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Prabhu Kumar a tech twaddler.. May 2010 Entries
##### What motivates us? RSA Animate - Drive
Here's a brilliant video adapted from Dan Pink's talk about 'What Motivates Us?', you should watch this. Also checkout some other RSA Animate videos here ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 26, 2010 10:32 PM

##### Applications: The Mathematics of Movement, Part 1
Before you continue reading this post, a suggestion; if you haven’t read “Programming Windows Phone 7 Series” by Charles Petzold, go read it. Now. If you find 150+ pages a little too long, at least go through Chapter 5, Principles of Movement, especially the section “A Brief Review of Vectors”. This post is largely inspired from this chapter. At this point I assume you know what vectors are, how they are represented using the pair (x, y), what a unit vector is, and given a vector how you would normalize ......

Posted On Sunday, May 23, 2010 11:30 AM

##### Applications: Some more marble fun!
Well, yesterday night I was watching a tutorial on XNA when I came across this neat little trick. It was a simple XNA application with a Windows Phone logo in it and whenever the user clicked on the device the logo would move towards the click point, and I couldn't resist experimenting with the marble (; The code is written in C# using CF3.5. Here is a video of the demo, You probably noticed the motion of the marble towards the click point (destination). The marble starts off with a high velocity ......

Posted On Thursday, May 6, 2010 6:24 AM

##### How Microsoft Lost the API War - by Joel Spolsky
Came across another gem of an article by Joel Spolsky. It's a pretty old article written in June of 2004, has lot of tidbits and I really enjoyed reading it, so much in fact that I read it twice! So hit the link below and give it a read if you haven't already, How Microsoft Lost the API War - Joel Spolsky excerpt, "I first heard about this from one of the developers of the hit game SimCity, who told me that there was a critical bug in his application: it used memory right after freeing it, a major ......

Posted On Thursday, May 6, 2010 4:06 AM

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