Interesting Tech sites and Led Zeppelin’s Moby Dick

I have had a hectic couple of weeks trying to catch up after my surgery. Thanks for you patience with my infrequent posts during that time. But, I am back on my feet, and the posts will start to flow anew. I have appreciated the comments and direct emails with well-wishing from strangers and friends.

So, I am working on a couple of add-ins for Outlook. One is an add-in that let's you take into account the locale of attendees you add to a new appointment. I will be writing that soon. I am also working on another Outlook/WordML/XMLSpreadsheet solution. That one is for MSDN Magazine next year. These are my little side interests. In my real job, I have been buttoning up things for the big release of VSTO 2005. In addition to the material we put on MSDN for Tech Ed Orlando in June, we will have two new technical articles with samples coming out in the next few weeks. I have also been working on some brainstorming about the direction of the software for which I am the PM. You'll know all about it.....someday. 🙂

Here are a couple of tech sites I stumbled on recently. This first one,, has some pretty interesting things such as some sample MAPI utililties and some zip/unzip sample code. It's all C++ so it's not for everyone.

Also, there is This site is all over the map, but some of the reg commands were useful. It's kind of like a gadget shop. You never know what you might find there.

 Rock Thought for the Day: I was lisenting to Led Zep's unforgettable song: Moby Dick. It's an instantly recognizable riff. Thank heaven for Jimmy Page. The drum solo is one where Bonzo famously uses his bare hands. If you have wondered if Led Zeppelin were genius musicians, you either A) Have never listened to their songs carefully or B) Are biased against the self-made skill that they used to do the sometimes musically impossible. They aren't alone.

Rock On

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