MikeZintel's WebLog

Why Sync?

For several decades after the invention of the computer, the dominant constraint was processor cost....

Author: MikeZintel Date: 05/05/2008

Microsoft XNA Framework Referenced Here, Etc.

Scott Holden mentioned that I didn't reference the Microsoft® XNA Framework® in my previous posts...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 04/06/2006

It's Cool.

I have a theory that everyone gets into software to write video games or build robots. Many discover...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 03/23/2006

A Market Within A Market (was .NET in HD)

In the late 90s, I worked on the IrDA infrared connectivity technology. My team built the protocol...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 03/14/2006

It's a Completely Cool, Multi-Purpose Blog

I recently watched, for about the 10th time, the movie True Stories. And, for about the 10th time, I...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 11/03/2005

The Proper Division of Labor in an Engineering Org

My job: blogging. These folks: real work (ie setup, versioning, JIT, GC, loader, reflection,...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 10/20/2005

QA Has Signed Off on .NET Compact Framework V2

The .NET Compact Framework Quality Assurance Team signed off on V2 yesterday. We've been working on...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 09/29/2005

WPF/e and the .NET Compact Framework

I'd like to share some thoughts on integrating WPF/e, announced at the PDC, and the .NET Compact...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 09/23/2005

Ignition System Envy

I'm pretty excited to try out my new toy, the Zintel-O-Tron 6 Channel Combination Model Rocket and...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 09/08/2005

This is Not a Technical Post on the .NET Compact Framework

I've been on vacation. If you're very lucky, you know a place that feels like it's the calm in the...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 08/26/2005

Just Don't Do It

I recently had the unenviable task of giving a presentation to the toughest of all audiences,...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 06/29/2005

From The Dept of Battlebots Built on .NET

www.finalizer.net Mike. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

Author: MikeZintel Date: 06/07/2005

MEDC 2005

I'm a bit slower on my MEDC blog than my peers. I'm still using my trusty Nikon F3 while my peers...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 05/23/2005

Blogging Because I'm Not Speaking at MEDC

Daniel Moth sent me a note telling me that he would be at MEDC (great news), and that he was looking...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 05/04/2005

From the Dept of Information Retrieval on .NET Compact Framework Network Performance

"How fast is the .NET Compact Framework?" I have only recently organized enough thoughts and words...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 03/30/2005

.NET Compact Framework; Past, Present and Future (Follow Up)

Thanks for the feedback to my request for V3 guidance. A few thoughts: Hosting The idea that you...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 02/07/2005

.NET Compact Framework; Past, Present and Future

After the holiday break things got really busy around here, and again I feel like a human interrupt...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 02/03/2005

Reaching Out to 'C' Developers (How I Learned to Love Garbage)

Growing up in Canada made me aware of the importance of bilingualism. Indeed, I can speak both 'C'...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 12/17/2004

From the Dept of Way Cool Things Built on .NET

Piccolo. http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/piccolo Mike. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 12/15/2004

Pushing the Envelope

A long time ago, my frustrated artist friends fellow camera store employees would run a "bad camera...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 12/14/2004

.Net Compact Framework Advanced Memory Management

This is a work in progress on a paper that I am writing to help folks understand the internals of...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 12/08/2004

Public Speaking

One of my tasks these days is to browse the web conduct research to understand how people are using...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 12/08/2004

Meet Mike

My friend and Microsoft colleague Bruce Johnson has been telling me that I should start a blog. I...

Author: MikeZintel Date: 12/08/2004