I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all the folks from the Triangle .NET User Group who showed up for my presentation on creating a custom Login server control last night. I had a great time, and the questions from the group were very good as well. I bumped into fellow MVP Cindy Weingarten, who I'd known of through MVP forums and such, but had not yet met, and met several other members of the group as well. Thank you all for making me feel so welcome! Also, thanks to INETA for arranging for me to speak at the UG meeting. If you run, or are a member of a .NET user group, and you aren't an INETA member, you should join now! They have tons of resources for user groups, including arranging for speakers such as myself to speak at your meetings. Best of all, INETA membership is free! And we all like free. ;-)
While we were in the Research Triangle area, one of the things I got to do with my wife and son was to visit the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science. In addition to regular exhibits, and an incredible butterfly house (we got to see the daily release of the butterflies that had emerged from their cocoons), they currently have a travelling show running called Springs, Sprockets, and Pulleys, by an artist named Steve Gerberich. Gerberich creates wonderful kinetic sculptures out of motors, pulleys, string, and...well...junk. It's great fun, and I highly recommend it to anyone who has a chance to see the show. You can see some examples from the show on Gerberich's Web site (QuickTime required).