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Gaming Videos
These have nothing to do with programming, they are just a small collection of videos I have made covering things such as Halo 2, Knights of the Old Republic, and a short tribute to most of my favorites from the Xbox/PS2/GameCube gaming generation.

Gaming Videos

Radio Pegram
This is something I created to get more extensive experience working with XML. In this example, I had to write a program in C# on my PC to load into a database the XML file that contains the details of my iTunes music library. This was not as simple as the RSS example, as there were properties within the XML that just did not want to cooperate with me reading it directly into a DataSet. I started by parsing the file node by node and, with a little patience, I was able to get all of the contents loaded. Later, I used the magic of XSL to transform the original XML into something a bit more usable. The online portion of this exercise, the page below, displays my present Top 40 (based on number of times played), my Most Recently Played (simply based on the last 40 songs to be played), or songs from a few selected playlists.

Radio Pegram

Halo 3 Stats
Here are my statistics for playing Halo 3 on Xbox Live. Originally, there was a portal for Halo 2 stats, which was one of the first things I ever did with standalone C# programming. The program would download and parse web pages off Bungie.net, the website of the game's developer. After stripping out all of the HTML, the data would be inserted into a database, which would in turn be uploaded to the web and redisplayed here on my site. With Halo 3, along with further understanding of .NET programming, the program evolved (essentially, it was completely rewritten) and a Halo 3 stats section was born. (If you peruse the website and see references to the Halo 2 stuff, forget about it, I took it down.)

Halo 3 Stats
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I'm Anthony Pegram. This site is a place where I can talk about things that interest me in music, video games, programming, and other parts of life. It's also a place where I test the latest and greatest in programming technology. Thanks for stopping by.