SiteSpider: New Version

Hard to believe, but it has been over 3 years since I spit out SiteSpider.  Not that it's any earth-shattering tool, but really surprises me how fast time flies.   The other day I was talking with a buddy about a couple of topics:  control invokes to update controls on a form's main thread, and creating worker threads.  The threading issue is top of mind for me right now in part because our debugging tips and tricks session at the MSDN event talks about debugging multithreaded appli... [More]

Gaming Console Round-up III

In my last few posts on the subject, I took a look at the XBOX 360 and the PS3.   This post will focus on the Nintendo Wii.I've been playing computer games since I was a wee lad.  Since the days of Zork and Baseball on the TRS-80, game development has focused primarily on graphics, audio, and gameplay ... and often in that order.  It's mind boggling to me that you can play a game like hockey or football that looks, to the casual observer, like the real deal.Not surprisingly, then, consol... [More]

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