April 2007 Entries
I was playing with my fingerprint reader this weekend and thought I would share what I have worked on. I began this process like I do many others by doing a search to see if anyone has already implemented what I wanted to do. My search turned up an article by Scott Hanselman (http://blogs.msdn.com/coding4fun/archive/2007/03/06/1815291.aspx). Here he builds an application to warehouse his families fingerprints. He also talks about a SDK called GrFinger (http://www.griaule.com/page/en-us/grfinger_fingerprint_sdk). After spending some time looking at his code, and the sample that shipped with GrFinger, I decided to embark on writing my own.
1) The software...
Sorry it took so long but here is the PowerPoint from my presentation.
Includes Introduction, Robot, and C# Future slides.
Ever since before WPF had WPF/E we were hearing rumors about this product. Microsoft describes the product as "a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications (RIAs) for the Web. Silverlight integrates with existing Web applications. Silverlight media capabilities include fast, cost-effective delivery of high-quality audio and video to all major browsers including Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer running on the Mac or on Windows. By using Expression Studio and Visual Studio, designers and developers can collaborate more effectively using the skills they have today to light up the Web of tomorrow."...
I have blogged about free ways to backup and a free anti-virus program in the past. While these are good tools , I have had a life altering experience. Well not really life altering but it was very cool. I have started a 90 day trial of OneCare (http://onecare.live.com). I really like it. I would explain this product as having a corporate IT department for your home computer. My IT department at work does regular scans of my work computer for viruses, backs up my files and does all the maintenance tasks that we should be doing at home, but...
Thank You JT for letting me speak to your class.
Here is the PowerPoint:http://www.onetug.org/DNN/Portals/0/member_files/2007_04_02_robot.ppt
Some other links we discussed. Free converter for old versions of office to read the new file types:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en
A student asked how to get experience, I recommended volunteering for this group that creates and donates applications for nonprofit organizations. http://www.nonprofitways.com/
Interview at Microsofthttp://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=19737http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=19187
Free font for VS.NET to make code easier to readhttp://windark.net/blog/PermaLink,guid,918cc94f-1235-4d39-ba3d-07279c451d67.aspx (Thanks Eddy)
SysInternals alot of very cool tools for windowshttp://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/default.mspx
CodePlex source code repository and collaboration tool http://www.codeplex.com/
Refactor! for Visual Basic 2005http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/ms789083.aspx
SOA - Take a look at this article by Tom Fuller (http://www.soapitstop.com) from Tampa about SOAhttp://aspalliance.com/707
My solution to...