August 2007 Entries

Live ASP.NET Chat

Just a reminder about the live ASP.NET "ask an expert" chat this Thursday, the 23rd of August at 7 PM CDT (5 PM PDT).  Come join the fun.  Here are the links. Main announcement - http://community.strongcoders.com/blogs/ryan/archive/2007/07/24/august-23-2007-ask-an-expert-live-chat.aspx Prize announcement - http://community.strongcoders.com/blogs/ryan/archive/2007/07/26/august-23-2007-ask-an-expert-live-chat-prizes.aspx Chat experts - http://community.strongcoders.com/blogs/ryan/archive/2007/07/30/august-23-2007-ask-an-expert-live-chat-experts.aspx

posted @ Monday, August 20, 2007 10:14 PM | Feedback (3)

When Hippos Fly...

Well, it's been a crazy past couple of weeks for me (actually, it has been a couple of months).  I find it humorous that about a year ago, I wrote about a new job venture I started.  Unfortunately, that did not last long.  Did I do something wrong?  Was I fired?  No, none of that.  My employer just took a different direction on their project and that direction did not fit my career plans.  Originally I was brought in to help them transition to .NET and re-design their legacy VB6/Oracle system.  As the project progressed,  I ran into a...

posted @ Sunday, August 19, 2007 12:36 PM | Feedback (1)

MacBook Pro

For the past couple of weeks, I've been looking for the "right" laptop to use for home/work/dev/play.  I started to look at the Dell XPS M1330, their new slim 13.3" laptops, and was not too satisfied with their hardware/price ratio ... good hardware but too high of a price.  So then I started looking at refurbished Dells and quickly came to the same conclusion.  I was looking for the following things on a laptop: Fast CPU - I want to do software virtualization (aka, VPCs). Lots of RAM - (same reasons as above) Descent size HD - (same reasons...

posted @ Monday, August 13, 2007 9:27 AM | Feedback (1)