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2015!!

January 5, 2015

Well 2015 surely holds a ton of promise for some exciting things and has started off with a bang. I was lucky enough to be awarded my 5th MVP award from Microsoft this year. It’s always a great way to start off the 1st when you have an e-mail waiting for you in the morning […]

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TechEd Europe 2013 Recap

June 29, 2013

Well it’s the day after TechEd Europe 2013 and I have just finished up a day of sight seeing in Madrid. Let me just say that it is one beautiful city. Being a Texas boy, we simply don’t have cities with buildings this old and ornate. It is always quite interesting to see the blending […]

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Welcome to 2012!

December 31, 2011

Yep, it’s that time of year again.  Out with the old and in with the new.  With that in mind, Happy New Years! This past year was an amazing one for me.  I met a ton of brilliant people in the community, was able to be a part of events like the Open Source Fest […]

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Start of a New Year

January 11, 2011

So, yes, I’m writing a New Year’s post a bit late.  But at least I started it on a good date.  So Happy 1/1/11 everyone! I just wanted to do a quick post on wrapping up last year and mention some things to watch for the coming year. Recapping 2010 From a tech standpoint, there […]

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Images with Rounded Corners and Drop Shadows in Silverlight

September 8, 2010

Silverlight lets you do many great little effects with very little effort.  However, sometimes you need to rethink your approach when you want to use a few of these things together. This happened to me the other day when I wanted to display an image, round the corners, and then add a drop shadow. It […]

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Blog Start #2

July 20, 2010

So I originally started this blog to discuss Silverlight and .NET goodness.  Of course, as soon as I got the blog up and running, I got pulled in several different directions.  Now that I’ve gotten things a bit more straightened out, it’s time to restart the blog posts. With that being said, I wanted to […]

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Large Datasets with Silverlight and WCF RIA Services

April 17, 2010

There is nothing quite like the thrill of thoroughly testing an application, deploying it, and within the hour getting the call that it doesn’t work.  In this particular case, the client was receiving an error will attempting to save a large data object via RIA Services on an IIS 6 server.  Who knew that clients […]

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Interview with Erik Mork on Bytes by MSDN

April 6, 2010

It’s always good to see someone step out on their own and end up making good.  Erik Mork is an example of that.  At the announcement of WPF/E he created Silver Bay Labs and has become very influential in Silverlight community.  At MIX10, he was interviewed by Tim Huckaby for Bytes by MSDN.  You can […]

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MIX ’10 Recap and a Little Music

March 20, 2010

Well MIX ’10 has come and gone, and I had an incredible time during it.  Not only did Microsoft have a ton of items to announce, but the sessions were great and the people fascinating.  If you have never been to MIX, I highly recommend it.  When else do you get to spend the majority […]

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NHDNUG – March 18th Meeting

March 12, 2010

Next Thursday is the monthly North Houston .NET User Group meeting.  This month we are doing things a bit different.  We will have several people from different areas of the industry come in and share their views on the job market.  We will cover things from searching for a new job to how to ace […]

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