One day I asked my daughter Mara what she was drawing: “Oh, I’m just painting flowers in the sky” she answered.
Another day, after a very sick night, she said to me in the morning: “Don’t worry about it Dad – when I am sick at night, my angel comes and takes me for a ride”. And so she gave me the first line of the lyrics, too.
Available on iTunes and Amazon. Just look for the song title, by Roses on a Beach. Here’s a direct link to the song on Amazon.com
Please let me know if you like the song, and if you like it, please pass it on.
I also posted matching demo files in the VS sample gallery, in case you want to play with the demo app, or if you want to try building the UI yourself.
The video is here.
The demo files are here.
We have just published a cool new SketchFlow template that makes it a lot easier to prototype Windows Phone 7 applications. You can find it on codeplex as a free download.
It is finally Spring in Seattle, and it’s Mix in Las Vegas. Many of you, our faithful Expression Blend customers, have become accustomed to also see a new version of Expression Blend blossom with the flora of the land.
When there is something that processes pixels, I usually get curious at one point or another (after all, I used to design compositing systems for a living).
So when a long lost moment of time unexpectedly appeared at my door step, I finally got to play with SVG filter effects. And as I kind of like interactive tweaking more than editing XML files, I ended up writing a simple editor for SVG effects that runs in a browser in the process.
Today, buuteeq.com, founded by a number of ex-Microsoft employees, officially launched. Buuteeq aims to solve an important business problem that many independent hotels share:
How to build an impressive, competitive, and cost effective internet presence that makes the hotel accessible to the millions of travelers that plan and book their travel online?
Entirely unrelated to my usual blog post topics:
The Sight of an Angel, a compilation of a few pieces of music I wrote between 1985 and 2010, is now available on Amazon and iTunes.
Not a new post, but still good: Sandrino Di Mattia has a list on his blog with links to all the videos, assets and scripts for the 5-day on ramp training in one place: http://sandrinodimattia.net/blog/post/Complete-Expression-Blend-and-Silverlight-5-day-OnRamp-training-course-All-videos-all-assets-download-packages-in-one-place.aspx
Scott Guthrie, Microsoft’s VP in charge of Silverlight, and others from the Silverlight team will hold an event on December 2nd about what is coming next for Silverlight…
The event is in Redmond, but you can also participate online. More information and registration is here.
This should be a fun event Please join us!