Silverlight 1.1 becomes Silverlight 2.0. (Thanks for the heads up, Dave.) Now I just have to find a way to get to Mix '08 next year.
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Nov 200726

Maybe Another Time

So, we got our news today.  It wasn't what we we hoping to hear.  Some of you will know what I'm talking about.  For the rest of you, I'm sorry, but I'm not really in the mood to talk about it right now.  I guess that doesn't make for much of a blog post -- maybe another time.
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Nov 200721

And Now This!

Without really going into any detail, Kelly and I are facing some issues and are expecting to hear either really good news or bad news later this week or early next.  We're both staying really positive, though. So anyway, thinking about that, I started thinking about all of the things that we've gone through this year, and since we've been together over the last several years.  It hasn't all been roses.  In the last 13 months, we've both lost jobs.  We've had some struggles ... [More]
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I recently posted about a Holiday Party that Microsoft is sponsoring for the WI .NET Users Group.  Well, unfortunately, a mere 3.5 hours after making the announcement, the event has filled up.  The Chicago .NET Users Group is also having a similar event, and theirs "sold out" in 2 hours. Microsoft had a particular number of licenses available for us at this event, and we have already reached the limit.  My contact there is working to see if there is anything that can be... [More]
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Nov 200720

Math Is Calming

Many of you know that I have a little 14 month old daughter, Charlize (we call her Charlie, and she has a website).  Some of you are aware that 14 months is around an age that is not an uncommon age for first steps.  A few of you may also know that our house is largely covered with wood flooring. See where this is going? Charlie has been walking here and there for almost two months, but is just now starting to really take off.  She's finally at the point where she walks more tha... [More]
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So, if you're a .NET developer in southeast Wisconsin, or if you've read my blog for a while, you may know that I am the president of the WI .NET Users Group (UG).  You may also remember that in spring 2006 we had a day-long conference called Deeper in .NET 2006.  It was a great event, with several hundred attendees and five nationally recognized speakers.  Best of all, since the UG is sponsor supported, Deeper in .NET was completely free for all attendees. Well, after a hiatus i... [More]
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Ho, ho, ho!  I've got an early Christmas gift for those of you who are .NET developers near the Milwaukee area. Microsoft and the WI .NET Users Group are teaming up to throw a little holiday party this year.  Many of the details are still in the works, but plan on having a lot of fun.  We're trying to arrange some extra prizes and perhaps some better food than we have at our normal meetings -- not that there's anything wrong with pizza, though.  We're also checking the possi... [More]
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So after months of forgetting and never thinking about it when I am at my computer, I finally remembered to subscribe to Brad Abrams' blog today.  I was reading his recent post mentioning Silverlight hosting, when I ran into an increasingly familiar problem I am having on my computer.  I clicked on the link to the Silverlight Streaming site and my browser pegged out the processor and my computer was unusable for a few minutes while I tried to get a Task Manager window into view to kill... [More]
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