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  • Longhorn build 4074

    The Longhorn preview build (4074) is available on MSDN for download to subscribers. In order to understand what's in this build versus what was present in the PDC build last year it's worth spending the 12 minutes or so watching Dave Massy's video which explains...
  • Talk, Talk, Talk

    I've been doing a bit of speaking recently. Firstly, I'm involved in talking at the UK Technical Roadshows (see the link here for info) - we ran this up in the North West last week and we're re-running in Edinburgh, Birmingham and London as listed in the schedule...
  • Blogging Statistics

    My blog's been getting more hits - it's very exciting to look at the stats that my hoster (WebHost4Life) provides around the access to this web site. April was, I think, my best month ever with around 1000 unique visitors to this site making around 7000 visits...
  • Mono at Beta1

    Interesting stuff - I haven't installed it or tried it, mind.
  • Eternal Sunshine

    It's a bank holiday here in the UK and the weather up in my neck of the woods is really nice and sunny but, nonetheless, we dropped out of spending the evening sitting outside the pub to go instead to the cinema to see the new film from Charlie Kaufman Eternal...
  • WSDL, IDL and CDL

    So, I followed a post from Don Box's blog to this article about why WSDL is not another re-hash of IDL and that Service Oriented Architectures are not Distributed Object Architectures. The article goes to great length to differentiate between an interface and...
  • TeraBrick

    Morgan pointed out this new Lacie device http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10118 which looks like it's shipping in May and offers 1TB of external storage. What a fantastic little box - wonder what the pricing is going to be like for it? Given that...
  • BPEL White Paper

    Scott Woodgate's blog has a post to a new white paper on the role of BPEL - http://blogs.msdn.com/scottwoo/archive/2004/04/21/117549.aspx
  • Don Box on .NET Remoting

    Don Box's blog has an entry on .NET Remoting versus ASMX web services and Indigo (it's not a long posting). I've had quite a lot of people talk to me about this recently so this posting might help http://www.gotdotnet.com/team/dbox/default.aspx?key=2004-04...
  • SharePoint, DWP and Web.Config

    I've been playing just slightly with writing WebParts for Windows SharePoint Services. One of the things you've got to do when you make a web part is to create a .DWP file that lets you load up your WebPart into SharePoint and you also have to add an entry...
  • Jeremy Mazner on the WinFS "cuts" announced in the press

    I find this posting from Jeremy really positive. I'm quite excited by the prospect of WinFS in Longhorn and I've delivered the odd talk here and there myself on its potential and features and this posting is great to see following the recent various stories...
  • PInvoke Signatures Wiki

    Got this site from Chris Sells' blog so this is just one of those annoying "me too" posts around .NET interop and PInvoke signatures - http://www.pinvoke.net/
  • GuitarPort

    At the suggestion of Ian a few weeks ago I went ahead and bought myself a GuitarPort made by Line6 ( www.guitarport.com ). I'm not sure whether Ian actually has one of these devices or whether he was looking for a guinea pig to check it out for him but I thought...
  • Film Time

    We went to see "The Station Agent" ( http://www.thestationagent.com/ ) over the weekend - truly fantastic film. Nothing much happens but it's just very nicely done and acted and a genuine pleasure to watch. It also (seemed) relatively short which seems rare...