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Freestyle Coding Programming in the Real World Card Roulette
We have statistics (that don't prove anything.)
I had a few minutes of free time at the Windows Phone Garage. During that time, I created the Statistics object for Card Roulette. Of course, all it does is count the types of cards in a deck. With this I can create the statistics on a draw. It is a little bit of a brute force approach. However, it's also somethign that can be cleaned later if I need some inprovements. Filed under: something is better than nothing ......

Posted On Saturday, February 18, 2012 3:40 PM

Tweaks to Card Roulette
I made some tweaks to Card Roulette. I added some quick interface code so I could make sure the Decks and Cards were working as expected. This lead to the addition of the ability of to add a card to a deck. Otherwise, you can't put a card in a discard pile. I also added a ToString for a PlayingCard. I would pound through some more code, but I need to prepare for tomorrow. What's tomorrow, you ask? Well, remember yesterday when I mentioned the Windows Phone Garage in Birmingham, Alabama? That is tomorrow. ......

Posted On Friday, February 17, 2012 9:51 PM

I'm Baaaaaaaa-aaacccckkkkk
Well, hello there. I have returned after 5 months of radio silence. Those of you that follow me on Twitter or G+ know that my wife and I welcomed a new child in mid-December, which explains most of my disappearance. I wanted to return with some global blog news, speaking updates, etc. Thus, without further ado... Let us begin with Card Roulette. No, I have not forgotten about it. I haven't posted about it in awhile, but I have been playing with the requirements. If you have been following the actual ......

Posted On Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:38 AM

Card Roulette: Milestone 1
Before I begin with the Milestone 1 recap, I have a few things I need to announce. To begin with, we need to help some kids! Every year, I participate in Extra Life. It's a charity that raises money for hospitals that are members of the Children's Miracle Network. I'm looking for sponsors. You can visit my donation page at If you feel funny about not giving to your local CMN hospital, then ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 4, 2011 10:54 PM

Project Unveiling: Card Roulette
The time has come to begin the project. I am pleased to announce Card Roulette. All posts on the topic will include the tag "Card Roulette". The concept is fairly simple. One day, I was watching a biography of the man that invented the theory of card counting in Black Jack. While I was impressed with the math, I always felt that it was misleading. You're not really counting card, just keeping a few simple statistics. This nagged on me for a few weeks until I came up with the concept of playing Roulette ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 28, 2011 11:12 PM

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