to go see a human when a piece of electronics could tell me almost as much, and leave my medically untrained self to interpret the resul...

  • I am a Sorcerer

    It has been many years since I rolled a d10, but this is fun :) D&D Home Page - What Class Are You? - Build A Character - D&D Compendium "I am in the arcane, and the arcane is in me." The sorcerer is the arcane antithesis of the wizard. Wielding raw, barely contained magical power, sorcerers channel bursts and blasts of arcane energy through their bodies. They gain thei...

  • Wishy Washy

    From OWA spell-check dialog:

  • My Top 20 All-Time Favorite Computer and Console Games

    Just for grins, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of the games I found most enjoyable or memorable. It should be 20, but at the end count, it was only 19. :) I haven't had a chance to play any games in a few years (coincidentally around the time we started renovating the house and then the birth of our first child), so there's no Halo or anything else recent on this lis...

  • Emoticon for Drivers

    When I was in high school a million years ago, I made a red light-up middle finger out of a box, some red cellophane, two long wires and the bulb from the cabin light in my car. I attached the wires to the overhead light in my seafoam green 1980 Honda Accord and had the finder in the back window. I used the switch to turn it on or off. It seemed cool at the time… ;) Now there’s a much less off...