Site Upgrade and New Theme!

After finally finding a Community Server 2008.5 SP1 compatible theme I liked, I was able to upgrade my site to the latest Community Server version.  This theme is provided by Andrew Belon, who has several fantastic CS themes available on his site.  I’ve tweaked his basic Bliss theme (which he uses as his main theme) to my liking. I’m a big fan of the new colors and layout, and I hope those reading this are as well.  I’ll continue to tweak over the coming days to make things a bit cleaner. If you have any comments on the new site … Continue reading Site Upgrade and New Theme!

Install the Surface SDK on Windows 7 and/or x64

The Microsoft Surface SDK was given out to some folks at PDC 2008.  I know SDK is not out to the masses yet, however one of the questions/requests posted most frequently in the Surface forums is the ability to install the SDK on a 64-bit machine, and/or on Windows 7.  I’ve put together a quick guide that will show how to accomplish this.  But be warned…by doing this you are throwing away support from Microsoft.  This is an entirely unsupported setup and the Microsoft Surface folks won’t be able to help you.  So, if official support is important to you, … Continue reading Install the Surface SDK on Windows 7 and/or x64

Coding4Fun Book Contest Winner!

It’s time to announce the winner of my contest to win a copy of our Coding4Fun book!  15 people entered the contest via my forum.  I assigned each of them a 0-based index in the order in which they submitted their entry.  The final list was: leif902 = 0 jcauble = 1 krakerjak = 2 RoryBecker = 3 amrkamel = 4 anonymous = 5 Arrowofdarkness = 6 qiuliocc = 7 hanan = 8 Amira = 9 helpware = 10 michaelb = 11 FunnyX = 12 John Bisschop = 13 juanformoso = 14 bringo = 15 Now, I did say you … Continue reading Coding4Fun Book Contest Winner!