Shawn Weisfeld

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May 2007 Entries

Installing Visual Studio SP 1 on Server 2003

I was getting some strange errors when installing SP1 for Visual Studio on Server 2003. Microsoft Update said “Error Code: 0x64C Try to install the update again, or request help from one of the following resources.”  After some research it appears that the problem is with Server 2003 installing large windows installer packages. Installing the fix in the following KB article fixed my problem. http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=925336

posted @ Wednesday, May 30, 2007 4:16 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ .NET Microsoft ]

send a card to a kid

Joe Healy (http://www.devfish.net) blogged this and I hope that my readers will participate also . . . All around good guy John Papa blogged about a boy named Shane, who is dying of cancer. Through make-a-wish foundation his last wish was to receive 1 million birthday cards for what could be his last birthday. Okay FLORIDA.NET community, I don't ask much, but I'd ask ya'll all to reach out here. Anyone who reads this please cross blog it, link back to Papa's post, and email Joe (jhealy@microsoft.com) the link as well. More info here :: http://codebetter.com/blogs/john.papa/archive/2007/05/14/last-wish-of-a-child.aspx.   ONETUG collected 40 Birthday Cards for...

posted @ Wednesday, May 23, 2007 12:27 AM | Feedback (0) |

Video Screen Capture

There are a lot of video screen capture software applications out there. Perhaps one of the best know is Camtasia (http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp), but the $300 price tag might be a bit too much for you if you only use video screen capture once in a while and don’t need a bunch of features. If this is you take a look at Windows Media Encoder (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/howto/articles/screencap.aspx) from Microsoft. I have used it and it works well epically since it is FREE! Give it a try let me know what you think, or if you got any other recommendations feel free to comment...

posted @ Tuesday, May 22, 2007 11:23 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Downloads ]

Heck with Vista I want a copy of this. . .

Windows 1986 Commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLRf4L8HAvI

posted @ Monday, May 21, 2007 12:20 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Funny ]

Why Doesn't Microsoft Have A Cult Religion?

The following articles were brought to my attention and did a great job at making me think. . . Why Doesn't Microsoft Have A Cult Religion? http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2007/05/why_doesnt_micr.html A good question: Where ARE the Microsoft fanboys? http://arstechnica.com/journals/microsoft.ars/2007/05/14/good-question-where-are-the-ms-fanboys After reading the above articles I thought to myself what planet are these guys from and then I spent a little more time thinking about it and I might not totally disagree, but I have a real reason for it, hear me out. So I thought to my self, self what exactly is a cult? David Koresh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Koresh)? Wikipedia defines cult (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult) as “a term designating...

posted @ Tuesday, May 15, 2007 11:30 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Microsoft ]

Bounding Box

In my earlier post I put together an image processing class (http://drowningintechnicaldebt.com/blogs/shawnweisfeld/archive/2006/11/06/Bitmap-Processing-in-C_2300_.aspx). I needed a method that built a bounding box around a given shape. Here is the code: public static void BoundingBox(Bitmap b, ref Point upperLeft, ref Point lowerRight){    ImagerBitmap i = new ImagerBitmap(b.Clone() as Bitmap);    Queue<Point> q = new Queue<Point>();    q.Enqueue(upperLeft);     int jump = 10;     while (q.Count > 0)    {     Point p = q.Dequeue();     AddToStack(q, b, i, new Point(p.X + jump, p.Y), ref upperLeft, ref lowerRight);     AddToStack(q, b, i, new Point(p.X - jump, p.Y), ref upperLeft, ref lowerRight);     AddToStack(q, b, i, new Point(p.X, p.Y + jump), ref upperLeft, ref...

posted @ Monday, May 14, 2007 2:25 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ C# Images ]

Center of Mass

In my earlier post I put together an image processing class (http://drowningintechnicaldebt.com/blogs/shawnweisfeld/archive/2006/11/06/Bitmap-Processing-in-C_2300_.aspx). I needed a method that found the center of a given mass of pixels. Here is the code: public static Point CenterOfMass(Bitmap b){    ImagerBitmap i = new ImagerBitmap(b.Clone() as Bitmap);    int cogX = 0;    int cogY = 0;    int cogTotal = 0;     for (int column = 0; column < i.Bitmap.Width; column++)    {     for (int row = 0; row < i.Bitmap.Height; row++)     {         int px = i.GetGreyPixel(column, row);         cogX += (px * column);         cogY += (px * row);         cogTotal += px;     }    }    i.UnlockBitmap();    return new Point(cogX / cogTotal, cogY...

posted @ Monday, May 14, 2007 2:23 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ C# Images ]

Remove Background

In my earlier post I put together an image processing class (http://drowningintechnicaldebt.com/blogs/shawnweisfeld/archive/2006/11/06/Bitmap-Processing-in-C_2300_.aspx). I needed a method that did some segmentation based on a given color. It needed to take in the color and a threshold and it would black out any pixels that are not within the color threshold. Here is the code: public static Bitmap RemoveBackground(Bitmap b, Color c, int threshold){    ImagerBitmap i = new ImagerBitmap(b.Clone() as Bitmap);    int maxGreen = c.G + threshold;    int minGreen = c.G - threshold;    int maxRed = c.R + threshold;    int minRed = c.R - threshold;    int maxBlue = c.B + threshold;    int minBlue...

posted @ Monday, May 14, 2007 2:15 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ C# Images ]

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