Just call me Big Kev

Cross-posted from the Particls blog.

I’m excited. System Tray Alert UI behaviors are well on their way and we have completed the alert buffer subsystem (and watched it work). I feel refreshed, tired, but refreshed. I found myself marching forward with new passion and determination.

Next: the audacious task of developing the custom event triggers.

The Bane of my Existence

Cross-posted from the Particls blog.

Interactive Scrolling Marque’s are going to be the death of me. Already i have started to dream about them. Apparently, the windows GDI device doesnt like Interactive Scrolling Marque’s . Under VB.Net when a label is given a transparent background, and then moved, it apprently takes 40-50% of my CPU grunt (constantly) and the animation is far too slow anyway. Bah! I shall have to experiment and see if i can fake the transparency with duplicate background images.

Overall the interface demos are comming along quite well. Once i nail this problem, the real fun will begin.

Hi Everybody…..

Cross-posted from the Particls blog.

This is my first (of many) official posts regarding, what we are so modestly describing as the “universal gadget”. I thought that of a way of commemorating such a momentous occasion, I would upload a screenshot of our first UI brainstorm sessions.

I am extremely excited about this project. Somehow there is something idealistic about it. It’s something that’s a piece of something far bigger (the web 2.0 evolution) and it has awoken something in me which has been dormant for a long time – I’m not sure what that is yet, but it’s like being on the edge of a large cliff face,and yet being completely unafraid of what the future holds.

To me, this is more then technology. I want Touchstone to become an experiment in sociology. I want us all to use technology to become more than what we are.

I want it to become a piece of all of us.