Random Thoughts

My thoughts about life, coding, science, technology and other stuff

Skype Wrapper for .NET Beta

The Skype Wrapper for .NET Starter Kit includes a managed code wrapper and three samples for the Skype API that enables developers to connect and consume Skype services inside .NET applications.

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May 5, 2006 Posted by | Coding | Leave a comment

Ricky Manning Jr’s PR Machine

His PR machine has kicked into overdrive since he was arrested for pummeling a nerd. The article says his actions were an aberration but it also says his arrest could violate his parole from an incident in 2002. Aberration my ass. This guy is just a common thug with a huge paycheck.

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April 28, 2006 Posted by | Other | 2 Comments

Vicarious Single

Here it is:

and it’s pretty damn good

April 17, 2006 Posted by | Coding | 1 Comment

How to sort a ListView control by a column in Visual C#

From MS Knowledge base:

“This step-by-step article describes how to sort a ListView control by a column in your Visual C# application.”

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April 11, 2006 Posted by | Coding | Leave a comment

Expert Says Hard Liquor Helps Houseplants

For home gardeners who don’t want their flowers to tip over, a Cornell University horticulturist thinks he has the answer: Get the flowers a little tipsy with some hard liquor.

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April 6, 2006 Posted by | Science | Leave a comment

Picture of the World’s First Integrated Circuit

That along with a bunch of other pictures of innovations brought to us by Texas Instruments and others.

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April 5, 2006 Posted by | Technology | Leave a comment

Carbon nanotube TV trials on horizon

Applied Nanotech has signed a letter of intent to enter negotiations for a trial on carbon nanotube TVs with Da Ling, a Taiwanese contract manufacturer.

Under the proposed terms, Da Ling will invest $10 million on a pilot manufacturing facility to make carbon nanotube TVs based on Applied’s technology. In these TVs, nanotubes shoot electrons at a screen to create a picture. Functionally, they are similar to traditional CRT (cathode-ray tube) televisions, which still provide the best picture, but are slim, like LCD (liquid crystal display) televisions.

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March 20, 2006 Posted by | Technology | Leave a comment

Indoor Gardening with AeroGarden Aeroponics

“Grow vegetables, greens, herbs and the like in your kitchen (or just about anywhere indoors) by suspending plant roots in the air, rather than soil or water. The suspended plants derive their nutrients from the air; with the help of the “smart” lighting and nutrient-cycling that comes with the garden, the company claims accelerated growth and increased yields over hydroponics and traditional outdoor gardening.”

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March 20, 2006 Posted by | Technology | 1 Comment

14 Hour Fuel Cell for Laptops

A start-up called UltraCell is showing a 2.2-pound fuel cell prototype at the Intel Developer Forum that can power a laptop computer for 14 hours. Production models will be available in 2007 and cost less than $500…

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March 9, 2006 Posted by | Technology | Leave a comment

Sopranos Sudoku Puzzle

Just like a regular sudoku puzzle but instead of numbers it uses pictures of the Sopranos.

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March 9, 2006 Posted by | Gaming | 22 Comments