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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: Security

  • Do you really know what your kids are doing online and in games?

    It seems that each generation is exposed to more mature or serious situations at earlier ages than the one before it. There are a lot more ways for kids to get in trouble online than just running afoul of the creepily mustachioed basement dweller you see on "that" episode of Special Victims Unit. tl;dr: A child was banned from Xbox live and that caused me to investigate some things ...

  • Saved by Windows 7 UAC and Microsoft Security Essentials

    Today, I visited one of those ad-laden but otherwise legitimate sites with lots of top 10 lists. In this case, it was a list of photos which looked too cool to be real. I got there from a link chain starting at a Lego article on Epic Win which had a link to the original photo which then had a link to similar stuff etc. It was a long chain of sites I normally wouldn't visit, but which wer...

  • WCF Integration in Silverlight 2 Beta 1

    In preparation for my Silverlight for Business Applications webcast today, I decided to look more deeply into how Silverlight works with services. I originally concentrated a lot on security, and had a much larger post on how to secure your services, but ran into some issues there. More on that below.WCF Service Requirements for SilverlightIn Silverlight 2 Beta 1, WCF services must be set up to...