• Embedding a Silverlight video in a webpage

    When most people link to YouTube videos, it ends up embedding a still image of the first frame of the video. You can then click on it to start playing.

    I linked to my demo video in my [demo competition entry post]/2008/07/heroes-happen-2008-demo-competition.html), but I couldn’t figure out how to do the same thing. I personally prefer not to force someone to start downloading a video if they didn’t want it. Is there a simple way to do this? (Apart from having to manually save the first frame out as a jpeg).

  • Passed 70-561

    To be honest, I didn’t expect this!

    I just found out I’ve also passed Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, ADO.NET Applications.

    I remember I was pretty tired, and was still a bit exhausted after taking [70-562]/2008/07/passed-70-562.html) the previous day. About 3/4 through I noticed the tiredness was catching up on me as I was having trouble focusing (Excom’s crumby old test computer doesn’t help – nothing like a CRT monitor with the refresh frequency set way to low to wear you out quicker). The thought even crossed my mind that maybe I should give up and leave. But then I figured, no, I won’t get this opportunity again so try and give it my best shot. Looks like it was a good thing I stuck it out :-)

  • Heroes Happen 2008 Demo Competition entry

    Rob should be happy, I’ve finally got around to recording my entry for Microsoft’s demo competition!

    I demonstrated this earlier this month at the Adelaide SQL Server User Group, and then did a slightly longer version at CodeCampSA.