Some of you maybe download the 2.67G IMG file of the VS.NET 2005 Preview and are stuck without any sort of DVD burner. Check out daemon-tools. I just installed it, rebooted my machine and then was able to mount the IMG as a DVD drive. Excellent.
Steve K from 15seconds, the managing editor over there, has started a weblog. Since most of the people in this community are the people actually doing the writing I think it will be useful and insightful to have a peek on his side of the fence.
Can someone enlighten me why on earth the MSDN Security Breifing
in my area is being held in Richmond?
If you dont know the area (Vancouver, Lower Mainland BC)
, Richmond is basically the worst place you could hold any sort of event.
Its on an island so no matter what your crossing a bridge each way, which means aweful traffic. Its not even close to the main "downtown" core so everyone who works or lives down there will have to either drive or take a bus. Oh, we have whats called a Skytrain (Metro, Train, whatever you want to call it); its a mass transit system which goes to almost every place in the lower mainland EXCEPT Richmond. From the Skytrain, it would probably take over an hour to commute on a Bus down to Richmond.
I cant see why anyone would attend unless they are crazy enough to fight the rush hour traffic at 7:30am and drive on their own, or they live in Richmond. If you want people to show up hold it either downtown or on the Skytrain route (BCIT/Burnaby?). Save us the hassle.
I personally hate going downtown for anything (Im just not a downtown sort of guy, I live in Burnaby), but would rather go there than head out to Richmond.