Archive forMay, 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 day and two on Sundays !!  But it doesn’t stop there.  Now they plan on […]

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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 to build important pieces of Longhorn on top of .Net”   Scoble does a good […]

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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 you have to go via the project properties to get at it.  It feels a […]

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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, or component testphase; `Beta Test’ was initial system test.   So how the hell do […]

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Who’s your favourite VB bloggers ?

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

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Baraka

  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 the visual images.. if you do, you’ll find it incredibly moving.   I thought it […]

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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 feed to include a date, a time and a link to enter the chat room, […]

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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 typical smart a*s post saying “well if you subscribe to Bill Vaughn’s blog you would […]

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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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