Archive for January, 2006

Two things…

January 18, 2006

I’m hopelessly addicted to green tea.I held my breath for 2’03″53 (got a new watch) this morning before I got out of bed.

I do believe this is the first time in my life that I’ve ever cracked two minutes. It’s nice to know how much time I’ll have to settle my affairs if I’m ever trapped on a sinking ship. It’s a real load off the ol’ mind. How long can you hold your breath?

New Goal: 2’30”

The Joys of Programming (books)

January 12, 2006

I like being a developer. I like the acts of designing software, developing software, and I like reading about developing software. What I don’t like is the shelf-life of the books. I bought quite a few books last year on ADO.NET and various .NET topics and now less than a year later, they are of little use. It’s not that there isn’t decent information in them, rather the newest version of .NET has enough differences from its predecessor to make finding answers in these books only partially useful and in many ways futile.I’m going to make a resolution right now to find a good title for each of the following topics and but them. Then, I’m taking a box of the old ones to to Half-Price Books.

* IIS 6.0
* ASP.NET (2.0) with C#
* C# .NET (2.0)
* ADO.NET (2.0)
* SQL Server 2005
* Biz Talk (the new one — I’d like to know more about this product)

If you have any suggestions, let me know.

Cryptic Ramblings

January 6, 2006

I really like posting my stuff here, but I’ve just been so busy trying to keep up with “Project X”. So busy working and documenting things. Once the kids are in bed, it’s time to get to work. It’s tough to compress a full-time project into the hours between 9PM and 1AM.Getting together with “Partner J” tomorrow night to go over some details. It’s all starting to come together.

Some day I’ll be able to get back at this. I hope!