This is very cool.  If for some reason you haven’t heard of Photosynth yet, you have to check it out. There was a James Bond movie many years ago where in the movie they had a picture of a freighter of some sort that was linked to the evil doings of one of the 007…


A few Commercial Real Estate Terms

I mentioned in my earlier post that I have been learning about the Commercial Real Estate business due to my involvement in trying to get a Masonic Lodge built.  I am by no means an expert but here are a few terms I have learned in trying to get a grasp of the market in rentable…


Commercial Real Estate

I’m a member of a Masonic Lodge that meets in a lodge building in Edmonds, WA.  We don’t own the building, another lodge does and we rent their lodge to hold our meetings in their building twice a month. Our lodge has existed like that for more than 30 years. About 12 years ago we…


IE7 Ships!

Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP shipped tonight! Get the download and check out all the details at the IE developer center on MSDN ( In my birthday post yesterday, this was the cool thing that I was referring to that would happen on my birthday. Blow out candles and install IE7.  The perfect birthday….



One of my sons was born on Christmas.  There was an abruption (this isn’t good) and so it kind of put a damper on opening presents when instead we rushed Cindy to the hospital as fast as we could.  We named him Nole, since he was born on Christmas.  Get it?  It’s kinda a dislexic…


Sign-up for ASP.NET Connections in Las Vegas

Time is getting short for folks to sign-up for ASP.NET Connections from Nov. 6 – 9th in Las Vegas.  Microsoft is promising some exciting announcements at the show and you will be able to attend the sessions at the simultaneous Visual Studio, SQL Server, SharePoint, Office and Mobile Connections for free. Spots are filling up…


Ajax, Ajax, Ajax

Scott announced today the future of our Ajax product plans.  The stuff that has been code named “Atlas” in the previous CTPs is now solidifying into a real product with a real standard Microsoft name.  In particular the “Microsoft AJAX Library” (client side script library) and “ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX Extensions” (the stuff that makes it easy…


Is your web site ready for Internet Explorer 7?

Millions of people will be hitting web sites with a new browser in the next few months.  Internet Explorer 7 is on its way and if you haven’t already been testing for it, you might want to make sure your web site or your other aplication is ready. Fortunately Microsoft has created the Internet Explorer…


New Refresh of the Internet Explorer Developer Center on MSDN

The MSDN Internet Explorer Developer Center has finally come up to speed! As part of the Web Platform and Tools Marketing Team, one of the pieces of information we are trying to make sure people know about is all the great new features of IE 7: better security, better CSS standards support, the RSS support,…


Web Development

It has been awhile since I’ve done much Web development.  My technical focus for the last few years has been on Web services, which certainly qualifies as Web development, but is only a part of the mix. So I’ve been given the task of a) coming up to speed on the information we have already…