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Reuters RSS Feeds Released!
Reuters has released a whole slew of new RSS feeds. These RSS feeds provide the latest and greatest of news and television. Check out the following site for more information. Included RSS feeds: NEWS Top News Business News US News International News Politics Entertainment Technology Science Sports Health Oddly Enough (funny) Life and Leisure Television World News Business Entertainment Life ......

Posted On Saturday, May 29, 2004 5:08 PM

TechEd 2004 - DEV491: .NET Framework – Writing Faster Managed Code
Jan Gray – Architect // Abhi Khune – Development Lead // Slow Software Stinks – Don’t Ship It! Symptoms – Locked-up UI, bad citizenship, poor scaling Causes Mistakes in architecture, reuse, interfaces, data representations, algorithms Not paying attention; low prioritization Where are we? Where should we be? Is premature optimization the root of all evil? How to optimize the right stuff, the right amount, at the right time? Put ......

Posted On Thursday, May 27, 2004 1:40 PM

Eric King posts some photos from the Sunday INETA UG Leader Conference
Eric King posts a photo of the INETA UG leader conference gang. Here is the small version (all sizes include S, M, XL): ......

Posted On Thursday, May 27, 2004 7:38 AM

Java Guru Posts Story About INETA

This is a great review of INETA from a Java Guru that came to our user group leader conference. It is an ABSOLUTE MUST READ my friends!!! It is from: N. Alex Rupp

Posted On Wednesday, May 26, 2004 4:21 PM

Some TechEd Photos: Me included
Good guy Scott Hanselman put some photos of one of the nights on his blog.

Posted On Wednesday, May 26, 2004 8:39 AM

TechEd 2004: Second Day Keynote
Started with a skit of two actors – one being IT and another representing development. They complained about each other and made some funny jokes about each other. Then Andy Lees was introduced. The crowd liked the skit. Andy Lees Corporate VP, Server and Tools Business States that 70% of the time IT is standing still Cause of this is complexity MSFT will reduce IT complexity Windows Server System components (SQL, Exchange, OS, etc.) all work together seamlessly … this reduces complexity ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 25, 2004 3:11 PM

TechEd 2004: Steve Ballmer Keynote
The pre-keynote videos and presentation was in a lot lower key than previous TechEds that I have attended. Steve Ballmer was introduced and got a light amount of applause. There weren’t the funny videos that we have seen in the past, which was a strange exclusion I thought. Some notes I took of Steve Ballmer’s speech: MSFT will spend 6.8 billion (USD) on R&D this year. Thoughts: Geez, that is a heck of a lot of money. In fact, he said that only Pfizer spends more on R&D than Microsoft. ......

Posted On Monday, May 24, 2004 10:48 AM

The Reuters Putt-Putt Car
I just got back from another trip to Europe for Reuters. I visited a number of customers in various countries. One country was Switzerland. Here our Reuters employees usually take the train into work and don't have a car when they are in downtown Zürich. Because of this, Reuters has purchased a number of cars for employees to use as they go visit customers. The car of choice? - the Smart car. This little car has two seats only and a space for a backpack in the back. It felt like I was riding ......

Posted On Thursday, May 20, 2004 6:51 AM

What you need to pack for TechEd 2004
TECHED 2004 SAN DIEGO IS SOON! BE PREPARED! This is the third TechEd that I have been to and I have found that you have to properly prepare for this event to make it the best event for you. If this is going to be your first time to TechEd - then listen up! WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING TO TECHED: A BIG suitcase. You will be getting a ton of giveaways from TechEd. There hasn't been one TechEd where I didn't come up with a minimum of five new books. You will also be getting free software, t-shirts, papers, ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 19, 2004 8:09 AM

We are not alone! ;)
Video creates UFO stir.

Posted On Thursday, May 13, 2004 1:56 AM

New Presentation from Microsoft for User Groups!!!!
In the continuing series of FREE presentations for user groups and others to use, Microsoft has released to INETA a presentation entitled: 'Microsoft Client Presentation Roadmap'. [ DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION HERE ] This presentation looks at: * Presentation history* Windows Forms 2.0* New Controls and Click Once* Avalon and Longhorn* XAML* and plenty more..... It also includes a demo to use in the presentation. Even if you are not presenting this to a group, it is a great learning tool. Take a look and ......

Posted On Friday, May 7, 2004 6:13 AM

Wrox's Professional C# 3rd Edition Coming Out at TechEd!
I understand that my book Professional C# 3rd Edition which I wrote with 5 other great guys is coming out when I am at TechEd! Outstanding. I guess that Jay Glynn and myself will be doing a book signing on Thursday in the Wiley/Wrox booth, so see you there! I am looking forward to this book coming out as it was a lot of work ......

Posted On Friday, May 7, 2004 3:41 AM

Traveling Europe at the moment
Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I have been so busy that I need to start sleeping less or something. Presently I am doing a two-week stint in Europe for Reuters which I get to do every couple of months or so. This trip includes Zürich, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Lisbon and London. That is a lot of taxi rides. I love getting to all the different Reuters offices around the world as we have a great staff and I have many friends in these different offices. One of my co-workers here in Frankfurt just ......

Posted On Friday, May 7, 2004 3:35 AM

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