Monthly Archives: January 2009

Nice plug: Silverlight 2 Unleashed (and my girls) in TCS weekly

Personal, Silverlight, Silverlight 2 Unleashed, Technical stuff, Work
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Thanks Adam for making my day (and my daughters’) by including them in The Continuum Show weekly edition. It was so cool (and unexpected) :)

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One more talk: Geneva TechDays, 1st and 2nd of April 2009

.NET, Blend, IdentityMine, TechDays, Technical stuff, Work, WPF
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Just got confirmation that I will also be talking in Geneva, Switzerland, at the TechDays 2009 (1st or 2nd of April 2009).

The talk will be the same as in the TechDays in Bern, but this time it will be given in French. I never really gave a technical talk in French, so it should be interesting (I hope the material will be more interesting than me struggling with technical words in French, though, just kidding).

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New "Welcome message" on www.galasoft.ch

IdentityMine, MIX, MVP, TechDays, Website, Work
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I changed the “welcome message” on my website www.galasoft.ch and thought I would also publish it here :)

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Update: In addition to the talks listed below, I will also talk in TechDays Geneva. More details here.

Here are some fresh news from Stäfa! With Xmas and New Year behind us, Chinese New Year around the corner, the year 2009 is well started and looking very good. I have a number of exciting events in front of me.

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Speaking at Microsoft TechDays – Belgium and Switzerland

.NET, Blend, IdentityMine, Silverlight, Silverlight 2 Unleashed, TechDays, Technical stuff, Work, WPF
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Update: Added a talk in Geneva, Switzerland, 1st or 2nd of April 2009

I am happy to announce that I will be speaking at Microsoft TechDays in Antwerp (Belgium, 11th and 12th of March) and in Bern (Switzerland, 9th of March). Hope to see some of you there, and if you are around, please come and meet me!!

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Creating a random playlist with Zune and Windows Media Player

Nokia E71, Technical stuff
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This post was imported from my old blog and had 2 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

This is one of these silly things that I keep forgetting, so allow me to quickly jot it down so that I know where to look next time.

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Windows 7 beta 1 install experience

Technical stuff, Windows 7
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This post was imported from my old blog and had 5 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

I’ve been an avid user of Windows 7 pre beta ever since we got a build at the PDC conference in Los Angeles in October 2008. I installed it in dual boot on my work laptop, as explained here. There were a few minor kinks that forced me to keep Vista on this machine. The most annoying was that it was impossible to debug Silverlight on that build. Well, happy to report that this annoying bug is gone now, and I can develop and debug Silverlight on Windows 7 now. Let’s see other problems and what happened to them:

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My MIX 10K entry

.NET, MIX, Technical stuff, Work, WPF
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This post was imported from my old blog and had 6 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

A few days ago I decided to enter the MIX 10K competition.

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My entry is named ColorClock 10K. If you like it, please vote for it!

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Geocoding pictures automatically with Nokia E71 and gpicsync

Nokia E71, Technical stuff, Work
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This post was imported from my old blog and had 12 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

Update: Since then I found a much better tool to geocode pictures and edit other information encoded directly within the picture: Microsoft Pro Photo Tools. I wrote a new blog post about this tool.

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MVP award 2009 in Client Application Development

MVP, Personal, Technical stuff, Work
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This post was imported from my old blog and had 1 comments which are included as a screenshot at the end of this post.

MVP_FullColor_ForScreen I am humbled and honored to be awarded a Most Valuable Professional award by Microsoft for 2009. This will be my 3rd year as a MVP. I got my first award in 2007 for ASP.NET, and then due to my increased activities in the fields of Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight, in 2008 and now 2009 in Client Application Development. This expertise gathers specialists of these two disciplines and provides a fantastic way to exchange and discuss amongst professionals.

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