Archive for January, 2009

A question for all the developers out there: What is “community” to you? I thought about that question, and my own answer, after attending the the January Houston ALT.NET Geek Dinner.  To me, ALT.NET is about fostering the developer community, but I know not everyone sees it that way.  This got me wondering about how […]


The next meeting for the Designers and Developers Special Interest Group (D2SIG) (think: Silverlight/WPF/Anything-else-that-uses-XAML SIG – okay, that’s my own term) is having their next meeting tonight at the Houston Microsoft office.  Specifics below: When: Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 @ 6:00 PM CST Where: Microsoft Houston One Briar Lake Plaza 2000 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. […]


This is just a quick post that the next Geek Dinner for the Houston ALT.NET group is coming up this Wednesday, January 7th, at Freebirds restaurant.  Here are the specifics: When: Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 @ 6:00 PM CST Where: Freebirds World Burrito 3745 Greenbriar Houston , Texas 77098 Topics: TBD, but you can see […]


Let me start off by saying that I’m no good at making resolutions for an entire year.  I mean, that’s 365 days that I have stay committed to a list I drafted in about five minutes at the end of the previous year.  The whole process feels so arbitrary and failure-prone… So I went with […]


Adobe AIR has it.  Mono’s Moonlight has it.  Silverlight doesn’t… at least not yet, depending on what you read.  I’m talking about the standalone host container that allows Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) to live outside the browser.  A Silverlight player that can run applications on the desktop as first class citizens.  There’s even a term […]