Since I’m pretty much stuck in the house due to the snow (and lack of a job), I’ve decided to learn something new. I’ve begun writing a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application. WPF has some insanely cool UI features, including declarative UI effects. My first project is a simple screensaver that pulls photos from Flickr and displays them as a slideshow with cool transition effects. Eventually, I’d like to create a dashboard type application that displays news, weather, email, etc. The dashboard will be more UI intensive, so I’m not quite ready for that. Creating WPF forms is very different than creating traditional Windows forms.