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On the road again...
Hey everybody (Hi Dr. Dave). I'm confirmed for two speaking engagements this month! Woot! Apparently my XNA talk grew legs and is ready to walk. Next week (Nov. 20th) I'll be out at the West Michigan .Net user group and then I'll be heading down to Detroit for the IDGA user group (a indy, game developer user group...very cool!) I'll be giving talks similar to the one I gave at DoDN, but this time, i've prepared a special demo. this demo works kinda like the web game Collapse, except it takes advantage ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 13, 2007 12:12 PM

Tech in 5 minutes: Overloading Operators is Nifty!
Welcome back to our newest installment of Tech in 5 minutes. Today were going to discuss the age old question that every modern family has to confront: Excellent point...however, not today, I meant this one. Special Huggings...yeah in my world that means: Kid k = mom + dad; OR Kid k = (mom + alcohol) + (dad+ alcohol) So now I will be your doctor of love and teach you to make kids. Not only that, but we can illustrate all the major aspects of life via operator overloading, Like The first job, The ......

Posted On Monday, November 5, 2007 12:36 PM

Rock the XNA: Using the Guitar Hero II Controller
I've seen a few mentions of this in the Creators Club Forums And I thought...wow, this is a frickin' cool piece of hardware, What can I write against it? Well it turns out that the Guitar controller is a lot like a Wii controller. In that it monitors the position of the guitar, as well as it's acceleration in any given direction. What's great is, it is simply accessible through the standard GamePad class in XNA. Here is a list of the different button states, as well as values for each and a short ......

Posted On Sunday, November 4, 2007 6:20 PM

Munchkins at my Buddies house!
Ever had the hankerin' for a good ol' game of cards with some buddies? Did you ever go over to a friends house, only to play a game that stabs you in the back I don't know how many times? I did, and man was it a blast. I've never heard of the card game "Munchkins" before last night. So I show up at my buddy Jeff's house, where I immediately nose dived into the various munchies he had laying out (How could I resist, it was Venison sausage!!). Once I could pull my face out of the snack bowel, Jeff ......

Posted On Saturday, November 3, 2007 4:14 PM

Macs being targeted by virus's ... no way
This might come off a little mean but.... HA HA! All you pretentious mac Zealots out there! This is aimed at all those people who said "Go to apples home page and type 'Windows' in the search bar! Haha, so true so true, Mac's don't get viruses because [Insert why mac pcs are better than windows based pc's]" This means one thing: Apple's day has finally come and Apple users are going to get hit hard. All those unpatched vulnerabilities from years past are going to bite them in the behind. I can sum ......

Posted On Thursday, November 1, 2007 1:47 PM

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