I feel like I'm breaking some blog rule by covering two different topics in the same post, but both topics are so short that neither of them warrants a full post of their own.
First, Adobe joins the corporate blogging world and encourages its employees to post. There aren't many posts yet, but I'm already a subscriber. I was particularly interested in the post by Mark Niemann-Ross about the August Plug-In Guide for Illustrator. I didn't see my Illustrator to XAML Export Plug-In listed, but perhaps it'll be in the next edition.
Second, due to the positive responses and e-mails related to the Show Off at PDC 2005 post, I'm happy to confirm that we are proceeding with our plans. The event is currently scheduled from 9:00pm - 11:00pm on Thursday, September 15th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. We're in the process of working out the video submission details, but in the meantime, start thinking about what you can "Show Off" to the rest of the developer community. I'll post more details when we know them.