New certification, I am now officially good at programming

New certification, I am now officially good at programming…

Congrats to me, I just completed the 70-451 exam, granting me the fancy sounding title of Technology Specialist Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 – Application Development. I’ll break open a bottle of Perrier to celebrate.

Now I just need the 70-542 to have the complete Sharepoint set. I have already gotten 70-630 and 70-631. Before that I plan to take the whole MCPD-thingy for Enterprise-thingy. Haven’t been working too much with MOSS lately so I will need a refresher before I take 542. What better way to take a break than doing MCPD Enterprise in a week :-)

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WhiteBoard open-source application released

WhiteBoard open-source application released…

Yeah, so, I develop some open-source software. At least I publish it using the Microsoft license-thingy…

Heres the deal. A friend found, and experimented with, Johnny Lee’s very nice Wiimote hack that allows you to use an IR pen to interact with a projected image of your PC. Google it if you haven’t seen it, it is really, really cool, and of course, very geeky.

Now, wouldn’t it be great to be able to actually write on that screen? Illustrate stuff? Well, some years ago I wrote a benign virus for a customer who needed to wake up on how bad antivirus software actually is. The virus basically took over the screen and made an annoying ‘boing’ sound whenever you clicked on the screen. You could not see the virus application overlay since it had an opacity of 1%.

Taking this a step further, I wrote a new application last night that uses the overlay feature of the virus (really simple in .net) and some simple drawing features to make a whiteboard application. You can use five different colors (four colors plus white for erase), different sizes and change the opacity from opaque to transparent in steps of 10%.

It is published on CodePlex, at

Feel free to use as you see fit, of course as long as you follow the evil license of Microsoft. Muhaha.

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