SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 Express

I ran into a bit of weirdness yesterday when trying to install SQL Server 2008.  I have Visual Studio 2008 installed as well as a couple of the Visual Studio 2008 Express products (for testing solutions for the Coding4Fun site and the upcoming book).  I installed Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and all went as planned.  After looking at the Help –> About screens, Visual Studio and all of the Express products showed the proper version tag:  9.030729.1 SP1.  So I figured all the products were updated and good to go. Next I tried to install SQL Server 2008 and got … Continue reading SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and Visual Studio 2008 Express

Wiimote Smoothboard

I was contacted by Boon Jin Goh recently about his super awesome Wiimote Smoothboard application.  Boon Jin took Johnny Lee’s original Wiimote Whiteboard app and added a ton of functionality.  What was a proof of concept or tech demo is now a fully functional electronic whiteboard capable of being used in a real environment.  Here’s a video showing functionality from the 0.1 version of his app, which has had several updates since.  Definitely give it a try if you’re looking for a very capable electronic whiteboard.  Great job! Also note that both Johnny Lee and Boon Jin have contributed to … Continue reading Wiimote Smoothboard