Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Publisher's Point: User Interface Challenges
I almost forgot to mention this, but my latest Publisher's Point eColumn is
now available online (and as an email newsletter... don't forget to sign up on
Here's the URL:
Posted @ 9:30 PM by Egger, Markus (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Monday, July 18, 2005
With Baby-Steps Into The Future
What does that headline mean exactly? "Are we pregnant"?
Nope, sorry to disappoint some people that I know are just waiting for such
an announcement. ;-)
What I am talking about is robotics. You know, the kind you can see in "I,
Robot", or in old cartoons and science-fiction flicks. Unfortunately, we are not
nearly at a point where we have robots around the house that help us with
mundane tasks. Nevertheless, every single improvement in robotics gets me
excited. (I had a really hard time resisting the urge to buy Aibo, but finally common
sense got the better of me after all...). So long story short, check out this
article about Nuvo.
Posted @ 8:29 PM by Egger, Markus (email@example.com)
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Houston .NET User Group Presentation
Tomorrow night (July 14th), I will be speaking at the Houston .NET User Group
(http://www.hdnug.org). The topic is
"Advanced User Interface Design". The talk is designed for .NET developers,
but it is really a relatively generic talk about UI design. (Note: Later this
fall, I will be doing an Avalon session there, which is somewhat related to this
talk...). As always, the meeting is at the local Microsoft
Posted @ 12:22 PM by Egger, Markus (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Monday, July 11, 2005
Ink Support in Avalon
Avalon and Ink make a great pair, since many of the methodologies in both
paradigms are very similar (vector graphics and all).
Shawn Van Ness has now provided some details on how ink will be supported
The basic idea is that ink objects are just regular Avalon objects. For
instance, one can put an ink input area on an Avalon window like so:
<InkCanvas Background="White" />
Pretty cool! Check it out...
Posted @ 11:33 AM by Egger, Markus (email@example.com)
Monday, July 11, 2005
Here's a pretty cool site: www.Technorati.com. It monitors blogs and
allows to search for specific terms. What is cool is that you can create RSS
Feeds based on those search terms. So if you want to monitor who blogs about a
certain technology, or event, or about yourself or your company, simply put a
certain search term on your watchlist, and then subscribe to your watchlist's
RSS Feed. Pretty cool!
Posted @ 10:28 AM by Egger, Markus (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Friday, July 01, 2005
The new CoDe Magazine (July/August) is now online
Oops, I almost missed it: The latest issue of CoDe Magazine is now available online
(for those of you who never read the bios <s>: I am the owner and
publisher of this magazine...)! Just visit the web site, heck out some articles,
and let us know what you think by rating some of them.
Also, my most recent Publisher's Point eColumn has just gone online: It's
called "Where's Your
Logic?", and people seem to like it, judging by the ratings. This eColumn is
generally published as an email newsletter. If you are interested in getting it
on a regular basis, make sure to sign up!
Posted @ 10:31 PM by Egger, Markus (email@example.com)