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Working with Sketch Flow

Monday, July 13th, 2009

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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La Vitrine – Montreal from steven bulhoes on Vimeo.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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La Vitrine – Montreal from steven bulhoes on Vimeo.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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La Vitrine – Montreal from steven bulhoes on Vimeo.
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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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La Vitrine – Montreal from steven bulhoes on Vimeo.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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La Vitrine – Montreal from steven bulhoes on Vimeo.
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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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La Vitrine – Montreal from steven bulhoes on Vimeo.
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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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La Vitrine – Montreal from steven bulhoes on Vimeo.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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La Vitrine – Montreal from steven bulhoes on Vimeo.
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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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La Vitrine – Montreal from steven bulhoes on Vimeo.
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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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La Vitrine – Montreal from steven bulhoes on Vimeo.

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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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La Vitrine – Montreal from steven bulhoes on Vimeo.
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I almost forgot to mention this fine new publication / site The Journal of Information Architecture.  Go and read the first issue.

And if you think you’ve got something worth saying then be sure to submit while the current call for papers is open until Aug 1st.

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La Vitrine – Montreal from steven bulhoes on Vimeo.
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The official release of Silverlight 3 and Expression Studio 3 was last Friday and I’m really excited about how these products have been evolving. My favorite new feature is Sketch Flow, mind which I’ve been playing around with for a little while now and have found it to be a great way to build dynamic prototypes.  From my previous post on Wireframe Prototype Fidelity I would have added a bit on Sketch Flow if the product had existed at the time.  I think it fits a gap in the tools of the UX professional who works on rich interactive applications.  For myself I was either building static images in OmniGraffle or Adobe Illustrator or I was mocking things up in HTML with JavaScript.  Sometimes I’ve built stuff using Flash or even modeling and rendering an animation in 3D tools like Maya to best get the concept across. I think Sketch Flow really brings it all together for a quick way to rough out the experience. My favorite part is how Sketch Flow lets you put in fake data driven content. It’s hard to explain how awesome this is, read more to get a good understanding check out the video below.

Check out this great video introduction to using Sketch Flow from Mix earlier this year:
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To keep up to date be sure to follow the Silverlight team blog, Soma’s blog and Scott Guthrie’s blog

Autodesk’s Revit 2010 Ribbon – Designing the User Experience

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

I think it’s really wonderful when a company share’s there process like this.

Resources for Learning Silverlight

Monday, August 11th, 2008

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of 2D barcodes appearing all the time. Some that look like black and white static and others that look more like crop circles. They are no longer limited to just black & white either.

Microsoft has recently introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg

http://reader.kaywa.com/
047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of 2D barcodes appearing all the time. Some that look like black and white static and others that look more like crop circles. They are no longer limited to just black & white either.

Microsoft has recently introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg

http://reader.kaywa.com/
047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of 2D barcodes appearing all the time. Some that look like black and white static and others that look more like crop circles. They are no longer limited to just black & white either.

Microsoft has recently introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg

http://reader.kaywa.com/
047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, unhealthy which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of 2D barcodes appearing all the time. Some that look like black and white static and others that look more like crop circles. They are no longer limited to just black & white either.

Microsoft has recently introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg

http://reader.kaywa.com/
047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of 2D barcodes appearing all the time. Some that look like black and white static and others that look more like crop circles. They are no longer limited to just black & white either.

Microsoft has recently introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg

http://reader.kaywa.com/
047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, unhealthy which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, medicine ailment which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of 2D barcodes appearing all the time. Some that look like black and white static and others that look more like crop circles. They are no longer limited to just black & white either.

Microsoft has recently introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg

http://reader.kaywa.com/
047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of 2D barcodes appearing all the time. Some that look like black and white static and others that look more like crop circles. They are no longer limited to just black & white either.

Microsoft has recently introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg

http://reader.kaywa.com/
047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, unhealthy which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, medicine ailment which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, medicine ailment which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, check which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, viagra some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage.
F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of 2D barcodes appearing all the time. Some that look like black and white static and others that look more like crop circles. They are no longer limited to just black & white either.

Microsoft has recently introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg

http://reader.kaywa.com/
047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of 2D barcodes appearing all the time. Some that look like black and white static and others that look more like crop circles. They are no longer limited to just black & white either.

Microsoft has recently introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg

http://reader.kaywa.com/
047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, unhealthy which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, medicine ailment which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, medicine ailment which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, check which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, viagra some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage.
F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, medicine ailment which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage. F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, check which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, viagra some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage.
F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

047267E4-437F-4E31-8A93-EB22454AEE33.jpg You’ve all seen them before on your mail and packages. They are starting to turn up all over the place. It’s also becoming a much more complicated landscape. There are more and more types of two-dimensional matrix barcode appearing all the time. The majority of them are consisting of black and white square modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern, check which gives them that television static look. They are however no longer limited to just black & white or square in shape. There are others that look more like crop circles, viagra some that actually have pictures in them and some based on color triangles.

Microsoft has introduced their own version that they call the High Capacity Color Barcode. This version has both a 4 color and 8 color version that offer a much more data storage.
F184F3C6-1C05-42B9-908D-1C2F8D86F5E5.jpg
An interesting aspect to the High Capacity Color Barcode is that is supports RSA signatures. With it’s long list of features and data density it’s your best option for actually storing information that needs to be physically printed on a surface. The only challenge with Microsoft’s solution is that there isn’t any easy way to use them yet. As of this time there are no public readers available for cell phones or online.

7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpgHowever with today’s always online technology and readers based in cellphone, I’m personally interested in ShotCode’s solution. They are focusing on mobile tagging that work sort of like a TinyURL in that they only contain a link to a URL. To use a ShotCode you can use generate one for free on their site. To decode you can Download a ShotCode mobile barcode reader from their site or choose from a few option for the iPhone from the App store.

It’s interesting to see how these codes are starting to take off in general use. The site Semapedia is all about creating links between real world objects and Wikipedia. On their site you can enter in the Wikipedia URLs and create a DIY printable sticker sheet, that you can then go and tag objects with. Everyone should go and create some and stick them on stuff.

The QR Codes seem to have become the most used in advertising right now thanks to their success in Japan. It’s the code that I myself have noticed more and more in public spaces and adds.

So which one is the best? For me it’s the one that is easiest and cheapest to create and scan back in. For that I’m leaning on the QR Code at the top of the list followed by DataMatrix and the ShotCode. I’m interested in using the HCCB, but will have to wait.

Here’s a little sample of some of the matrix codes I could find:

7F182508-E757-49BA-B161-DEAC2CEE5177.jpg
DataMatrix Code
2332ED78-4147-4689-B08F-5EFBC2AECFD4.jpg
Aztec Code
EF4777BB-65EE-4949-8D4B-FAB8F0BF71A0.jpg
QR Code
2F307FAE-2411-4DDB-8DF5-A0D51C518137.jpg
Bee Tagg
7F9988A1-FE11-4C70-8978-51B4EC3653C2.jpg
ShotCode
E46636BD-1A8B-4020-BB61-4833210FA6A8.jpg
BlotCode
CBA7C8C1-F2B2-4F87-8C7A-035B122529EC.jpg
PDF417
A693459F-5D72-487D-B07C-240BEA45A7A5.jpg
MaxiCode
CB50D368-52E4-4D47-8D4F-ADCA4B2C6F44.jpg
Codeblock-F
8DC8D4B6-3A4B-46F7-8918-E5D9C260FC51.jpg
HCCB
CF872888-0B65-45BF-AB77-B85877B4AAF9.jpg
Snowflake code
D41D65FC-D000-4274-9D2D-636E10663570.jpg
ColorZip

There are two excellent Silverlight 2.0 books now on the market:

If anyone out there has any recommendations let me know and I’ll update the list.

Testing the new iPhone WordPress app

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

I’m posting this message from my iPhone using the new WordPress client app!

photo

Google Calendar Sync

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

I’ve got a problem.  A problem with Outlook and Exchange.  You see I have two exchange accounts on two different servers.  This is problem that I thought was rare at first, information pills
but I’m finding more and more that folks who work in the consulting space are having this challenge when their clients are using MS Exchange. 

On my mac, tadalafil
this isn’t really a big problem because I Entourage actually supports multiple Exchange servers.

On the PC side though, Outlook wants nothing to do with my multiple Exchange servers accounts.

To set up support for two accounts I had to go in to the control panel and locate the mail icon.

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Then from there users have to figure out the very abstract user interface of what to do next.

image

Nope not “E-mail Accounts”  I need to create a new Profile.

image

I’ve already created a new profile, but this is where you’d click Add.

Give it a name that explains the account to you

image

Then you have to fill out this for and will try to auto configure your account

image

These seems to work most of the time.

So now you have two profiles.  Here’s where it gets annoying.  These profiles have no awareness of each other.  So if you get a meeting request in one and accept it, it will only be visible in that accounts calendar.

Then when you switch profiles you have no way to take that information with you.

Here’s where I’m using Google Calendar Sync.

It’s not perfect, but it does help.

image 

Once set up it will sync my Google calendar with my Outlook calendar.  Then when I switch profiles from one Outlook session to the next.  Google’s Calendar Sync stays active.  It will then begin syncing the information from my current profile.  

Of course the big issue here is that I have to continue switching my outlook profiles back and forth during the day to make sure all the information is up to date.  It’s still possible to receive a meeting request for the same time in both accounts.  Accept in one switch profiles.  Then accept in the other before Google get’s the calendars synced and I can create a conflict.

What Exchange really need to do is offer this a service feed directly from the server so that I don’t have to go through Outlook to activate all.

Phew!  That’s a lot of work just to make sure I don’t double book myself.

Of course this all gets much worse once you start to open yourself to other scheduling services like evite and upcoming.

Sometimes I have to remind myself that computers are supposed to make life easier not harder.

Windows 7 multitouch

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

This is why the Scion xB is an always will be the sweetest ride around.

I mean look what it’s done here. It’s like the pool in Cocoon.
This is why the Scion xB is an always will be the sweetest ride around.

I mean look what it’s done here. It’s like the pool in Cocoon.

I’m looking forward to see what comes of this.

I’m not sure if anyone is paying attention, cystitis apoplectic but there’s s market for odd bluetooth enabled input devices.
This is why the Scion xB is an always will be the sweetest ride around.

I mean look what it’s done here. It’s like the pool in Cocoon.

I’m looking forward to see what comes of this.

I’m not sure if anyone is paying attention, cystitis apoplectic but there’s s market for odd bluetooth enabled input devices.

I’m looking forward to see what comes of this.

I’m not sure if anyone is paying attention, cystitis apoplectic but there’s s market for odd bluetooth enabled input devices.
Looks like some “Windows 7” multitouch is starting to, capsule er, sickness surface.
Video: Multi-Touch in Windows 7

personally, here this doesn’t seem that special. WPF has had the ability to author multitouch for a little while now. There just hasn’t been any hardware except the Wii hacks and the Surface.

Oh and a side note. This is the first time I’ve seen someone use MSN’s Soapbox.

Interactive everywhere

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

imageI’m not surprised too much by the idea of putting interactive technology in every place imaginable.  I don’t think it will be too long before we find games in urinals at bars.  

The example on the right is demonstration of an interactive floor that was created for Swarovski Kristallwelten called Ice Passage.  There’s a nice video on the site if you follow the link.

It was made possible using vvvv

vvvv is a toolkit for real time video synthesis. It is designed to facilitate the handling of large media environments with physical interfaces, physician real-time motion graphics, viagra approved audio and video that can interact with many users simultaneously.

It seems to me the current technology coming out of Microsoft such as Seadragon, Deep Zoom and Photosynth have created a foundation for doing extremely rich real time data driven visual experience that can be extended to any medium.

I could see something like  a “mirror” at a shoe store that could put virtually any shoe on your foot as you walk by and even learn from you as you shop.  All you would have to do to see a specific shoe would be to hold it as you walk by.  It could also update based on what shoes you currently have on and what parts of the store you’ve been browsing.

There are so many uses, not just sales related, that it boggles the mind.  I think we are on a precipice of a new level of interactive technology.

ASP.NET MVC Framework

Monday, May 19th, 2008

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There’s a new version of the ASP.NET MVC presentation online.  I much prefer this side by side method of displaying presentation based talks.  The Silverlight interface is little bit visually chunky, ailment but it works well. 

What is a Model View Controller (MVC) Framework?

MVC is a framework methodology that divides an application’s implementation into three component roles: models, patient views, view and controllers.

  • “Models” in a MVC based application are the components of the application that are responsible for maintaining state.  Often this state is persisted inside a database (for example: we might have a Product class that is used to represent order data from the Products table inside SQL).
  • “Views” in a MVC based application are the components responsible for displaying the application’s user interface.  Typically this UI is created off of the model data (for example: we might create an Product “Edit” view that surfaces textboxes, dropdowns and checkboxes based on the current state of a Product object).
  • “Controllers” in a MVC based application are the components responsible for handling end user interaction, manipulating the model, and ultimately choosing a view to render to display UI.  In a MVC application the view is only about displaying information – it is the controller that handles and responds to user input and interaction.

Windows XP on the OLPC demo

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Watch and enjoy. I can’t wait to get my hands on this to try out. I’m really interested to see what it would be like to develop for. I’m also curious to learn more about the Unlimited Potential group inside of Microsoft.

Live Mesh in use

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

I found this ad today while doing a little research about Microsoft’s SharePoint Server

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I very much like the juxtaposition of Mary Kay “Enriching Women’s Lives” and Grand Theft Auto

It’s pure magic.

I wouldn’t have guessed that this ad was a good idea on this page as it is.  Let alone the conflict that occurs with the featured quote author.

I’m just saying.

I found this ad today while doing a little research about Microsoft’s SharePoint Server

image

I very much like the juxtaposition of Mary Kay “Enriching Women’s Lives” and Grand Theft Auto

It’s pure magic.

I wouldn’t have guessed that this ad was a good idea on this page as it is.  Let alone the conflict that occurs with the featured quote author.

I’m just saying.

I found this ad today while doing a little research about Microsoft’s SharePoint Server

image

I very much like the juxtaposition of Mary Kay “Enriching Women’s Lives” and Grand Theft Auto

It’s pure magic.

I wouldn’t have guessed that this ad was a good idea on this page as it is.  Let alone the conflict that occurs with the featured quote author.

I’m just saying.

I managed to convince some of my co-workers to start using Live Mesh as a lightweight collaboration tool.  The experience has been interesting so far.  We’re all  working with one shared folder at the moment.  Since the features are pretty limited in the preview that’s about the best we can do.

One of the first things that really surprised me was how limited it is at understanding what’s going on with a document that is being “shared.”  For example we’re all working on one Excel document.  A real simple list of information.  If two or more of us have it open, sildenafil then who ever saves it last overwrites the version.  The history in the News section can be a little delayed at times while things sync so it’s not always obvious that someone else is editing the document. 

I was happy to see that the service did notice an issue and gave me a chance to save my version with a different name.  But it seemed to take a couple of minutes before I saw the notification in the right hand Mesh bar.  I’ll see if I can re-create it so I can get some screen caps.

I can’t wait until there is better application integration.  It would have been super nice to let me know that some else had it open still.  And better yet notified me in the app that it had changed.  Most of the office apps have a merge features built in.

I’d also like to see a way to share areas of a document.  For example, in Excel, it would be cool to define a Mesh enabled range of fields and allow for real time sharing of those fields.  So that when someone else updates them, I could except the change and see it in my working document.  Same could be true in Word.  Then it would be like SubEthaEdit only with all the features of Word.

I’d like to talk about the News feature of Mesh next, but I think I’m going to keep that as an entry of it’s own.  I have a lot to say about it.