As someone who gets called upon alot for data access issues, but admits to knowing close to nothing about working with Oracle databases, I am glad to see this new article on accessing complex Oracle data types from ADO.NET 1.1
Who says technical superstars don't have any other interest or talents ?!
Check out this performance by Pat Helland - Microsoft's Mr. Architecture - from TechEd Amsterdam (brought to you by Channel 9)
This is a great piece of work - not just because it is set to the music of my all-time favorite song...
It is worth pointing out that Pat went to great lengths and expense to be sure that this performance was 100% legit in terms of copyrights and royalties.
Also, on Pat's home page you can find another fun performance from TechEd Amsterdam (with a bit more technical content) that he did together with Clemens Vasters and Rafal Lukawiecki. Check it out.
Scoble has reminded me of what my friend Dan Appleman is up to these days. Dan has alot of cool stuff to credit (besides beign a really nice guy), but is probably best known to VB developers as the author of the “bible” for accessing the Win32 API from VB and for the development tools and controls developed by his company Desaware. When we last had a chance to chat, he was preparing to hit the road to promote his new book on computer security Always Use Protection: A Teen's Guide to Safe Computing. For an educational, although perhaps humbling experience, check out his quick security quiz.
Another good source of information on protecting your computer is www.microsoft.com/protect