70-536 Exam booked

Tuesday, 5 December 2006

I've booked in for the "Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 - Application Development Foundation" exam at EXCOM on December 20th.

Microsoft handed out vouchers for free exams at the Visual Studio 2005 launch last year which expire on December 31st, so I thought I better use it up before it runs out.

Resource Refactoring Tool

Tuesday, 5 December 2006

Resource Refactoring Tool - for C# and VB.Net, a Visual Studio.NET add-in that provides an easy way to extract strings from code and add them to resource files.

Pebkac

Tuesday, 5 December 2006

I saw this word Pebkac mentioned by one of the Mozilla developers. I think I've seen that happen a few times.

Reminds me of The IT Crowd, which even Jane found funny (and she doesn't often share the same sense of humour). Fan site with desktop wallpaper and screensaver downloads too.

Changes under the Verandah

Friday, 1 December 2006

Some sad new from last night - Michael Boundy and Kathy Pike have decide to move on to other things.

I was sure I'd blogged about the band I'm in, but searching back I can't find any posts - oh well.

I've known Kathy for a really long time. I can even remember her riding her bike in a CTA TV ad - that must have been late 1970's/early 80's! Anyway she's going to explore other things.

Michael too, has decided that it's time for him to leave. I remember being pleasantly surprised when I discovered that Michael is "The" Michael Boundy from late 80's Adelaide band Seven Stories. They had some pretty good chart success - I can certainly remember hearing their songs being played on commercial radio around that time. And now I can say I've played in a band with him!

I know I'll see Kathy around the place, and maybe bump into Michael along the way too. It's also a chance for those of us left to rethink where and what we want from the group.

Inconsolata

Friday, 1 December 2006

Via Scott Hanselmann, Inconsolata is a promising new monospaced font that could be good for writing code in, apparently inspired by Consolas.