Monthly Archives: March 2009

Solving cross domain access problems (via Jon Galloway)

.NET, MIX, Silverlight, Technical stuff, Work
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At my MIX09 and TechDays Belgium talk recently, I mentioned the issues that a Silverlight developer faces when trying to access a cross-domain web site. If the site has a clientaccesspolicy.xml (or crossdomain.xml) policy file in place, the call is allowed. If not, the call is rejected.

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A Tribute to the WPF Disciples

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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.

WPF Disciples Logo

A very long time ago, I was contacted by Marlon Grech who asked me to join a new Google group he had just created called the WPF Disciples. I was quite new in WPF back then and didn’t know many members of the community yet, and I must admit that it slipped my mind and I didn’t register (when you blog, and your blog gets a certain visibility, you get all kind of requests. I do my best to satisfy most of them, but sometimes I am just too busy and I cannot follow up).

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Posting the source code for my #mix09 and #techdays (Belgium) talk

.NET, Blend, IdentityMine, MIX, Silverlight, Technical stuff, WCF, Work, WPF
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Note: I just updated the title for this article, sorry to all of you who were waiting for the TechDays Belgium source code and didn’t realize it was here :)

I just posted the source code of the demo applications I used in my MIX09 talk “Working across the client continuum”.

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My #MIX09 session is available in video

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MIX09 is over, people are slowly going back home. I will be flying home tomorrow, quite a long trip since I will reach Zurich only on Sunday morning.

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#MIX09 Book Signing: "Silverlight 2 Unleashed"

IdentityMine, MIX, Silverlight, Silverlight 2 Unleashed, Technical stuff, Work
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When: Today, Friday 20th of March 2009, 10:30 – 11:00

Where: MIX2009 Book store (in 3rd Place)

What: I will be signing my book there.

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IdentityMine releases Gesture Engine for advanced multitouch development

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Multitouch is going to be the next big thing. Natural User Interfaces (NUI) are going to change the way we use client applications soon. You think it’s not true? See the iPhone hype. This is not a very good phone, feature wise. It is lacking very basic features. But being able to control your phone using multiple fingers was a real killer feature.

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Reminder: My talk at #MIX09

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Tomorrow Thursday 19th of March 2009

Location: Delfino 4105

Working across the .NET continuum

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#MIX09 Random Pictures

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MIX09 Keynote

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Great energy in the room. Bill Buxton enters and starts talking about how lucky we are to work in Experience Design.

“What do Canada and Transitions have in common? They are both dominated by the States”

“It’s a not a creative job, it’s a negative job, because you start with a 100 great ideas, but end up throwing away 99 of them”

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#MIX09: Design fundamentals for developers (2)

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Talks about Gestalt (shape), Swiss design in the 1950’s, Bauhaus. Then moves on to shapes, color, contrasts. Visual language.

A page is governed by a number of visual elements.

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