April 2007 - Posts
The production editor emailed with a question. Thank goodness it was a small thing. This weekend was the first free weekend in a while. I played golf, watched the kids play softball/baseball, did a podcast, and played basketball. All without the spector of the book. Actually, I have loved working on this book, however, one does need a change.
Original Post: http://morewally.com/cs/blogs/wallym/archive/2007/04/21/777.aspx
I have downloaded and have gotten the Virtual PC Image of Visual Studio / .NET 3.5 up and going. One of the interesting pieces is the ability to compilea project/solution to multiple versions of the .NET Framework. I dug into the property of a project. I went into the build option and I found this drop down below. Pretty cool. I can select .NET 2.0, 3.0 or 3.5 (Orcas).
If you have downloaded the Orcas Beta 1, you can't find a ASP.NET AJAX Web Site in Visual Studio. Thats because ASP.NET AJAX has been moved into the standard web site in VS.NET. To get ASP.NET AJAX, just use the standard web site in VS.NET Orcas and the controls seem to be there. Have fun.
I'm really pumped about the new bits for Orcas that MS put out yesterday. That is killer. I am planning on diving headfirst into them over the weekend. I am currently expanding out the vpc image. I'll have it up and running by tonight.
Last Saturday, I listened to Joe Healy do a talk at the Mobile Code Camp about Orcas and this will be my first opportunity to dive into it.
I am wondering what new features are included in it that I haven't seen yet.
Two inquiries from the publisher today. While not horrible or hard by any stretch of the imagination, it still creates a distraction when I have lots to do. These 14 hour days are getting old. Does the pain and agony ever stop?
BTW, thank goodness these editors are there to lean up my creative use of the English language.
PS. No sooner do I post this and guess who comes knocking? My last chapter content is now out and into production. How much money am I making from this again?
Reporting the release to the public of MS Silverlight (codename
WPF/E) I was wondering if that product has been named after David Silverlight, creator of many community websites like Community
I heard that Microsoft has just
started an extremely high reward system for very active community leaders,
and that WPF/E is the first reward issued with that system.
David is reporting
a conversation he had with Bill Gates: To be honest, I didn't really believe
him when told me about actually meeting Bill Gates a few months back to discuss
some really high honor, but anyway it's a awesome honor for a community
developer to have a real product named after him.
PS. Now I know why you couldn't tell me about those 4 days you spent in Seattle after the MVP Summit last month.
No more do I think I am done, but I have more to do on our book. Our book has gone to production, however, there were still a few english changes that needed to be made. I don't understand why these editors don't like my creative use of the english language. "I is a developer, not a writer."
I have made those changes over the past 24 hours and have sent them in this morning. There is some more work to do, but I don't think it is too major.
The Mobile, AL Code Camp was on April 14, 2007. Here are some pictures from it.
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