Monthly Archives: May 2005

Save the whales !

No, seriously !!  In case you haven’t been paying attention, the Japanese company Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha with support from the Japanese government is planning on killing over 440 minke whales this year for “scientific research”.  That’s more than one a … Continue reading

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foolish to build important pieces of Longhorn on top of .Net

  Ouch !    Mary Jo Foley writes in  “The ‘Dirty Little Secret’ About Longhorn ”  that   “But given how late (.Net Framework 2.0) is, and how new it would be (Microsoft Chairman) Bill Gates realized it would be foolish … Continue reading

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Microsoft Studs

something said today triggered an odd memory in Mitch, so he tracked this film clip down… Microsoft Studs.  It’s a mid 90’s classic.

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Revealing Application Events

  One of the really cool new features of VB.NEt 2005 is it’s Application Framework which allows you to easily wire up to major Application Events.  One problem i found with it though is that code is often hidden, and … Continue reading

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Beta 1 RC ??? WTF ??

  Avalon and Indigo Beta 1 RC is now available, but WTF is Beta 1 RC ??  I thought RC meant Release Candidate.  Beta comes from the greek, second letter of the alphabet :  `Alpha Test’ was the unit, module, … Continue reading

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Who’s your favourite VB bloggers ?

  So who’s VB blogs are your favourite blogs ??

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  Last night I stumbled onto this movie.. Baraka.  It’s an oldie, made in 1992, but didn’t seem dated at all.  It’s the kind of thing you really need to put time aside for, and let yourself be absorbed into … Continue reading

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stupid RSS feeds from Microsoft.

A couple of months ago I subscribed to the Developer Chats feed from Microsoft.   It’s got to be one of the most stupid, badly designed, not thought out feed ever.  Here we are talking about scheduling chats, so you’d expect the … Continue reading

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calling Andrew Coates

So I was reading Andrew Coates blog entry about the keyboard hanging in VS.NET 2005 Beta 2 and I went to reply to it so as to point him to Bill Vaughn’s blog entry on the subject…. you know the … Continue reading

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TechEd 2005 WebCasts !!

  Seriously cool !!    *Some* of the TechEd 2005 sessions will be live webcasts.   (via Susan Bradley’s blog)

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