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Phil Winstanley - British .NET chap based in Lancashire. Enjoys tea and tech. Working for Microsoft.

July 2005 - Posts

Andy is getting back on his bike

Andy has come out of his current cycle black hole!

Retired?

Add Web Reference Reconsidered: Implementing Web Services the Other Way with Christian Weyer - Manchester .NET User Group

Guys,

Christian Weyer is over next week and is giving a presentation in Manchester.

It's a great opportunity to see Christian to speak if you've never seen him before, and for thos eof you who have seen him speak, you'll be sure to come back.

I'd love to get the room full for this one, really easy location, just off a junction of the M60, great venue, great speaker, great topic.

So drop a mail to chrisitan@vbug.net if you wish to register :-)

VBUG: Add Web Reference Reconsidered: Implementing Web Services the Other Way with Christian Weyer

Date: Wednesday 20 July 2005

Topic: VBUG TECHNICAL SEMINAR

Overview: This talk shows the caveats of Web Services as they are used today, merely stamped by code centric & object oriented wizards. Learn how to think / act in a contract first manner when developing Web Servs oriented applications. The interface contract is the most important piece for a communication and defines the message exchanges between parties: this is what matters. Experience some tools including an extension for VS.NET for modeling service interface contracts, that really can make your life easier

Venue: QA Training, Kingfisher Court, Yew Street, Stockport, SK4 2HG

Times: 18.30 - 21.00

Registration Details: Mailto christian@vbug.co.uk or call 0870 1993666

Price: FREE (conditions apply)

Cheers,

Phil.

Posted: Jul 10 2005, 06:48 PM by Plip | with 16 comment(s)
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North Yorkshire .NET Usergroup

Guys,

Just wanted to let you know I'll be presenting this Wednesday in Shipley.

If anyone fancies attending, just drop a mail to christian@vbug.net.

VBUG: Ado.net Old (1.1) and New (2.0) & Preparing for ASP.net 2.0 presented by Piyush Shah and Phil Winstanley

Date: Wednesday 13 July 2005

Topic: VBUG TECHNICAL SEMINAR

Overview: Part 1 presented by Piyush Shah, in which Piyush will present & discuss on what you can expect in the new forthcoming ADO.net 2.0, comparing with the whats available today. Part 2 presented by Phil Winstanley

Venue: 5th Floor, Conference Room, New Mill, Victoria Road, Saltaire, Shipley, West Yorks, BD18 3LD

Times: 18.00 - 20.45 (18.30 start)

Registration Details: Mailto christian@vbug.co.uk or call 0870 1993666

Price: FREE (conditions apply)

Cheers,

Plip.

Posted: Jul 10 2005, 06:44 PM by Plip | with no comments
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Birmingham City Centre Evacuated
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4668313.stm
Posted: Jul 09 2005, 09:33 PM by Plip | with no comments
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This week.

This week, I am proud of my countrymen, proud of their resilience and defiance.

I'm proud to be British.

 

Posted: Jul 09 2005, 08:10 PM by Plip | with 2 comment(s)
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TechEd Europe 2005 - The Food Poisoning

Well I made it, I'm here in Amsterdam.

I got into the airport at about 10pm, then made it to the hotel, which appears to smell of old people, at around 22:30.

Off out to meet up with other UK Community leaders and some Microsoft staff, grabbed a beer then we headed off to Rock bar.

At around 12pm we arrived back at the hotel (the old guys could not hack any more), where I ordered a pizza from room service.

Hmm, carrots. Lots of them, in all I've thrown up four times today - nice.

Anyway, TechEd is good, got all my swag, although I want something a bit more funky out of them ... like a yaught.

 

Posted: Jul 05 2005, 05:21 PM by Plip | with 3 comment(s)
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TechEd Europe 2005 - The Flight .... (or lack of)

Well, I'm sitting here in Liverpool Airport, waiting for my EasyJet flight to arrive at the gate, we currently have a one hour delay.

The online departure board helpfully doesn't show delays: -

http://www.liverpooljohnlennonairport.com/flight_info/departure_board.html

I shall keep you up to date!

Update:  Another one hour delay, Technical Reasons, we'll get an update at 16:50.

Update:  I now have a pint of bitter to make my wait easier.

Update:  I'm looking for funny easyjet pictures on the web.





Update:  I am in liverpool and have discovered the real reason my plane isn't moving.

Posted: Jul 04 2005, 03:54 PM by Plip | with no comments
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