Connecting your Mindstorm to a XBOX360 Controller

  I found this article on the MSDN site that describes how to connect your Mindstorm to an XBOX controller. How cool! http://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/articles/Microsoft-Robotics-Studio-and-Lego-Mindstorms-NXT Two major things stuck out to me after reading this blog: 1. Apparently there is some issue with using a 64 bit system and using the XInputGamepad service. I’m running a 64 bit O/S,…

Outlook tip: Turn off Email Contact Pictures

Many people find the photos in the window border to be a little distracting. It is easy to turn them off by adding a registry key.  Follow these simple steps: 1) Save the text below between the lines into a text file and rename the file “dontShowContactPicture.reg”. —— Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\Options\Mail] "ShowContactPicture"=dword:00000000…

Communicating Requirements

Assuming that the analyst has the basic abilities required to gather the necessary requirements for the system being created or modified, what can be done to insure that users actually understand what will be delivered?  This is the question of the age! Let’s cut to the chase and say this about communicating requirements:  If you…

Hyper-V: Survival Guide

Someone had some questions about Hyper-V today and this link was given.  WOW. Talk about the mother load of information! Hyper-V: Survival Guide This is a list of Hyper-V resources you can add too, and feel free to rearrange. Just click the "Edit" button above the article. For organization ideas, and other important links, see:…

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 has reached the end of its service pack support date

Read the original post here. Hi All, I just wanted to send a quick reminder that System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 has reached the end of its service pack support date: http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?sort=PN&qid=null&alpha=System+Center+Configuration+Manager+2007&Filter=FilterNO Note that per the Lifecycle Policy: The Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy requires that the product’s supported service pack be installed…