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Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”

PickFlicks for Windows Phone–One Year Later

  My Windows Phone application has been in the marketplace for one year now and an update has just been published (v2.5).  The new version was necessary as Netflix updated some API URL’s that required code changes, plus I added a new feature allowing users to sort new titles by date, title, or rating.  AsContinue reading “PickFlicks for Windows Phone–One Year Later”

Lake Merritt, Oakland – Resources For New Residents

  Arial view of the Lake Merritt, Oakland area Moving to a new area is always a bit scary and involves a lot of work to get settled.  What things are there to do?  What restaurants are nearby?  What sorts of community involvement are available?  I went through this exercise after moving to the LakeContinue reading “Lake Merritt, Oakland – Resources For New Residents”

Baltimore Skywalks Being Demolished

One of my favorite posts about the downtown Baltimore skywalks (here) was timely- I recently learned some of these antiquated but cool urban features are being demolished soon.  Here are three articles about this: Baltimore City to Demolish Skywalks City Set To Demolish Skywalk Baltimore Readies for $2M Skywalk Demolition The city wants to getContinue reading “Baltimore Skywalks Being Demolished”

My First Windows Phone Application – PickFlicks

I’ve spent the last few weeks watching Windows Phone training videos (via and reading all the great Microsoft articles on WP7 development and finally writing my own application. I started with the idea that there was no convenient place to get a date sorted list of new titles available on Netflix Instant Streaming andContinue reading “My First Windows Phone Application – PickFlicks”

WCF Services, Shared Hosting and Windows Phone 7

Creating a Microsoft web service can be a straightforward thing, but add in the requirements of deploying a WCF service to a shared hosting provider (such as GoDaddy) and have it available to web applications and to a Windows Phone 7 device can add a few wrinkles.  Most examples I read only explained these conceptsContinue reading “WCF Services, Shared Hosting and Windows Phone 7”