April 2006 - Posts
I'm just finishing up my author review for Chapters 7 and 8 of our "Beginning Ajax Book". I'm co-authoring with Wally McClure, Paul Glavich, and Craig Shoemaker. And Steve Smith is our Technical Editor, so if something doesn't work it's his fault. ( Right Steve? ). With any luck, we'll have this thing done and on the market sooner than later.
I also am just sending my picture in this week so poor Wally doesn't have to be alone on the cover :)
Wally -- It's been great working with you on this project. Thank you for including me and I hope we can work together again in on future projects.
I was just at the Mac store, looking to buy a Mac book. I'm not buying one (not today anyway). For one reason; their only warranty is if something breaks is "bring it in, and we'll ship it out for you, and it'll be fixed in less than 2 weeks"....
I'll pay $300+ for a 3 year next biz day onsite warranty form Dell. I'd pay the apple store too, but they don't offer it. I can't be 2 weeks without a machine, for obvious reasons.
Tonight we launched our new www.AZGroups.com user group site built on top of CommunityServer.org. We're using an add-in for our calendar control, which is running the home page. This is a great add-on. Especially for what our site does. AZGroups.com is our Arizona community site that **hopefully** will become the go-to place for all user group activity in the state. We have a bunch of groups on board, but we'll be going through a testing phase with just the ASP.NET user group for a couple of weeks. Then we'll open it up to start the other user groups.
This site is letting us dump our current Yahoo Groups, which we use for a mailing list. CS has a SMTP module that essentially turns any forum into a list server. Now our community members can subscribe to the forum via, RSS, Email, or simply participate on the web based forums. Thank you Telligent.com for supplying our community site with the SMTP license.
We'll be doing quite a bit with our site, running on CommunityServer in the coming months. So far, it's a great platform for us to build on.