Matthias Shapiro

developer/integrator with IdentityMine, infovis enthusiast

  • This week, I’m in Hanoi Vietnam, helping with the WOWZAPP 2012 Windows hackathon. As part of my participation in WOWZAPP, I gave a presentation this morning entitled: Windows Phone 8 – More Than An App in which I spoke on …

  • OK, Cory Doctorow, let’s see if this works. I’ve written a chapter on storytelling and information visualization for O’Reilly media to publish in the book Beautiful Visualization. And you can read it for free. I’m making my chapter of …

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Circle Packing Algorithm in Processing

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This is based on this Processing sketch on circle packing, but since I had to update it to get it to work, I figured I'd

Getting Started With Windows Phone 8.1

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If you want to get started with Windows Phone 8.1, there are 2 big options: "I’m completely new to Windows Phone

How to use Windows 8 font icons in XAML

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As of July, 2104, this works for Windows 8 (and greater) and Windows Phone 8 (and greater). All the icons are listed

Using Vectors in an App Bar (Windows 8 + Windows Phone 8.1)

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I’m going to do this backwards. I'll start assuming you already have your vector icon in XAML. Then, how to import your

Windows 8 GridView Cross-Swipe and Tap (multi-selection + single selection)

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This is for getting a GridView to use the same drag-down = select,  tap = action interaction model that we see on the

Solving a Rubik’s Cube

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Of all the silly tricks I know, none is more engaging than solving a Rubik's. The reason for this is because the Rubik's

Beautiful Visualizations Data from Cars.Gov

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Some time ago I wrote an overview of data visualization styles along with a visualization tutorial for the book "Beautiful

Why The Ending To Dexter Was Awful

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(There are spoilers to pretty much the entire run of Dexter here.) I am a huge Dexter fan and I was pretty upset about


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Inside Windows Phone: Nokia Imaging SDK

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I co-hosted this weeks Inside Windows Phone, talking about the Nokia Imaging SDK (which is pretty awesome). I would consider