TechEdは火曜日に始まりましたが、授業があったので、私は水曜日に名古屋から行きました。初めに参加したセッション はVisual Basic 2005でした。Visual Basicを手伝って作ったので、発表会を見るのは楽しかったです。Visual C#セッションとVisual Basicセッションの出席者数は同じぐらいでした。Visual C#はもっと人気があると思ったから、びっくりしました。私はVBのほうが好きなので、ちょっと嬉しかったです。:) 木曜日、河端さんに招待してもらいましたから、INETAのComegaセッションに参加して話せました。何を言うか考えました。心配したけれども、大丈 夫でした。TechEdが終わったばかりです。たくさん優しい人に会いました。私は行けて嬉しいです。


People to thank, blogs as an emergent social network

Meeting people and building social networks is what makes conferences like TechEd really valuable. Last week was no exception. I had the privilege of meeting and talking with quite a few nice people. Thanks to everyone on this list:   [伊藤由起子] Yukiko Ito, ZEST Inc. [宇田豊和] Toyokazu Uda, Fuji Xerox [柿沼雄一郎] Yuichiro Kakinuma, ITMedia [河端善博]…


TechEd part 2: Comega and VB

Finished another day here at TechEd. Saw a presentation on Visual Studio Team System. Wow. No wonder the blogosphere is ablaze with Team System discussions. Where did they find the time to build all that stuff?   I was fortunate enough to be invited by INETA Japan to participate in a panel discussion on Cω, a “strongly typed, data…


TechEd Impressions

I’ve finished my last session for the day here at TechEd. Right now I’m staring out over Yokohama Bay where the expansive Yokohama Bay Bridge dominates the view.   I attended the VB 2005 session this afternoon to see what the audience was like and what kind of topics were discussed. The room, which sits…


Tech・Ed 2004 Yokohama

This week I will be attending TechEd 2004 Yokohama. The event runs from Tuesday, Sept. 7th, but I’ll be heading out on Wednesday in time to attend the VB and C# sessions. Not sure exactly what to expect since everything will be in Japanese (I still feel like an absolute beginner despite my efforts to…


Happy Blog Birthday!

One year ago today/yesterday I created my first post, since then averaging one per month. I feel like I need some sort of excuse for my snail-like pace. Maybe it was all those clandestine operations in Liechtenstein.



A week ago three classmates and I went to the Nagoya Sumo tournament and the experience was simply amazing. For those of you who think Sumo wrestling is a bunch of obese half-naked men pushing each other around, well… you’re right. But that’s about as useful a definition as “a lot of men on bikes”…


Tokyo Trip Report: the Java-in-Japan question

Had a great time in Tokyo last week. Used Freespot to find some places with free wireless access, among them Cafe la Voie and Mixing Cafe. Also went to a meeting of the Tokyo PC Users Group where I heard an enjoyable presentation on the application of the electromagnetic spectrum to weapons technology. Spent some…


An Abstract Specification for Visual Basic Late Binding

In an earlier post, I talk about the implementation details of late bound expressions. That discussion considers the interface between the VB compiler and Late Binder but lacks an overall discussion of late binding: what it is, and how it works. What I present here is an abstract specification for VB late binding.   To…



After three grueling months of Japanese language study, I’m ready for a break. Thankfully, summer vacation is coming! All next week I will relax in the quiet and peaceful expanse called Tokyo. But what to do? Cool cafés, restaurants, shops… any suggestions? I want to skip the major tourist attractions. Perhaps there is a .Net…