Pete Brown's Blog (POKE 53280,0)
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.
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I log into my local bank's website quite often. I transfer money
between accounts and all the usual things. Today, when I logged in,
I saw that they've decided to dump the security questions they had
us answer earlier this year and replace them with a completely new
and obscure set. If you don't set the security questions,
you can't get to your bank account.
Don't get between me and m...
This is Windows Client Developer roundup #32.
The Windows Client Developer Roundup aggregates information of
interest to Windows Client Developers, including WPF, Silverlight, Visual C++, XNA, Expression Blend, Surface, Windows 7,
Windows Forms, Windows Phone and Visual Studio, sometimes even a
little jQuery and HTML5. If you have something interesting you've
done or have run across, o...
Monday, July 12, 2010 |
.NET, WPF, Silverlight, XNA, ASP.NET, Web-Development, CPP, WindowsClient, WindowsClientRoundup, Windows-Phone, jQuery, WCF-RIA-Services |
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...
Saturday, January 23, 2010 |
.NET, Silverlight, Zune, XNA, Fun, win7, Web-Development, WindowsClient, Gadgets |
Prior to joining Microsoft, I worked at a consulting company for a bit over 13 years. Prior to that, I started the IT department at a medical billing company and worked there for 4 years while completing my Computer Science degree. Seeing Scott’s post on past work he did years ago at SparkFun and 800.com got me to thinking about some of the interesting projects I’ve been on. I’ve been a develo...
Friday, January 22, 2010 |
.NET, WPF, Silverlight, RIA, Expression-Blend, AIS, Facebook, Retro, ASP.NET, Web-Development, SketchFlow, Windows-Forms, CPP, WindowsClient, geek |
Today, while sitting at the kitchen table at my sister in law’s house in PA, waiting for my nephew’s 9th birthday party to kick into gear, I had a vision. By vision, I mean something along the lines of the Cheesus, chipotle Mary, chipped Jesus on toast, or Virgin Mary grilled cheese sandwich kinds of revelations -- but perhaps closer to the Dvorak toast. Was it a freak trick of lighting, a...
Since deregulation increased my electric bill by more than 100%, I’ve hated paying it. What makes it worse, though, is the really annoying workflow for the BGE online payment site. I’ve been meaning to take screenshots of the process for some time now, and just finally got around to it. First, we start at the main page at www.bge.com . You might assume that you should click the “Pay Online” li...