Yearly Archives: 2012

2012 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Resident Evil: Retribution Sucks!


Resident Evil: Retribution is without a doubt the worst Resident evil movie out there.. this series has turned into a zombie! The Plot http://www.residentevil-movie.com/site/ is completely out of tune with the rest of the series, their are plot holes that are … Continue reading

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Step by step to deploying App to Surface


Magenic recently gave out it’s Christmas present, so the first thing I did was try to deploy code to it.. and then I wrote the tutorial,  so you can: Download the ARM version of Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2012  to your … Continue reading

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Unit Test vs Code Coverage vs Use Case


I’m going philosophical on this one. One of the myriad duties I’ve performed in my positions as a consultant is to implement unit tests on some critical part of the code. Realistically all of the code is critical, otherwise why … Continue reading

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Impact of Halo on elections


I would like to see a scientifically reliable poll n the impact of the release of Halo 4 on the outcome of the election. It occurs to me that the release of Halo 4 could have an impact on the outcome of … Continue reading

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News Flash


I was reading an article about how Win8 outperforms Win7, and I couldn’t help but giggle a little bit. The article was talking about how Win8 graphics outperforms Win7 graphics and set the tone that it was an amazing breakthrough,   … Continue reading

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Portable Class Libraries


Tuesday I attempted to gave a talk at Code Mastery MN about Portable Class Libraries in Windows 8. Turns out PCL development is harder than I had thought it would be. I thought I would convert the Platformer XNA game over … Continue reading

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Breakdown of Windows 8 Games Topics Presented at //Build/


‘[Microsoft] has apparently elected to take a much riskier, and gutsier, approach: turn Windows 8 into a serious gaming platform.  Microsoft can’t help but get into “PC” gaming in a big way, because there’s no such thing as PC gaming … Continue reading

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JavaScript games in Win8


Before we start.. First thing you need to do, if you haven’t already is go get a version of Visual Studio 2012 (for JavaScript you will need the Web version). Next you will need to make sure you have the JavaScript … Continue reading

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Game Engine API’s For Win8


XNA is a Zombie!  You cannot, and will not be developing in Microsoft’s fully supported version of XNA in Windows 8. If you want to use an XNA-like API then you will need to look at some of the 3rd … Continue reading

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