IRhetoric - Karsten Januszewski

Avalon: Convergence in the Simulacrum

IRhetoric Has Moved to http://rhizohm.net/irhetoric

I'm no longer posting at this URL and all future posts will be made at http://rhizohm.net/irhetoric....

Author: karstenj Date: 08/08/2007

Announcing Flotzam: Twitter, Flickr, Facebook and Blog Mash Up

Awhile back, for MIX, Tim Aidlin and I built Flitterbook. We liked it so much that we now have...

Author: karstenj Date: 06/21/2007

COLLABORATING ON CREATING ANIMATIONS IN WPF AND BLEND: POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS

One area that is currently top of mind for me is designer and developer collaboration with WPF and...

Author: karstenj Date: 06/20/2007

Microsoft Facebook Toolkit Is Open Sourced and Moves to Codeplex

It was two weeks ago that Microsoft released the Microsoft Facebook Toolkit. The response has been...

Author: karstenj Date: 06/08/2007

CREATING A .NET TWITTER API in 4.5 SECONDS

I've been meaning to document how I wrapped the Twitter API ... in 4.5 seconds. There is a very...

Author: karstenj Date: 06/08/2007

UPDATED WPF PERFORMANCE PROFILING TOOLS POSTED

A new version of the WPF Performance Profiling tools has been posted, x86 and x64, as an .msi. These...

Author: karstenj Date: 06/07/2007

UDDI RESOURCES MIGRATED

This post has nothing to do with WPF, Expression, Silverlight, Vista or pixels. Rather, it has to do...

Author: karstenj Date: 06/05/2007

FLITTERBOOK: INTEGRATING WITH THE FACEBOOK PLATFORM

I'm here at the Facebook Developer's event down here in San Francisco. Dan'l Lewin from Microsoft...

Author: karstenj Date: 05/25/2007

THREE NEW EXPRESSION BLEND HANDS-ON LABS

I just posted three new hands-on labs for Expression Blend that were created for MIX but haven't...

Author: karstenj Date: 05/22/2007

TWITTERPATED: ON TWITTER AND CONFERENCES

I'm very interested in the phenomenon of Twitter. In this piece, I want to write about a particular...

Author: karstenj Date: 05/17/2007

DIGGING INTO LUTZ ROEDER'S MONOTONE

Check out Lutz Roeder's Monotone -- very, very cool. Pay close attention to how tightly synched the...

Author: karstenj Date: 05/10/2007

WPF Momentum Video Posted

I just posted a high resolution copy of the WPF Momentum video shown during Ray Ozzie's MIX07...

Author: karstenj Date: 05/09/2007

TRANSITION AND REVEAL: NEW CUSTOM CONTROLS FOR WPF, UPDATED AVALON FEATURE FEST

Kevin Moore very quietly released a new bag o' tricks that has two of the coolest controls for WPF...

Author: karstenj Date: 05/08/2007

SILVERLIGHT SCREENCASTS, CHICKENS AND DINOSAURS

Technorati tags: silverlight, expression blend Tim recently posted a list of all the Silverlight...

Author: karstenj Date: 05/08/2007

FLITTER: SOURCE POSTED

(Updated 6/21) -- Please go check out http://flotzam.com which is the released incarnation of this...

Author: karstenj Date: 05/01/2007

THE DEBUT OF FLITTRBOOK

I'm here at MIX07. Nice to finally be here -- one of the reasons my blog has been rather quiet of...

Author: karstenj Date: 04/30/2007

New Lab Posted: Creating 3D Content with Windows Presentation Foundation

I just posted a new lab for learning how to use 3D in WPF. This is a great lab that I would highly...

Author: karstenj Date: 03/28/2007

North Face Case Study Published

A case study about the North Face Kiosk is now posted to the Microsoft Case Studies site. This is a...

Author: karstenj Date: 03/22/2007

EXPRESSION BLEND RELEASE CANDIDATE 1: SIX NEW SAMPLES!

Expression Blend Release Candidate 1 is now available for download. The product keeps getting...

Author: karstenj Date: 03/15/2007

SXSW INTERACTIVE REPORT #3: ON DESIGN (THE PROCESS NOT THE PRODUCT)

The diversity of the crowd at SxSW was great. I went to a lot of designer sessions, which I found...

Author: karstenj Date: 03/14/2007

SXSW interactive report #2: Bruce Sterling uncut

Here are my notes from Bruce Sterling's talk, uncut. Lots of diamonds in the rough for those with...

Author: karstenj Date: 03/13/2007

Sxsw INTERACTIVE REPORT #1

I'm down here in Austin at SxSW Interactive, a great conference and confluence of people in the...

Author: karstenj Date: 03/12/2007

Inspired By Flash Math Creativity #3: WPF Flag

There is a clever sample up on Flash Math Creativity by Lifaros that fundamentally does 2D morph...

Author: karstenj Date: 03/09/2007

Expression Blend Training: New Lab Posted, Training Wiki Updated

This summer, I posted a five day course for WPF. While this content is all still relevant, using a...

Author: karstenj Date: 02/28/2007

3D Cloth Source Code Posted: Technique for WPF 3D Morph Mesh

There is a great 3D cloth demo that has been floating around interally for awhile and shown at...

Author: karstenj Date: 02/26/2007

Inspired By Flash Math Creativity #2: WPF Planets

My next inspiration from the algorithms introduced in Flash Math Creativity was based on the work of...

Author: karstenj Date: 02/23/2007

Inspired By Flash Math Creativity: WPF Flowers

I've recently picked up a great book called Flash Math Creativity. I been inspired by some of the...

Author: karstenj Date: 02/16/2007

WPF Application Portfolio Wiki Updated -- More WPF Apps!

Tim Sneath has been doing a great job of blogging the many Vista/WPF showcase applications that are...

Author: karstenj Date: 02/09/2007

Announcing Expression Blend Beta 2 and Expression Design Beta 1

You can now go download Expression Blend Beta 2 as well as Expression Design Beta 1. Both...

Author: karstenj Date: 01/31/2007

Databinding In Expression Blend: Forget the Data and Do the Bind

I just posted a screencast showing how to wire up UI elements using Blend. The general premise is...

Author: karstenj Date: 01/26/2007

Doninoken: WPF XBAP Piece by Bascule

Check out Doninoken, an amazing WPF piece that is part of the Japanese Vista launch, done by the...

Author: karstenj Date: 01/25/2007

Consumer Electronics Show

I'm back to Seattle from CES, still reeling from the one-two punch of CES plus Las Vegas. I’ve been...

Author: karstenj Date: 01/11/2007

The Definitive Post on XBAP Trust Levels

I've written about XBAPs and full trust in the past, but never as thoroughly as Karen Corby just did...

Author: karstenj Date: 01/11/2007

Yahoo Messenger for Vista Debuts at CES

I'm here at CES, where Yahoo and Microsoft showed off a preview of the new Yahoo Messenger for...

Author: karstenj Date: 01/09/2007

Gradient Animation Obsession Redux

I guess I didn't call it an obsession without reason, as I can't seem to keep away from those...

Author: karstenj Date: 01/04/2007

The North Face In-Store Explorer

It was at PDC 2005 when The North Face showed a prototype of a WPF kiosk they were building. Well,...

Author: karstenj Date: 01/02/2007

Animation Handoff Bug and Workaround for current WPF/E CTP

My good friend Hans Hugli, who doesn't have a blog but sits down the hall from me, hit the following...

Author: karstenj Date: 12/13/2006

Gradient Obsession: A Tool For Tweaking Gradient Animations

I started getting slightly obsessed/hypnotized with gradient animations and wanted a tool to see...

Author: karstenj Date: 12/12/2006

Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Coding Practices By IDesign

When doing some WCF coding not too long ago, I came across the IDesign code samples by Juval Lowry,...

Author: karstenj Date: 12/06/2006

Woodgrove Finance Application Source Code Posted

The Woodgrove Finance Application is a great demo of how WPF can be used to create better data...

Author: karstenj Date: 12/05/2006

Expression Blend, WPF/E and the Torus Trip

So, if you haven't heard, Expression Interactive Designer has been renamed to Expression Blend and...

Author: karstenj Date: 12/04/2006

Required Reading: Optimizing WPF Application Performance

If you are a WPF developer, you must read Optimizing WPF Application Performance. It is chockful of...

Author: karstenj Date: 11/29/2006

Plumbing the SDK Samples and Unearthing More About Doing Per Frame Animation

There is a very cool sample buried deeply in the SDK called Per Frame Animation that has some very...

Author: karstenj Date: 11/22/2006

Mike Swanson Is The Man: Flash to WPF Converter Posted

Mike Swanson, a hero already for his Illustrator to XAML converter, has posted a Thanksgiving gift:...

Author: karstenj Date: 11/21/2006

WCF Calls Hanging Without Any Debug or Fault Information

I recently encountered a confusing issue with WCF. An application that worked fine on RC1 suddenly...

Author: karstenj Date: 11/15/2006

WPF SDK Release Notes: Clean Your Clocks

Release notes for pre-release version of .NET 3.0 could be read with the hopes that some of the...

Author: karstenj Date: 11/10/2006

.NET 3.0 Shipped and MIX07 Announced: What Better Way To Celebrate Than With A Cool WPF App From ReMIX Japan?

So, if you haven't heard the news, .NET 3.0 shipped along with the SDK! The Visual Studio Extensions...

Author: karstenj Date: 11/08/2006

Healthcare Prototype Source Code Posted

The healthcare prototype source code, which we have demo'ed in one way or another many times, is now...

Author: karstenj Date: 10/30/2006

Beware Of Intellisense: Some Methods are Hidden like Dispatcher.CheckAccess and Dispatcher.VerifyAccess

Just recently came across the fact that some methods are hidden from intellisense through the use of...

Author: karstenj Date: 10/24/2006

Inter Process Communication Between Applications and Vista Gadgets Using WCF (Part 2)

Once I got WCF working in a gadget, another scenario came up: wouldn't it be nice if the gadget and...

Author: karstenj Date: 10/20/2006

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