Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I was Interviewed

Not sure if I posted my interview done by Rustici:


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Good article on Mulit-Thread Applications in C#

I was very pleased to find this. Been using it as a reference:


Make a 5 Second Video from Image using FFMPEG

Been playing with FFMpeg and Mencoder to create videos from a list of Images and an audio file.
Here is the command I used:

ffmpeg -loop_input -vframes 50 -f image2 -i foo-1.png -r 10  foo1.avi
ffmpeg -loop_input -vframes 50 -f image2 -i foo-2.png -r 10  foo2.avi
ffmpeg -loop_input -vframes 25 -f image2 -i foo-3.png -r 10  foo3.avi
ffmpeg -loop_input -vframes 25 -f image2 -i foo-4.png -r 10  foo4.avi
mencoder -audiofile foo.wav  -oac copy -ovc copy -o output.avi foo1.avi foo2.avi foo3.avi foo4.avi

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Making the leap to QueryOver

So, if you are using the ActiveRecord/NHibernate stack I highly recommend switching to query over. The syntax is cleaner and it's type-safe.

Here is an example of a criterion based query:

Here is an example of the same query in QueryOver:

Unlike the Linq language for Nhibernate QueryOver is just a translation layer for Criterion.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Silverlight: Getting your Listbox Items to stretch

I was having some trouble getting my ListBox items to stretch across the entire ListBox. I did not want to get into the game of dropping into code to fix layout issues. Here is what I had to do.

This first attempt did not work:

I had assumed that the HorizontalContentAlignment attribute would do the trick. For most controls it does. I was wrong. Here is what I finally had to do:

Notice the addition of the container style. As far as I can tell this is a bug. I found the original answer here.