4 things Meme

At the request of Jason… Four Jobs I’ve Had … Lawn Mower (first job ever)  Grocery Bagger Grocery Stocker Computer Programmer / GeekFour movies I can watch over and over… Bravehart Back to the Future The Matrix O Brother Where Art ThouFour TV shows I love to watch… BattleStar Galactica Stargate Alias Arrested DevelopmentFour places I’ve been on vacation… South Korea Okinawa Turkey HawaiiFour favorite dishes… Flank Steak w/ mom’s marinade (medium-rare) Andouille Jambalaya (it’s a cajun thing) Blackened Redfish from Ralph and Caco’s (another cajun thing) Sushi / Sashimi / Chirashi (japanese)Four websites I visit daily… www.digg.com (replaces slashdot, … Continue reading 4 things Meme


The long awaited MCML SDK is here. Check out this link from the media center sandbox- http://blog.mediacentersandbox.com/PermaLink,guid,f0919949-91e9-4f4c-977f-bd944950ae4f.aspx Take a look and download the SDK! There is also instructions on how to download the feature complete build of Vista (5308) linked from his blog: http://www.mediacentersandbox.com/sdk/060224/Windows_Media_Center_SDK_Setup.htm Now if only I could go to Vegas this month to learn more about it. (http://www.mix06.com/) In the mean time, I’ll have to download and hope it runs on my current hardware.

Media Center Presentation Tuesday Feb 28, Thursday March 23

Jason and I have a few more Media Center Presentation’s lined up: Feb 28, Northwest Ohio .NET User Group – http://www.nwnug.com March 23, Central Ohio .NET Developers Group- http://www.condg.org/default.aspx Abstract: Will this be the year of the Home Theater PC (HTPC)? Come learn about Windows Media Center 2005 and decide for yourself. Topics covered include: Overview of Media Center, Alternatives to Media Center, The 10-foot Experience, Developing for Media Center, and using the Xbox 360 as an Extender.Come check ’em out if you get a chance!

MSDN Videos- ASP.NET "How Do I"

MSDN has released several free windows media videos (WMV’s) that are good training resources for getting up to speed on ASP.NET 2.0 . I would encourage any .NET developer who is interested in ASP.NET 2.0 to spend some time looking at these. For a full list of videos and descriptions, go here:   http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/learning/learn/newtodevelopment/default.aspx   Topics of interest: ASP.NET HOW DO I Video Series: Caching (Part 1) ASP.NET HOW DO I Video Series: Caching (Part 2) ASP.NET HOW DO I Video Series: Data ASP.NET HOW DO I Video Series: Localization ASP.NET HOW DO I Video Series: Tips and Tricks ASP.NET … Continue reading MSDN Videos- ASP.NET "How Do I"

Media Center Presentation Weds 2/15

Just a reminder, Jason and I will be presenting on Development with Media Center Edition 2005 tomorrow at the Southfield Microsoft Office near Detroit, MI. http://www.migang.org/Default.aspx?tabid=22 Abstract:Will this be the year of the Home Theater PC? Come learn about Windows Media Center 2005 and decide for yourself- and learn how to develop for using tools and technologies you already are familar with. In the first half presentation we will cover the basics of Media Center including: features, setup and system requirements, and using an Extender. We will also discuss the types of applications that can be developed as well as … Continue reading Media Center Presentation Weds 2/15