MJPEG Decoder

209653324My latest article and library is now live on the brand new Coding4Fun site, now on Channel 9, and over at CodePlex.  This project allows you to very easily decode a MJPEG (Motion JPEG) stream from a network camera (or any other source) into a consumable type for WinForms, WPF, Silverlight, XNA and Windows Phone 7 (both Silverlight and XNA).

The MJPEG Decoder library started life as a project for the t-shirt cannon built for the MIX10 keynote.  The original plan was to have an IP camera attached to the robot for a real-time video stream from the bot's perspective, but the feature wound up being cut for time, and due to some issues rendering the video on the very early Windows Phone

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VSLive Devapalooza and Jeopardy on Coding4Fun

imageTonight I hosted the Devapalooza event for Visual Studio Live in Redmond.  For the event, we played a Jeopardy-like game using software and hardware I created.  You can find an article on how the software was created, how to build the hardware, and full source/binary downloads over at Coding4Fun and CodePlex  This can be a fun way to host training at your office, or a way to liven up a user group.

A huge thanks to Dan Waters and Clemens Vasters from Microsoft, VSLive speakers Rocky Lhotka, Deborah Kurata, and David Platt, and our three attendees who played the game.  I think it was a great time.  Hopefully you did too if you were in attendance.

After playing the

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The Coding4Fun Show – Ep 5 with Josh Blake

The fifth episode of my Coding4Fun Show, is now up on Channel 9.  In this episode of the Coding4Fun Show, I chat with Josh Blake about Natural User Interfaces and Multitouch programming with .NET.  Josh has written a multitouch PowerPoint replacement called NaturalShow, which was demonstrated during his NUI session at MIX10. Watch and learn a bit about how this application was created as well as how you can write multitouch applications with WPF.  And for even more multitouch programming goodness and more on NaturalShow, Josh is currently working on a book titled Multitouch on Windows, which can be purchased and read while he's writing it!

    You should see the video below if you have Silverlight installed, otherwise head over to the

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    TweeVo

    10/28/13: TweeVo 1.4 Released!

    This should fix up things with the latest Twitter API changes…again...

    11/19/12: TweeVo 1.3 Released!

    This should fix up things with the latest Twitter API changes…

    12/8/10: TweeVo 1.2 Released!

    TweeVo 1.2 has been released which now works with some modifications Twitter made to OAuth around 11/30. A huge thanks to Chris Miller and for doing the heavy lifting on this one and implementing the fix.  The binary and source code are updated and can be found at the links below.  Let me know if you run into any trouble with this new version.

    10/14/10: TweeVo 1.1 Released!

    TweeVo 1.1 has

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