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Steve Jobs and NeXTSTEP
A co-worker forwarded me this URL that has some mirrored videos of a demonstration Steve Jobs gave on the capabilities of the NeXTSTEP system back in the day. Considering that this is quite a while ago, the display of the technology is all the more amazing. It appears that even with as much that the Mac took from Xerox PARC's Alto computer, the NeXTSTEP is perhaps the true technological predecessor to the Alto. Very interesting stuff indeed. Apparently, the NeXTSTEP was largely an object-oriented ......

Posted On Monday, January 31, 2005 6:47 PM

Whew - Finally, progress on game for articles
[Update: With some help from some friends, I have decided that the source will be released under the CPL, instead of the GPL. Thanks to all of you! ] Wow. I can't believe it took me this long to find the time to make some serious progress on the game articles that everyone is waiting for. So, I figure I'll use this post as a brain dump of what is done and what is not done. The overall plan for the entire series of “2d Sidescroller Engine” articles over at Managed World (which are the ......

Posted On Monday, January 31, 2005 2:29 PM

Managed DirectX Jobs
Word comes along from Toronto-based game development firm Short Stacked Studio that they are in the process of hiring developers with C# and Managed DirectX experience for a new project. If you are at all interested, shoot off an email to

Posted On Thursday, January 27, 2005 7:25 PM

DirectXDev Mailing List
Zman mentioned that he found a yahoo group for Managed DirectX, albeit an apparently dead yahoo group. That reminded me about a mailing list that anyone serious (or even not serious) about DirectX development should be subscribed to. It is not specific to Managed DirectX, but is dedicated to DirectX development in general. It is hosted by Microsoft and you can find the sign up page here. Enjoy ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 25, 2005 3:34 PM

NUnit falsely reports "'Assembly Name' has no TestFixtures"
I was rather surprised when I ran into this issue earlier this evening and wasn't able to find anything on Google about it. So, I'm going to post this on my blog in case it happens for anyone else or in case it happens to me again and I forget about it. After I installed XP SP2 last night on my development machine here at home, I decided to get back to development on my projects for Managed World. Well, when I went to write some more unit tests (I'm using test-driven development for a good number ......

Posted On Sunday, January 23, 2005 9:43 PM

Microsoft Interview
[Update: Adam Ulrich (the hiring manager I actually interviewed with) actually posted another good piece of advice. I have now included it below.] During the process of looking for another job to further my career goals, I happened to interview for a position at Microsoft. I think perhaps now I can look back on the interview process a little more cleanly since I've been removed from it for almost a week. The position I interviewed for was an SDE/T position on Michael Hunter's team (he works on the ......

Posted On Friday, January 21, 2005 8:16 PM

My New Job
Well, I said I was going to say a little about my upcoming new employer, so I figured I would take the time to do that. Like I said before, I definitely have mixed feelings about leaving RMLS. It's had its ups and downs just like any job, but there have been numerous memories of working there that I will take with me. Even though it is said leaving RMLS, I am extremely excited about the new job that awaits me. I simply can't wait for the many challenges and growth opportunities I will receive at ......

Posted On Friday, January 21, 2005 7:18 PM



[update: I think this is perhaps the most pathetic post on my blog since it began. Two words. Nice. I thought it was funny though, so I had to share it. If you don't enjoy it or you are upset at me for wasting your time with such a pathetic post, I demand you turn around and be struck two hundred times on your backside with a wet noodle.]

Posted On Friday, January 21, 2005 5:32 PM

Note To Self - FxCop

Note To Self:

It's easier to be running FxCop from the beginning of a project, rather than trying to back fit it into an existing code base.

Posted On Thursday, January 20, 2005 2:11 PM

I'm back
I'm happy that I can finally talk about what has been going on in my life the last couple of weeks. It is finally official. This morning, I turned in my two weeks notice at my current employer. I was offered a position that I couldn't turn down with another company. I actually interviewed for a position at Microsoft (that's not the new company; unfortunately, I just didn't posess the right skill set for the position). So, now with all that in the open, expect to see some more posts. More specifically, ......

Posted On Thursday, January 20, 2005 12:29 PM

Self Improvement / Continuous Integration
Before I get up on my soap-box on what I've been doing lately to improve myself as a developer, let me quickly list the development environment tools that I feel are MUST-HAVE tools for any developer serious about his craft (and they are all free): CruiseControl.NET (or Draco.NET) Subversion (or CVS or another form of Source Control (try to avoid Source Safe, even though it's better than nothing)) NAnt NUnit NCover FXCop Well, in an effort to continue improving my development environment at home, ......

Posted On Monday, January 10, 2005 8:48 PM

Have you seen Justin Rogers?
[UPDATE: Darren got a hold of Justin. He's fine. He's been really busy and is actually in the process of rebuilding is home intranet. So, everything's okay, thank goodness!] Have you seen Justin Rogers lately? Darren, a closer blogger friend of Justin's is trying to track him down. Justin hasn't posted since November 11th, and Darren adds that Justin's domain is down (and has been for works according to Darren), his email is bouncing and his phone is disconnected. Darren went ahead and emailed the ......

Posted On Friday, January 7, 2005 3:01 AM

Another Managed DirectX Blogger
And another Managed DirectX blogger enters the scene. Mykre's blog chronicles his early playings with Managed DirectX. Keep it up the good work, Mykre, you're doing great!

Posted On Thursday, January 6, 2005 10:36 PM

Lost Squadron Blog / Benjamin Nitschke
Courtesy of The Z Buffer, I came across this blog by Benjamin Nitschke. Benjamin was/is one of the people responsible for the development of the beautiful looking and wonderful playing game Arena Wars, written mostly in C#. The blog chronicles the ongoing development of Lost Squadron, I believe written in C# and Managed DirectX. It looks great so far and the blog has the kind of content that you currently can't find in many places on the net (if anywhere when dealing with Managed DirectX). Check ......

Posted On Thursday, January 6, 2005 10:30 PM

I prefer "Geek"
I am nerdier than 85% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

Posted On Thursday, January 6, 2005 6:10 PM

Open Source and Managed DirectX
I'm posting this question out there because I can't really read legalese, and I don't have much experience with licensing issues. I'm in the middle of researching open source and free software some more to see how much I want to adapt it with my personal projects. I was thinking that I want to release all code on Managed World as OSI Certified Open Source Software. However, does the EULA for Managed DirectX allow me to distribute my applications built with Managed DirectX as open source software. ......

Posted On Thursday, January 6, 2005 4:02 PM


Posted On Tuesday, January 4, 2005 5:47 PM

Managed World - Tom Miller Interview
I have posted an interview I did with Tom Miller over at Managed World. You can find the interview here. Enjoy my friends!!

Posted On Tuesday, January 4, 2005 5:47 PM

Ahhhh, Vacation
You know, I took quite a bit of time off around the holidays and am just now getting back into the swing of things. I would try to post some huge, Rory-esque, post about certain memories of psychadelic hippies I had over the vacation (I don't mean I “had” the hippies, of course (get your mind out of the gutter (that includes you too Rory!))). But, I've come to learn one thing, that as much as I would like to be like Rory, it just isn't my style. Oh well, I suppose I still have rotundness ......

Posted On Tuesday, January 4, 2005 5:44 PM

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