The Student Partners did a fine job as guest editors over on TechTalkBlogs over the past 6 weeks. Big thanks to Long Zheng, Scott Savage, Steven George, Ken Soedjatmiko, Marty Gnanananthan & Bernard Oh - hope you didn't mind my little dig at you all recently.
Now, this brings us to our next Guest Editor for TechTalkBlogs.
Is it obvious?
[ Current Listening to : In Heaven by Fatboy Slim from You've Come a Long Way, Baby ]
I've had my iMate K-JAM for 12 months now.
I've updated the ROM a few times during the year
I've got it synching via bluetooth.
I've lost countless stylus'.
I've dropped it heaps of times too.
And the little fella continues to work for me.
But it has been 12 months.
I've got my eye on the JASJAM
[ Current Listening to : The Rockafeller Skank by Fatboy Slim from You've Come a Long Way, Baby ]
I've noticed a few posts over the weekend about folks starting to use Windows Live Writer - Paul & Darren included.
It's a good time for me to list the plugins I am currently using :
Curiously, not all of these appear on the sidebar.
[ Current Listening to : Canadian Idiot by Weird Al Yankovic from Straight Outta Lynwood Disc 1 ]
Since I moved across to Windows Vista, I hadn't been able to use the Currently Listening plugin for Windows Live Writer, because the Windows Media Blogging plugin for Windows Media Player didn't install on Windows Vista.
However, I remembered about the Song Signature Plugin Powertoy which is part of the Winter Fun Pack for Windows XP.
Search. Download. Install.
[ Currently Listening To : I'll Sue Ya by Weird Al Yankovic on the album Straight Outta Lynwood Disc 1 ]
I had a little chat today with Mark Jones, IT Editor for the Australian Financial Review, for an article he is working on.
We were panelists together at a Breakfast Bytes session on Blogging, way back in March 2005. And it is always a pleasure when our paths cross. Most recently Mark came along to our Blogger Brunch which we held at the start of TechEd.
So, what did we chat about? I wont spoil his story, but let's just say it's something that I've been talking about for a while, with coverage in The Bulletin, Computerworld, The Australian, Business Sunday, Human Capital Magazine and most recently in the AFR.
Looking forward to seeing where Mark takes his article.
[ Current Listening to : Confessions, Pt. 3 by Weird Al Yankovic from Straight Outta Lynwood Disc 1 ]
I got an email from Brian Goldfarb this evening, telling us about the release of the first ASP.NET AJAX beta after a series of ASP.NET Atlas CTP releases.
Mike Ormond has more info
ASP.NET AJAX has split into separate "core" and "additional" features for the 1.0 release. The "core" features will become a fully supported Microsoft product at v1.0 (ie you can get support from Product Support Services, they follow MS standard support lifecycle etc). The "additional" features are an optional download that bridge the gap between the "core" feature set and the features that you've become used to in the CTPs to date. For more details see the feature matrix ("Feature Matrix" tab) and Scott Guthrie's original blog post "Atlas" 1.0 Naming and Roadmap".
Download the ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Beta
Download the ASP.NET AJAX CTP
There is a comprehensive whitepaper describing the changes between CTP and v1.0 Beta releases and also a migration guide for those of you who've built ASP.NET AJAX sites with the CTPs. Documentation has also been updated. As has the Control Toolkit.
I've been feeling ill the past few days, and put it down to catching some bug from my kids.
I went to my local doctor today, fearing a recurrance of my previous illness.
He poked, probed and prodded, and tried to work out what it could be.
It could be appendicitis - and I am meant to go the US this weekend.
Just My Luck