Chris Pietschmann

husband, father, hacker, entrepreneur, futurist, innovator, autodidact


Paint.NET - This thing is like MS-Paint on steroids

Paint.NET is a senior design project aided by a mentor at Microsoft.  It is a paint program designed entirely by students and written using Microsoft's .NET Framework.  The program makes it easier to create and edit photos. It maintains some of the best features of the original MS-Paint application and includes new, powerful tools. Such new tools include a history storage for undos and redos, and powerful multi-layering which is often seen only in high-quality, expensive photo-appl... [More]

XAML is like HTML for Windows Applications!

XAML is just plain awesome. XAML will allow you to configure the user interfaces of you applications using an XML based language. Just think of how easy it is to create a web interface with HTML, and that is how XAML will be for Windows applications. It's just too bad that it wont be supported by Windows until Longhorn ships. I can't wait to start using it. The following example demonstrates that all you need to do to write a "Hello World" application in XML is to initialize a window class and ... [More]

"Bye Bye Mr. CIO Guy" Song...

Now, this is just hilarious. “Bye, Bye Mr. CIO-Guy, Gonna outsource every resource ‘til the business runs dry.” You can find the full lyrics to this here:

Get Visual Basic .NET 2003 for FREE!!

Get Visual Basic .NET 2003 for FREE from the Visual Basic at the Movies website. All you have to do is watch 5 short videos on how to use VB.NET and fill out a short 6 question survey for each movie, then like magic you can get a copy of Visual Basic .NET 2003 Standard for FREE!! Shipping is also FREE.

Mono 1.0 Released!!

Mono version 1.0 was released today. Mono is an open source implementation of the Microsoft .NET Framework. In my opinion, this is the first real big milestone on the road to compile once and run anywhere in the world of .NET. The first version of Mono allows you to host ASP.NET applications on Linux, MacOS X and Windows. The Windows.Forms namespace is not fully implemented yet, so you wont be able to run Windows.Forms applications on Linux and MacOS X yet. The Windows.Forms namespace is slated ... [More]

Holy crap I have a blog!

Hello all you wierd and not so wierd people out there stuck in spiderman's web. I don't know why anyone would ever want to read my blog, but here we go anyway. If you're a stalker, I guess you'll like my blog since it'll give you a little insight into the inner workings of my so called brain. All my blogging will be put up here instead of on like I had initially planned. I am going to save for putting up development articles and other developer related help. Along with th... [More]