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  • P2P Collaboration API, PeopleNearMe and WCF NetPeerTcpBinding

    Following up on this post I wanted to experiment with having a WCF P2P client which used People Near Me in order to start up a WCF service on another machine and pass that service enough information in order that the service receive the messages that the client...
  • Playing with P2P Bits on Vista (2)

    Following up on this post , I also played a bit with the collaboration API and plugged in to "People Near Me". As far as I can work out, "People Near Me" allows you to advertise yourself (along with a little data) on your subnet in order that you can accept...
  • Playing with P2P Bits on Vista

    I've been playing a little with the peer to peer bits on Vista (also largely on Windows XP since Service Pack 1). I've not managed to completely work this out in my head properly yet but my understanding at the moment is that you have layers that are something...
  • iTunes and Album Art

    I got an iPod Shuffle over Xmas (very handy device for running with as it's solid state, has few buttons and it's tiny) but I was a bit disappointed with using iTunes to set it up. First sore point seemed to be that iTunes won't display my album art (which...
  • WPF/E Pad is looking pretty cool

    Over here: http://www.simplegeek.com/mharsh/wpfepad/
  • Google Search and SOAP

    Ouch - looks like Google is moving away from having its Search Engine accessible using a SOAP mechanism (note - I'm just commenting on what I've read here, I know no more about it than what it says on that page and the other links). The thing that worries me...
  • ASP.NET, WF and sending data backwards and forwards

    I saw some questions on an internal alias about "how to get ASP.NET to talk to Workflows" in terms of sending data backwards and forwards and I thought I'd write up a little bit about that here as I gave a talk at the DevelopMentor Connected Systems Roadshow...
  • Interesting post...

    I hadn't seen this before, sounds like some interesting things coming in the future. For me, it often seems that parallelism has to be the next big "problem" to solve in languages.
  • WPF/E and "Layering" Content

    This gets more interesting by the day (for me, anyway :-)). I wondered what happened if I wanted to "overlay" WPF/E content on top of other content in the browser and the most interesting content I could think of was a map from Virtual Earth. It took about...
  • News Links

    A few links that I missed in being out of the office for about 24 hours :-) You can't blink these days without missing things; The gap between 2D controls and 3D graphics just narrowed with the WPF 3D bits announced here The AJAX bits just went to RC The UK...
  • Bit more WPF/E Video

    I had a little play with dropping a Path (made from some text in Expression Design) over the top of a video and then using mouse drag in order to skew the Path left, right, up and down. It looks like this; and it's here: http://mtaulty.com/wpfe/ex8.html and...
  • WPF/E and Video on Video

    This seems to be a technique that I've seen a few times on TV where they play a clip over the top of the same clip but the "background clip" is blurred or maybe darkened in some fashion. Clear as mud? Here's a picture of what I'm trying to do; It was good to...
  • MetaStorm and the Workflow Designer

    I was chatting to some guys from MetaStorm yesterday who were working with one of my colleagues down on Campus to build some bits with Workflow Foundation. They showed me some pretty cool demos of what they've been doing with the WF designer and I've dropped...
  • Little Workflow Foundation Sample

    I built a little sample with WF the other week for an internal group meeting just as a bit of fun to try and illustrate (to people who are not developers) what Workflow Foundation can enable. I thought I'd share the bits here. Essentially, it's a small sample...
  • WPF/E - Playing with Video

    I had a quick stab at putting a few MediaElements on a WPF/E control and I was pretty pleased with the sort of performance that it seems to give you. The result is here; In doing this I ended up creating 12 MediaElements in XAML rather than in code (I guess...
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