Mar 200631

Haiku

Most people know what a haiku is, right?  A three line poem, with 5 syllables on the first line, 7 on the second and 5 more on the third, adding to 17. Well, I was browsing ThinkGeek and saw this one.  (Keep refreshing and you'll eventually see it.) Writing a poemIn seventeen syllablesIs very diffi I thought it was hilarious, but then I haven't been sleeping much the last few days.
Categories: Personal | Fun | Professional
I just posted about the new WI .NET Users Group Evangelist program. What I didn't mention is the blogging contest that is taking place for the next couple weeks leading up to Deeper in .NET 2006.  One lucky member of the Evangelist program will win a copy of MSDN Premium Subscription with Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite, worth over $10,000!  Who wouldn't want that?!  Well here's your chance to win one!  Simply sign up for the Evangelist program, start blogging, and you're... [More]
Categories: Community | Blogosphere | UG | Professional
If you've visited my site recently (opposed to RSS) you may have noticed a new button I have placed on the sidebar. The WI .NET Users Group has just launched an Evangelist program.  Being the president of that group, I figured I was also an Evangelist.  :)  From the UG site: "Are you excited about .NET? Do you attend every WI .NET Users Group meeting, and feel guilty if you miss one? Do you stay up all hours experimenting and learning new things? Do you blog about .NET or tell... [More]
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I just read about the "Made in Express Contest" (via Jacob Cynamon).  Summary: write an app in an Express Edition of VS or SQL Server, and you might win $10,000. Any takers?
Categories: Development | Community | Professional
As president of the WI .NET Users Group, I'm really excited about our upcoming conference on April 22, 2006.  Deeper in .NET 2006 will be at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee (map). We have five great speakers lined up for the day-long FREE conference: Michele Leroux Bustamante -- WCF Top to Bottom Scott Hanselman -- Anatomy of a Successful ASP.NET Application: Inside DasBlog Julia Lerman -- ADO.NET 2.0 Integration with SQL Server 2005 Bill Hatfield -- AJAX and Atlas Jason Beres ... [More]
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Mar 200603

Another Little Trip

I just got back from Microsoft in Redmond yesterday afternoon.  I've been on a plane in each of the last four months, taking trips to California, Vegas and now Redmond. Anyway, I had recently taken a beta version of a certification exam, and I was out there to help them determine which items should remain on the final exam and which should be removed.  The whole trip was a lot of fun for me.  It was my first time to Redmond for anything, so I was probably a little touristy at tim... [More]
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