# Saturday, 10 March 2007

Aah, pure youth sentiment. I bought a couple of weeks ago the first season, and watched it of course, of Buck Rogers in the 25th century. The graphics look pretty old to nowadays standards of course, like most of those old sci-fi series, but I still like the concept: an American astronaut that gets frozen while in deep space and awakens after 500 years and find his home planet Earth changed quite a bit after the holocaust.

Part of the success of the series was probably due to the actors, ladiesman Buck Rogers played by Gil Gerard, Wilma Deering played by Erin Gray and Princess Ardala played by Pamely Hensley.

I don't remember correctly if it was this serie or Battlestar Galactica that I could read by myself. Let me explain that a bit because some of my English speaking friends found this odd. In Belgium, where I live, foreign series/movies are only seldom dubbed to Dutch. This means that we get the chance to hear quite a lot of different languages on television while the translation is shown as subtext. I also remember that before I could read an American comedy was quite famous around here: Arnold. The star actor from that serie also played in 2 episodes of Buck Rogers. I couldn't read at that time so my dad had to read them for me. I guess the urge to learn to read certainly had something to do with understanding myself what was being said in those great series.

Some pictures:

Buck Rogers with his ambuquad Twiki:

Wilma Deering:

Princess Ardala:


Grz, Kris.

Saturday, 10 March 2007 15:58:02 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Tuesday, 06 March 2007

I received a VIP access for Dev Days 2007 which will start on March 27th. And thanks to my boss, I'm also able to attend it. So thanks everyone for the opportunity!

Grz, Kris.

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# Saturday, 03 March 2007

Microsoft provides since recently a new learning center for the beginning developer. Totally dedicated to the freely available Expression editions of Visual Studio 2005 people who are interested in beginning to learn to program can take advantage of.

You can find the Learning Center here.

Another interesting piece of information are the SQL Server 2005 Express For Beginners screencasts.

Grz, Kris.

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# Friday, 02 March 2007

I'm just announcing the upcoming Microsoft Developer & IT pro days. This year there's also a preconference day entirely dedicated to ASP.NET AJAX and WPF/e. The other 2 days are also packed with interesting sessions so be sure to check them out.

Grz, Kris.

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# Sunday, 25 February 2007

Joe Stagner is doing it again. After quite a lot video material on ASP.NET AJAX he just started doing one about AJAX patterns. For the moment there's only one video available but more will be coming in the next weeks/months from now on. The current video is about the Predictive Fetch Pattern.

You can learn more about AJAX patterns on the dedicated site: ajaxpatterns.org.

Grz, Kris.

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# Saturday, 24 February 2007

Wow, the news just keeps coming today. I found out about this little tool SonicFileFinder.

SonicFileFinder is a free add-in for Visual Studio 2005 that allows a fast and convenient search for any file within every Project of the loaded Solution by entering the complete filename or just a part of it. The found file(s) can either be edited with a single keystroke or a Windows Explorer / CommandLine prompt can be opened at the file's location.

Grz, Kris.

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Saturday, 24 February 2007 18:49:41 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
I found out about the existance of this cheat sheet. .NET String format cheat sheet.

Grz, Kris.

Saturday, 24 February 2007 17:23:01 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 

I like keyboard shortcuts a lot and use them wherever I can, especially while developing with Visual Studio 2005, so here are some handy shortcuts for Windows Vista:

Windows key + spacebar: Will show the Windows Vista Sidebar. I like this feature and the possibility to create your own gadgets as well. There's also some to be found on CodeProject as well.

Windows key + x: This'll launch the Windows Mobility Center. Very handy when you're using a laptop.

Grz, Kris.

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Saturday, 24 February 2007 16:12:50 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 
# Sunday, 18 February 2007

Nice movie I just found.

Another great presentation, and I really like the way he gives the presentation, on Identity 2.0 is this one:

Grz, Kris.

Sunday, 18 February 2007 19:16:56 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  | 

No, this isn't some spam about getting your degree from university for $... This blog post is about the MIX university where you can get handson labs about WPF, Virtual Earth, ASP.NET AJAX or Vista Sidebar Gadgets. Check it out: http://www.visitmix.com/university/

Grz, Kris.

Sunday, 18 February 2007 09:59:10 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |