Tour Down Under 2007

Wednesday, 24 January 2007

On Friday, I rode with my Dad (and 2,700 others!) in the Challenge Tour - a 128km ride from Stirling (in the Adelaide Hills) down to Victor Harbor. We entered the ride as part of the "Mud, Sweat and Gears" team, which are a group of cyclists from Blackwood Hills Baptist Church.

Unlike last year (> 40°C), the day was cool, and quite wet. Even though we were pretty soggy at the end of the ride, I've decided I much prefer to be wet than too hot.

We completed the ride in ~6 hours, which certainly wasn't record beating, but a comfortable pace for us.

The only disappointing thing was that we missed out on riding under the finish arch by seconds, as they'd closed it off in preparation for the professional riders.

ASP.NET AJAX 1.0

Wednesday, 24 January 2007

The final version 1.0 release of "Atlas", and the January CTP of the "extra" stuff.

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0: SDK (RTM version)

Tuesday, 23 January 2007

The Version says November 2006, but I haven't seen this before. Microsoft have released the SDK for SharePoint 3.0. 

Refactor!™ for Visual Basic® .NET 2005 v2.1.2

Tuesday, 16 January 2007

I received an email from Developer Express today letting me know that they've released a new version of their Refactor! Pro tool for Visual Studio.

I've been using their free version since Visual Studio 2005 was released, and while it doesn't get a mention in the email or on their general product versions page, they have released a new version of the free product too.

Definitely recommended for Visual Basic developers. 

HP iPAQ rw6828 ROM Update

Friday, 12 January 2007

HP have released firmware update 1.01.03 for the rw6828.

I'll be interested to see if this fixed the annoying "feature" where the wireless card spontaneously turns itself on - a great way to shorten the battery life.

Update: This update refuses to install via my Vista machine. I'll try it at home on the WinXP box to see if it is happier. I had a small panic until I read the readme.txt file which said if the upgrade fails, just pull the battery out and restart it - phew!