Popfly – Building Mash-ups, Blocks, Pages in a Fun Community

I’ve been following Popfly for a long time.  It’s come a long way (and 2 code names) to where it is today and it’s good stuff!  They have a cool editor in Silverlight for connecting blocks to create mash-ups, a web page editor, social networking to share your creations.  If you’re into the nitty gritty you can even go in and edit all the Javascript yourself.  Check out the intro video on Channel 9.

Silverlight (WAS: WPF/E) is Official

The official name as well as site is now out for Silverlight, which used to be called WPF/E.  Lookin' good!


Best Comment on Slashdot EVER!

I'm a Slashdot browser.  I've never commented on anything thing and never will.  Slashdot is 90% crap (mostly because of the comments left there).  That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.  That said, it's good to watch what goes on there, because every once and a while there is a gem of great insight.

This isn't the kind of gem I'm referring to, but it is still a gem and TOO GOOD and TOO TRUE to pass up.  My buddy Tobin pointed me to this one…


I'm not a big fan of bashing people…unless they deserve it.  🙂

XNA Game Studio 1.0 Released

I've been playing around with XNA a little bit in my free time.  It's pretty darn easy to build a simple game with.  You can debug it from your Windows machine while running on your Xbox 360, all good stuff!


Be sure to check out the XNA content on Channel 9 too.

P.S. Don't mind the typo on Learn XNA.  "not" should be "now".  😉

Video Marketplace Launches on Xbox 360

Major Nelson talks about it here: http://www.majornelson.com/archive/2006/11/22/video-marketplace-now-live.aspx

I turned on my 360 today to find all kinds of cool new ways for me to spend some points.  😉  It's pretty fabulous.  They've got shows for bunches of major networks, movies (old & new), etc.

I'm downloading THX 1138 (still haven't seen it and I feel ashamed as a George Lucas fan).  I love that they have entire seasons of shows.  What I'm disappointed in though is the fact that the only TV shows they have in HD are all the CBS shows.  So if you wanted to watch the latest Studio 60 episode in HD you're out of luck.  Hopefully this will change in the future.  Overall I'm loving this though!  I'm going to need a bigger hard drive soon.  😉