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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: Zune

  • Article: The Essential WPF/Silverlight/XNA Developer and Designer Toolbox

    With your help, I've just put up a new article on the essential tools every client developer should have in their toolbox. If there's a tool (not a library/framework - that'll come next) that you use during your client development, please go ahead and comment on the article and let me know. Article: The Essential WPF/Silverlight/XNA Developer and Designer Toolbox

  • 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...

  • Looking back at 2009, and forward to 2010

    Like most people, at the end of the year, I look back and assess how things went, what I could do better, and what I want to do in the next year. I hesitate to call them resolutions, as that pretty much guarantees nothing will come of them :) Looking back at 2009 I had a fair number of goals for 2009. The most important one, however, I couldn’t publish anywhere, so we’ll hit that first. Ge...

  • 2009 Goals

    We’re coming up to the end of the year, and for the first time in a very long time, I decided to set some real personal goals for myself for 2009 (outside of the usual eat better, lose weight, spend less, save more type goals) I’ve always been pretty good about keeping up with technologies and products that interest me. I’ve been an early adopter of things like Silverlight, Expression Blend/De...

  • I’m in it for the Technology

    My annual review is coming up. This is the time when you’re encouraged to reflect on what you’ve done over the past year, and what you want to be when you grow up. While thinking through mine yesterday, and thinking about the ones from the past twelve years, I came to a realization: I’m in this for two reasons: I love the technology I love seeing others get excited about technology ...

  • Podcasters : Enable One-Click Zune Podcast Subscriptions

    Podcasters, did you know you can make subscribing via the Zune as simple as a single click on your website? This works using the zune://subscribe format. An example might be: zune://subscribe?TimCast=http://feeds.feedburner.com/timcast-wmv Here’s the ZuneInsider article on the subject. It includes links to some chicklets you can use, as well as the official Zune 1-click chicklet. If you p...

  • What Not to do to a Zune

    When I got back to my house from the Silverlight 2.0 TAP event in Redmond last week, it was about 4:00 am (love those airline delays). I dumped most of my stuff in a pile, and went to bed. The next day, I remember asking for my jacket to be washed as it picked up a lot of airplane cooties <g> I used the Zune on all four flights (connections each way) and really enjoyed it. I was...