Petzold strikes again!

(Or, rather, struck again last summer.)  I just found Jeff’s post about receiving a book from Petzold complete with witty comments.  I was also a lucky recipient of an autographed book, so I thought I’d share what Petzold had to say to me: Funny stuff!  (He’s referring to this discussion, in case you missed it.)  I…

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Thoughts from the author of cards.dll

I got an email the other day that I thought I’d share (with permission from the author and with names removed).  This is in reference to my post last year: Hey – Don’t make fun of cards.dll! I wrote it! Back in the mid 80s (I think – it’s been a while) a bunch of…

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This one's for John...

John said I need to update my blog.  Since he’s currently my manager, I guess I should listen to him.  Things are a *bit* busy with my day job, my night job, and my late night job, so I think I’ll consider this update complete.  Mission accomplished!

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.NET and COM: Available once again in non-electronic form

As I mentioned in my earlier post, my .NET and COM book is now being printed on-demand and can be purchased only at the following location (and perhaps only for a limited time?):http://www.samspublishing.com/title/067232170X Enjoy!

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My encounter with another Adam Nathan

I felt a bit like Dave Gorman when I recently got an e-mail out of the blue from another Adam Nathan.  He said, “there’s lots of us out there (Adam Nathans) that is, but you are the one who shows up when I google my name, and I’m the other one who shows up when you…

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This just in: .NET and COM is coming back in print!

A few months ago I mentioned that my .NET and COM book went out of print.  Well, after getting regular streams of e-mail from people who still wanted to get a copy (which I forwarded on to the publisher), I can now happily say that they are planning to print more! I believe it’s going…

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WPF Book Update (and SD West 2006)

Long time no blog, but I’ve got a good excuse.  Since my last post, I’ve become a father!  This event, of course, made me seriously doubt (even more than usual) the wisdom of writing another book. Here’s a quote from my wife: “You wrote a book during our first year of marriage.  You’re writing a…

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Windows Vista: More little things in the December CTP

In August I mentioned some of the little improvements in Windows Vista Beta 1 that made using my computer more enjoyable.  Now that I’ve installed the December CTP (released yesterday), here are some screenshots of a few new things that instantly jump out at me: Finally!  A decent calendar and clock when you click the…

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The passing of one book and the birth of another

It’s official… I got a letter informing me that .NET and COM, almost four years after its release, is out of print.  Of course, it still lives on in PDF form.  Like Luke, I’ve sometimes been baffled by the apparent lack of supply.  I’ve been told many times about someone that wanted to get a copy of…

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That mysterious "proprietary" blackout in the PDC keynote webcast...

…was a parody video with Napoleon Dynamite and Bill Gates.  It’s too bad it couldn’t be broadcast, because it was very funny!  But Joshua Trupin has a blurry photo of it on his blog.  Maybe there are more out there… Other highlights from Bill’s part of the keyone: http://microsoftgadgets.com/: Find out more about developing gadgets…

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