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The Making of Hex-An

25 May, 2015

On 25 February, Pebble (the company) announced the Pebble Time smartwatch on Kickstarter. This showed a refined aesthetic design, along with a 64-colour screen, which sparked a surge of creativity for…
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An HTML5-based audio player with React.js

11 Jul, 2014

One of the motivations for me to move this site away from Blogger to a different platform was so I could add a set of pages dedicated to my music, with an audio player embedded on each page. Even bett…
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New Site, New Look

05 May, 2014

There's an interesting phenomenon where something good comes from motivation caused by enduring something that could be improved significantly. A while ago I became frustrated with the old Blogger sit…
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Regular Expressions: From Zero to Regex Hero

09 Mar, 2010

Last week I presented this session on Regular Expressions at the Wellington .NET User Group. It was nice to get such a great reception from the audience, and I hope they were able to follow along with…
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Now Certified in WPF (plus a binding tip)

03 Feb, 2010

As the title says, I'm now certified with an MCTS in Windows Presentation Foundation applications, having passed the 70-502 exam. (I've heard it's a tough one.) There were 50 multiple-choice questions…
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A New Website - Featuring EPiServer Composer

23 Jan, 2010

This week had quite a noteworthy event - the Go-Live of Intergen's new public website, which I was significantly involved with in terms of development. What made this particularly unique was that it w…
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Multilingual WPF Applications - on CodeProject

08 Aug, 2009

Well it seems that multilingual WPF applications is a hot topic, at least according to my most visited posts and a few questions posted on CodeProject. That has kick-started me into writing an article…
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Building Multilingual WPF applications - Part 3

19 Jul, 2009

Since Part 2 on building Multilingual WPF applications, one unresolved issue has grabbed my attention as the proverbial stone in one's shoe - that of not getting the custom markup extension working co…
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Backstage Behind the Scenes

14 Jul, 2009

Today marks the launch of Office 2010's technical preview, accompanied by a new site showcasing the work that Microsoft has been putting in to deliver Office 2010 - http://www.office2010themovie.com/.…
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Another Step for Silverlight...

10 Jul, 2009

Hooray - Silverlight 3.0 has just been released today, bringing it another step forward (and a little bit closer to WPF - at least in .NET 3.5). I have had the fortune of working on a few Silverlight-…
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Multilingual WPF Applications: Part 2

05 Jul, 2009

In a previous post, I set up a way to bind a WPF interface to a class containing localised strings, so that the language of the entire application can be dynamically switched at runtime. This is unlik…
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MVP in Action

09 Feb, 2009

Back in August-September 2007 the concept of the MVP (Model-View-Presenter) pattern had finally 'clicked' with me, since attending Ron Jacobs' session at TechEd 2007 and reading related literature onl…
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Building Multilingual WPF Applications

18 Dec, 2008

We've heard of the virtues of following the best practice of designing software to be as flexible as possible, namely ease of understanding and agility where maintenance is concerned. One dimension of…
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Building Software With Smarts

12 Sep, 2008

Two of the things I enjoy most about software development are problem-solving and adding value. The problem-solving aspect gives me the mental stimulation that I enjoy, as well as the buzz of being in…
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Crysis below minimum specs - Will It Play?

24 Nov, 2007

The waiting is over - Crysis has finally been released here in NZ. Having played and really enjoying Far Cry, I couldn't resist getting the Special Edition of Crysis (for the same cost as the standard…
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Reflections on Tech-Ed 2007 - Part 5

08 Sep, 2007

This is the last post in the series on the Tech-Ed 2007 highlights, covering the remaining two technical sessions.
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Reflections on Tech-Ed 2007 - Part 4

02 Sep, 2007

The previous posts in the series have covered highlights of the Tech-Ed sessions. This post continues the series with the discussion of a more technical session.
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Reflections on Tech-Ed 2007 - Part 3

27 Aug, 2007

In the previous post I listed what I found to be highlights out of the sessions I attended. This post continues the discussion of these session highlights.
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Reflections on Tech-Ed 2007 - Part 2

26 Aug, 2007

There was obviously more to Tech-Ed than the excellent keynote mentioned in the previous post. As I stated earlier, the sessions made up bulk of the conference, and there were some definite highlights…
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Reflections on Tech-Ed 2007 - Part 1

21 Aug, 2007

Last week I was at the Tech-Ed 2007 conference, held in Auckland at the SkyCity Convention Centre. It was a great opportunity to be there attending the sessions, exploring the Marketplace and supervis…
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