October 2003 - Posts
Home sweet Home....Wow PDC this year was just tooo awesome, I wish there was more time to blog while I was there, but with the network and all of the networking it was really hard. It was nice meeting a lot of the bloggers, finally able to put a face to the names. It is actually pretty interesting about names, since you had a one in three (or four) chance of getting someones name right. Here is some of the people I met this week: Jeff, Jeff, Jeff, Don, Don, Scott, Scott, Robert, Robert and of course Rory who stands out alone.
You ask, why am I so excited? Well reason number one: I AM HOME. No more going to bed at 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning and waking up at 6:30 ish. And second of all I am installing .net framework 1.2 and have so much in my brain that I have to get down on disk....WOOOHOOO!!!! I'll let you know what cool things I find out.
Ok, I am here. Wooohooo... No lines for registration right now as I look over the convention center. It looks like there arent that many people here but I know that there are. I am getting my laptop all setup since mine died right before I came so I got to borrow one. SharpReader, w.Blogger, PDC Community App (Hmmm...my computer isn't showing the main page correctly. Hey if anyone wants to hang out e-mail me and I will get you my cel #, I don't want to put it on the internet for all to see.
Oh, And for those who have not made it into LAX yet, I am sooo sorry. I just heard that they shut down the air ports. I hope you guys can get in quickly.
Well, gonna finish my computer setup. See you guys tonight at BOF!!!
Oh and no in room or wireless high speed internet. Suck. But if you want to pay 67 cents a minute for wired internet then you can enjoy it. Looks like I will be hanging out with the guys at the omni.
I just love it when one of my Amazon Wishlist books becomes a safari book. Another book I don't have to buy, thanks to safari books. Oh I wish I could download these books into my PocketPC.
.Net Patters: Architecture, Design and Process
"Was both insightful and comprehensive. Itâ€s great to see these patterns presented within the context of many architectural dilemmas facing the vastly interconnected enterprise. Web service architects are sure to see enormous value in this text."â€”Ed Draper, Microsoft
Patterns have proven to be practical tools for the programmer who knows how to use them. In .NET Patterns, distributed computing and .NET expert Christian Thilmany presents both an introduction to patterns for programmers working in the .NET environment and a library of patterns unique to the .NET platform.
Part of John Vlissidesâ€ critically acclaimed Addison-Wesley Software Patterns Series, .NET Patterns extends the proven concept of design patterns into the arena of .NET design and development. Now, .NET developers can depend on patterns to provide solutions to recurring problems in software design.
In addition to covering both lower and higher level programming with patterns, this book also includes helpful primers on XML and web services, as well as thorough coverage of debugging, exceptions, error handling, and architecture.
Whether youâ€re working in .NET environments or transitioning to .NET environments, youâ€ll find .NET Patterns a comprehensive resource for software solutions. [Safari Tech Books Online]
Have some freetime? Watch this clock.
From Microsofts PDC website: DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND, PDC 2003 IS ALMOST SOLD OUT.
All I can say is Wow!
Anyone know what their max occupancy is?
Well I wanted this as much as anyone so here it is:
PDC Conference Sessions Excel Document
PDC Conference Sessions PDF Document
PDC Conference Sessions Both Above Zipped
There is a lot of information here, luckly I have a big printer.
Let me know if you see anything wrong and I will fix it right away.
Hey anyone know of any good blog posting programs for PocketPC 2002 (I don't have 2003, stupid Toshiba)? Perferably in .net and open source, but that is only in a perfect world. I am getting my PDA ready for PDC, I know I am early, but I hate waiting till the last minute (and I would) and not having it.