July 26th, 2007 | View Comments
I’m currently on a vacation within a vacation*, so I have been finishing up some overdue content for kirupa.com. In the mean time, here are some links I found interesting:
- WebCam Info
Learn how to create an application that periodically takes still pictures from a webcam and uploads/stores them.
- Wallpaper Cycler
If you wanted to know how to periodically change your computer’s background, the code in this link should help.
- Centering WPF and non-WPF Windows
Interesting information how to center windows.
- The Non-Maximizing Maximize Button
Interesting post and discussion on the ideas behind maximizing windows.
- Writing Intuitive Code
A nice article extending the comments made in my Randomizing Elements in a List post on how code readability and maintainability can be improved.
- The First 100k Users Are Always the Hardest
A good speech/presentation by one of the developers behind WordPress.
- Efficient WMA / MP3 Converter
One of the better applications I have used for converting audio between formats. In the world of codec packs, it seems unnecessary to even have to use such an application, but many frameworks are still limited in what audio formats they allow you to use in your programs.
When discussing the best weapon one can use in Counter Strike, I and others had no idea what the “A” in AK-47 stood for. Well, it stands for Avtomat. Aren’t you glad you know that now?
- Cool fonts / Wallpapers / More
Like the heading says, some cool fonts, wallpapers, and other design-related stuff from one of the designers of the Pownce application.
- Amazon’s Profits Triple
Great news from the company that changed the way I purchase books, music, software, hardware, and pretty much any non-clothing and non-food goods.
- Why Google and Microsoft are Building $500 Million Datacenters
A quick but informative look at why a major SF-based datacenter failed and why companies like Google and Microsoft invest heavily in their own solutions in remote locations.
That about wraps up this post. Expect to see some large and not-so-large WPF/Blend tutorials on kirupa.com in the upcoming few days.
* Wouldn’t a vacation within a vacation be….work?