Study Score Archive Updated for 2010

Tonight I released the Study Score Archive for 2010. Download it here. Unfortunately, as I noted in the previous post, the Herald Sun did not publish school names along side student names online this year. For this reason, the 2010 release is much narrower in scope than those of previous years. Update: school data now… Continue reading Study Score Archive Updated for 2010

2010 Study Score Archive: Update Status

Early this morning the Herald Sun published its annual Top Scorers section online. Unlike in previous years where the website simply served a set of static pages corresponding to VCE subjects, this year’s website features an interactive search tool exclusively. It is possible to search by surname and by study name. In general, the new… Continue reading 2010 Study Score Archive: Update Status

Scaled Study Score Interpolation in the Study Score Archive

As I previously mentioned, this year’s release of the Study Score Archive will feature estimated scaled scores alongside raw scores. Helpfully, VTAC provides scaling data in the annual Scaling Report, but correspondences between raw scores and scaled scores for each subject are provided only for scores that are greater than 20 and are multiples of… Continue reading Scaled Study Score Interpolation in the Study Score Archive

Windows 7-style Notification Area Applications in WPF: Part 4 (Multiple Monitors)

View source on GitHub. At the end of Part 3 in this series, I noted that the window positioning logic depends on accurately getting the bounds of the monitor where the notify icon is located. Specifically, we require the bounds of the working area (the space on the monitor excluding the taskbar and other docked… Continue reading Windows 7-style Notification Area Applications in WPF: Part 4 (Multiple Monitors)

Windows 7-style Notification Area Applications in WPF: Part 3 (Taskbar Position)

View source on GitHub. In the previous post in this series, I showed how to find the location of a notify icon by implementing the new Windows 7 Shell32.dll function Shell_NotifyIconGetRect in managed code for use with the System.Windows.Forms.NotifyIcon class. In this post, I will look at how to accurately position a window above (or… Continue reading Windows 7-style Notification Area Applications in WPF: Part 3 (Taskbar Position)

Windows 7-style Notification Area Applications in WPF: Part 2 (Notify Icon Position)

View source on GitHub. You may have noticed that the notification area applications in Windows 7 (Volume/Power/Network/Action Centre) appear centred above their icon. I wanted Keiki to do the same; the current version is hardcoded to sit in the bottom right of the screen, which causes a few problems: The taskbar position is not taken… Continue reading Windows 7-style Notification Area Applications in WPF: Part 2 (Notify Icon Position)

VCE Study Score Archive: Improvements for 2010

The number of years since I finished VCE continues to increase, but I still plan to publish my Study Score Archive once results are released in the near future. There will be one major additional feature this year: scaling of scores. Newspapers only publish raw scores, which can be misleading: a raw score of 40… Continue reading VCE Study Score Archive: Improvements for 2010

Windows 7-style Notification Area Applications in WPF: Part 1 (Removing Resize)

View source on GitHub. Keiki, my OptusNet Usage Meter, is designed to sit in the notification area (or system tray, if you prefer) and behave similarly to the default system ‘applets’ (Volume/Network/Action Centre/Power). That is, the application becomes visible with a single left click on the notify (tray) icon, and is hidden again when focus… Continue reading Windows 7-style Notification Area Applications in WPF: Part 1 (Removing Resize)