.NET Programmer Thoughts

Friday, October 22, 2004

Visual Studio 2005 Workshop in Houston

There will be a Whidbey workshop at the Houston Microsoft Office starting on 10/27/2004. On the 27th, the workshop will be "Lap Around Smart Client with Visual Studio 2005". I'm told that Jay Skelly and Stephen Fulcher will be doing the presentation. On the 28th, the workshop will be "ASP.NET 2.0 Unveiled". I'm not sure who will be presenting on that day.

I will be attending the workshop on the 27th. I won't be able to attend the other one because I will be at Sharepoint training.

I'm unsure if you have to register for the event. I've emailed David Waddleton to find out but he hasn't responded.

Update: You do have to register for the event.

10-27 Lap around Smart Client with Visual Studio 2005 302114
10-28 ASP.NET 2.0 Unveiled 302115

Studying for another exam....

Well I've been studying for another exam. Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment (70-290). I need a server exam to get my MCDBA.

I'm sure you're wondering why I'm getting this certification now when I will just have to upgrade it next year. To be honest, I'm bored.

I'm still doing nothing at McDermott. We have now been turned into a help desk. We wait for an email or a phone to ring. I did spend two days for two weeks in New Orleans determining how the Technical Services folks were doing on implementing the Sarbanes-Oxley objectives. But I'm back at the desk now.

I've purchased Exam Cram 2 Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment to help me study. The content is excellent and to the point. I was very disappointed in the PrepLogic practice exam CD though. Apparently I have to go online and purchase the full version of the practice test.

Hopefully I will be able to take the next next week. I was hoping to install a Windows 2003 server on my desktop at home this weekend but it's looking like I won't have time for that.

Monday, October 04, 2004


I'm done with The Dark Tower....850 pages! This book could easily have been 3 books. And as for the ending...it was very weak. I REAL let down. After reading all those books and for THAT to happen.

You HAVE to read it if you've invested the time to read the others. Jeez, it's the last book. You HAVE to.

King loves Susannah because she's got a lot of focus in this book like the last one. Personally, she was my least favorite character. And what she does in the end of this one just proves me to there is no reason to like her. She's a whiner, complainer, and all about herself.

I'm glad it's over. I'm tired.