That’s right be-atch-es. Charles Petzold might not be registered in IMDB but guess who is. Rob Windsor* is on the rocket ship to international stardom – as long as Rob Windsor* is not typecast as the “Sad Man”. Someone please get Rob Windsor’s* agent on the phone. * The Rob Windsor mentioned above is not necessarily the same Rob Windsor who authored this… Continue reading Guess Who’s a Star!!!
Who knew that Jean-Luc had the biggest arms in software development?!? http://graysmatter.codivation.com/JeanLucDavidAndJamesKovacsTheMEGAPOWERSCOLLIDEEDMUGInJuly.aspx P.S. I have no comment on the second picture in the post but I can say that it will haunt my dreams for years to come.
Last night and today I installed Windows Vista Beta 2 on two laptops. A Dell Lattitude C600 (PIII-667 MHz with 512 Mb RAM) and a Dell Inspiron 5100 (P4-2.40 GHz with 1 Gb RAM) and besides one small issue with a PC Wireless card everything went very smoothly. The install on the 5100 went very… Continue reading Installing Windows Vista Beta 2 – Good Experience
Good job dude! Putting out a guide to attending TechEd days after the conference is over. Yes, this was poor planning on my part but there will be other TechEds and PDCs and hopefully this will help people attending those conferences. 1. Arrive EarlyThe conference centers where TechEd and PDC are held are huge. It… Continue reading A Guide to Attending TechEd or PDC
Day 5Like most days, this one started mid (ok, late) morning. Lunch was consumed with a discussion about a “goose” being in the “oven”. I still have no idea of what that was all about and, in the end, I’m not sure I want to know. The afternoon was filled with sessions. One that I… Continue reading TechEd Days 5 and 6
Day 2I forgot one notable event on Day 2. That was the live recording of .NET Rocks! which was held over lunch. Carl and Richard interviewed Gert Drapers and Cameron Skinner on the newly announced Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals (formerly known as “Data Dude”). I don’t work in this area but from the… Continue reading TechEd Days 3 and 4
Questions, questions, questions. I know the new technology I’m seeing here at TechEd is going to lead to a bunch of questions in the form of: Should I use X or Y? We have some leagcy questions: Should I use VB or C#? Should I use Business Objects or DataSets? Should I build Windows apps or Web sites? With the… Continue reading VB or C#? ASMX or WCF? WinForms or WPF? Ruby or Iron Python??????
Day 1My trek to TechEd started early, I left for the airport at 4:00am on Sunday for my flight to Boston. Fellow ObjectSharpees Barry and Dave were also on the flight, I guess they don’t value sleep either. The good news was that I had plenty of time to get to my hotel, check my bags, and head… Continue reading TechEd Days 1 and 2
There’s a good discussion on Brad Abrams blog. http://blogs.msdn.com/brada/archive/2006/06/11/627128.aspx
Jason Zander (General Manager, .NET Framework) answers some questions about the decision to rename the WinFx to the .NET Framework 3.0. http://blogs.msdn.com/jasonz/archive/2006/06/09/624629.aspx