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I just posted the source code to render a screensaver within a Windows Form using a custom UserControl on my MSDN blog.

Embedding Screensaver's in a Windows Form



This cool app is like other shared workspace applications but seems much easier to use. Supposed to work even if behind a firewall, so it would be interesting to try it out when I get the inevitable "Can you fix my 'puter" question from a family member. http://get.live.com/betas/s... ......

My son's high school (and eventually other 3 kids' high school) is playing in the AAA state football championship game at the Tacoma Dome tonight. I wish them the best of luck. Unfortunately, I can't make it due to other commitments. When I moved up to this area, the Spartans won the AAAA state championship and moved back down to AAA after that. Last ......

Want to learn how to control your webcam using .NET? I just posted the source code for everyone to look at. Click on the link below for more details.

C# WebCam User Control Source



The first tutorial covering some of the history of the .NET Sidebar Gadget Creator as well as issues creating .NET based Vista Sidebar gadgets has been posted. View the full post on my MSDN blog: .NET Sidebar Gadget Creator Tutorial 1 ......

I just created a WebCam Vista Sidebar Gadget. Read more about it here: Announcing the WebCam Vista Sidebar Gadget Here's a screenshot: Please note that this has only been tested locally on my machine using a LifeCam VX-6000. Your webcam may or may not work. If it does, let me know. If it doesn't...I guess let me know that too :-) ......

Take a look at my recent MSDN blog post to see how you can get around the common issues related to .NET development of Vista Sidebar gadgets. Don't want to write registry access code in javascript? Can't figure out how to uninstall your .NET based gadget? Read on... http://blogs.msdn.com/markh... ......

For some reason, I'm drawn to creating things that are just cool while not altogether useful (see my Animated Activity Designer post, though one could argue that it may in fact be useful). To that end, I decided to create a Vista Sidebar gadget that displays a screen saver of your choosing. Vista has some good screen savers that it shipped with and ......

The Game Developer's Choice Awards are over and the winners have been crowned. I for one am quite surprised. I've owned most of the games that were up for nomination. I totally disagree with the game of the year. Oh well, to each his own. Here are my picks (red is my winner for that category and blue is the actual GDC winner): Best GameAnimal Crossing: ......

The gates of Oblivion have finally opened. 'Tis a good day in the land.

My new toy. Just finished the paint job last night (though it needs some touch up) View the spec's here: http://www.helimax-rc.com/h... ......

This is just too funny. Some people have way too much time on their hands.

http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Ipod_Nano_200gb_Instructions/Page_1

Here's the result:


For the programming savy, head on over to my MSDN blog to see if you can solve this interview question I created: http://blogs.msdn.com/markhsch/archive/2005/09/22/473015.aspx

For more information, check out my MSDN blog post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/markh... ......

Well, Verizon realizes how big the gaming industry is and it has jumped in. Surprisingly, I think it'll make quite the splash. They just launched their Games-On-Demand service and for $14.95/mo you can play full version PC games. I was thinking they'd list old games that never made it far (and there are some of those) but there are actually some really ......

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