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Being A Victim Of Success

In the beginning, we are all faced with new challenges with very few real world experiences to rely upon. The challenges can be as varied as learning to take you first baby steps, entering college, or your first real job. … Continue reading

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Clearing the Title in a Push Notification Live Tile

The Windows Phone 7 Live Tile Push Notification Service allows an application to dynamically set the background, title, and count of a live tile when the application is pinned to the main screen. By default the Title is set through … Continue reading

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A Constant Size Bing Maps PushPin With Silverlight

Chris Pietschmann has written an excellent article on how to resize and auto-scale pushpins using the Bing Maps Silverlight control. I found it very useful but quickly stumbled on to the fact that his simple scaling algorithm: var scaleVal = … Continue reading

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Google GPolyline Decode in C#

I started playing with the Google Maps GPolyline format and discovered that there are many implementations in many languages that allow you to Encode a GPolyline, but very few to Decode a GPolyline. The most common implementations that can be … Continue reading

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Native UEFI Windows 7 Boot on Mac Mini

There is a lot of confusion around the ability to boot Windows 7 using UEFI on a Macintosh. The confusion is based on the interaction with Bootcamp, MDR, GPT, BIOS Compatability Support Modules (CSM), rEFIt, 32-bit, install DVD formats, and … Continue reading

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