Jan 22

Word Dice 2.0 (aka the Scrabbinator) has arrived

It was only yesterday that I was rounding the corners and preparing the champagne for the re-release of the Word Dice. Well a few hours ago Version 2.0 of the Word Dice went live for you to use. Use the Scrabbinator wisely. Dicement day has arrived! Here’s whats new: Continue reading

Jan 20

The Scrabbinator 2 is almost here!

A few weeks ago, I released version 1 of my Scrabble Scrabbinator aka the WordDice. When I originally released it, I despised the how the content was laid out and how so much screen space was being wasted by content that is rarely used. My interest in HCI definitely fueled my guilt.

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Jan 01

The Scrabble Scrabbinator


I recently decided to pull out one of my old university assignments and make it into a website so everyone can use it. A few days later… the Word Dice was born! The idea behind it is to search a very large scrabble dictionary for words that match a particular pattern. So, why not challenge a friend in Words with Friends while using Word Dice.

Currently I despise the layout of the website so i might be updating it something… more meaningful. For people that are interested in how the monkeys find the matching words, I’ll be releasing the server-side source code in a few days.

Oct 29

TextBox hidden under keyboard in Windows Phone

I recently came across a ‘bug’ in the Windows Phone SDK that makes it difficult to scroll down to the ‘next’ element in a form because the keyboard is covering 90% of the text box. Here is a screenshot of what I’m talking about:

I tried finding help on the AppHub Community Forum however the suggestions didn’t fix my problem and weren’t very future proof if i decide to add Text Boxes. Due to my background in flex and my noob silverlight skills, it did help me think of my own implementation as to how i could go about doing this. Here’s how I did it… Continue reading

Oct 28

Quick and easy way to find yourself.

Recently I was somewhat shocked to see that there wasn’t a site similar to http://www.whatismyip.com/ for finding GPS coordinates. So i set out to create it. 6 hours later, you have http://www.whatizmygps.com/. All you need is a web browser that supports HTML5 geolocations… Check it out.. Its not perfect, but it works.

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