Vista Beta 2

Thursday, 25 May 2006

Windows Vista Beta 2 has been released. I'm downloading it now.

If it looks stable enough then I'll consider reloading my workstation with it (Time to live dangerously!)

WinFX, Office 2007, Threat Modelling Tool, SharePoint v3

Wednesday, 24 May 2006

Poppa Bill

Tuesday, 23 May 2006

Today just after 4pm, my grandfather "Poppa Bill" passed away. It is a really sad day, though in a sense there is a sense of relief that he doesn't have to struggle with his health anymore.

One thing to hang on to is that we will meet again one day in Heaven. Tonight as we put the kids to bed, we thought about some of the things he would now be able to do again that he hadn't for a long time because of poor health - including running around, eating donuts and meat pies! (Poppa had diabetes)

He had a most remarkable life, and I will miss him a lot.

Thanks Poppa.

Using Annotations to Reduce C/C++ Code Defects

Monday, 22 May 2006

Michael Howard blogs about using the Standard Annotation Language to improve static code analysis and find more bugs (including security bugs) in your C and C++ source code. I've filed a bug to see if these annotations can be added to the Mozilla source code.

Google Notebook

Thursday, 18 May 2006

I've been using Microsoft OneNote for a few years now, and find it quite useful for storing all sorts of useful things. We're also using it at home as a way of recording recipes too, instead of having countless slips of scrap paper flying around. Now along comes Google Notebook - a free web-based service that sounds like a pretty similar idea. It only works for Firefox (and IE) at the moment.