I've been in a writing funk for quite a while now, and it's time to get back.
Yesterday, I attended an MSDN event, going over the basics of OOP (that's Object Oriented, of course), as well what I really went to see -- a demonstration of MapPoint Web Service integration into .NET apps. While the OOP stuff was extremely basic, the speaker -- Robert "Action" Jackson -- was quite perspicuous.
The best part -- MSDN provides 50,000 free COMMERCIAL transactions to mappoint / year with the subscription!
The worst part -- still no word on if or when MS will allow Application Center test to macro-record SSL site tests.