Category Archives: Programming

Minecraft and Minetest

I hope everyone by now has heard of Minecraft. The top selling game on a couple of platforms, XBox and IOS at least and winner of more awards that it has employees, as they like to say. Minecraft, for those … Continue reading

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Microsoft Build, BlackBerry Jam, Google I/O, Apple WWDC are all conferences where the the device makers and OS platform bring the developers for their products together and they try to get the developers to make stuff for their platform. These are all … Continue reading

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Windows 8 final installed

OK I have an MSDN subscription so I pulled the released Windows 8 Pro down and installed on one of the old laptops I have. While Windows 8 has a touch interface and would work well on a touch screen device … Continue reading

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New Phone

Every couple years my family cell phone plan comes to the end f it’s life and we renew it. We have stayed with the same provider for years and they seem to appreciate that. But the big news is of … Continue reading

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Sorry not posting as much

Hi, You might have noticed I haven’t posted a lot lately, there have been quakes but I haven’t been right on here posting updates. I am still watching and analyzing quakes as they happen and will post things here about major or … Continue reading

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Playing with Visual Studio

I am playing with a project, sort of a make work project, learning as I go and trying to put together an editor for everything. It’s just for fun and to learn some stuff. So I am using C# because … Continue reading

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Windows C runtime vulnerability

OK patch Tuesday this month from Microsoft includes a few patches but the one that sparks the most interest to me is the Windows C runtime library vulnerability. Its a problem in the way it calculates memory to be allocated for media … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s newest and most expensive game ever!

OK this is a bit of a reach but bear with me. Microsoft just released a new extension for Visual Studio 2010 that brings it into the gaming world. No not an extension to make games but an extension to … Continue reading

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Isn’t it time everyone knew about Linux

Linux desktop is now on 1.5% of all desktops. That sounds small but that is consider this, the sell millions of computers every month. Those computers don’t just go away but some stick around for many years while others only … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Start menu (where did notepad go)

I just started using Windows 8 and one of the things that hit me was the Start menu, Programs sub menu is gone. It is replaced by the Start Screen but I wanted to just save a text file and … Continue reading

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