Denver Blizzard 2006 – My journey back home! Part 3 of 3

I am home YEY!!! So for those of you wonder how the journey continued and finally ended… I flew from Portland, Oregon to Salt Lake City, UT last night and spent the night in UT. This morning I made the long 600 mile drive to Denver. I stayed on the major roads coming in from…

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Crazy Ideas! Post your million dollar idea – or not!

There is nothing like being stuck in airports and going for long drives to make me think out of the box… So here I am stuck in the car for 2.5 hours and I am thinking, wouldn’t it be great to have software on my phone that would: Ø  Show me TV and news about…

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WPF/E updates!

For those of you trailing the WPF/E story, I’ve been really silent on it for a while, as we were trying to figure out what the scoop was. You can find more on the following sites, complements of my counterpart from AZ!   http://www.thewpfblog.com –site from a designer with Frog Design doing some interesting demos…

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Denver Blizzard 2006 – My journey back home! Part 1 & 2 of 3

So after the latest events in my life, I thought I would take a personal approach and introduce you to some days of my life as I live them. Working at Microsoft after all is a part of who I am, and there is more to me than just the .NET 3.0 stuff and the…

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.NET 3.0 is ALIVE!

.Net Framework 3.0 shipped today 🙂 share the links!   You can find the following items at:   .NET 3.0 runtime -> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=10CC340B-F857-4A14-83F5-25634C3BF043&displaylang=en    SDK-> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=40&p=3&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=10CC340B-F857-4A14-83F5-25634C3BF043&u=http%3a%2f%2fgo.microsoft.com%2ffwlink%2f%3fLinkId%3d74726   Visual Studio Extensions for Workflow (WF) -> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=40&p=4&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=10CC340B-F857-4A14-83F5-25634C3BF043&u=http%3a%2f%2fgo.microsoft.com%2ffwlink%2f%3fLinkId%3d74727   Visual Studio Extensions for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Community Technology Preview (CTP) -> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=40&p=2&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=10CC340B-F857-4A14-83F5-25634C3BF043&u=http%3a%2f%2fgo.microsoft.com%2ffwlink%2f%3fLinkId%3d74725    

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Beyond the Hype, What is Web 2.0? at WITI Conf 2006 – Santa Clara, CA

Currently attending WITI Conf being held in Santa Clara, CA Oct 29-31st. I was a panelist on the “Web 2.0; Beyond The Hype, What Is It?” The Web 2.0 topic pops up all the time and mostly what people ask is, “Is it a tool?” How secure is it? Why do we care so much…

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Day 2: Ruby Conf 2006 – Vista Presentation

So for all those who think Vista is a Microsoft product and the open source especially Ruby people might not like it, I have news for you….. Today during “reject conf” which is the session held at 9pm where all the people who submitted topics that were not accepted to the conference speak at, I…

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Microsoft does Ruby too! Ruby.Net

Gardens Point Ruby.NET Compiler   http://plas.fit.qut.edu.au/Ruby.NET     Announcing Ruby.NET Preliminary Beta Release!   We are pleased to announce the preliminary Beta release of the Gardens Point Ruby.NET compiler.  This is not just a Ruby/.NET bridge, nor a Ruby Interpreter implemented on .NET, but a true .NET compiler.  The compiler can be used to statically…

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Day 1: Ruby Conf 2006 Denver – Life after mkmf?

Kevin Clark did a sumber project with Google during which he was tasked with writing the next generation of mkmf. Why do you ask? Well Kevin says: b/c mkmf is like being married and the honeymoon is over! It’s gotten the job done so far but it’s like being married to 70’s introverted geeks. Sometimes…

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Day 1: Ruby Conf 2006 Denver, CO – Dynamic Graphics with Ruby

There is some cool stuff going on with this scripting lingo Ruby. There are a few sites that use the Dynamic Graphic some of which are: http://www.urbandrinks.com/ out of Portland and https://www.billmonk.com/   The basic components of what makes the Dynamic Graphics a success with Ruby are the   3 key pieces Edward Tuffty says is…

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