The recent release of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server, and .NET 2.0 is all good news, but it seems to cripple me a little. My next two articles on Avalon / WPF and Tools for Domain Specific Languages, neither of which can I get to install on top of the new .NET release. sigh
My latest article on DevX implements a packet filter and custom selection tool using the Tablet PC RealTime Stylus APIs.
Trying to download VS2005 or SQL Server, I get “Error Code = 11001” on MSDN Subscriber Downloads. That’s “Host Not Found” in SQL Server, according to the search engines.
Since Hawaii doesn’t have Daily Savings Times, in the Winter I can start working at 7 AM in order to maintain West Coast hours… Mmmm… Sleep until dawn….
Herb Sutter has in the past year made a convincing case that “the free lunch is over” for performance and that languages cannot ignore concurrency and remain relevant. His PDC talk introduces his thoughts for “Concur:” a set of conforming extensions to C++ that provides high-level abstractions (“active” objects and “future” results). In my opinion, […]
Ted Leung (http://www.sauria.com/blog/2005/10/20#1406< ?xml:namespace prefix = o />) wonders “?Where are the incredibly fun programming tools?…. Many [IDEs] take out some of the tedious tasks associated with programming, but none of them give me that feeling that they are enhancing my creativity or thinking?.” To me, the features of programming languages are what give me […]
Ah hah! The latest Vista CTP installed very cleanly. The first thing I noticed was that it took me minutes and minutes to figure out how to add files to Windows Media Player. As I post this, I am surprised to see that the HTML-editing <textarea> is not the WYSIWYG-style of IE6 on XP. The […]
Greg Kerr just posted a WPF app written in IronPython to the mailing list. Very, very cool. >
Via http://www.peterprovost.org/archive/2005/10/17/8707.aspx: …this link from EclipseZone.com announcing that Ward is going to be joining the Eclipse Foundation… Ward Cunningham’s joining Microsoft was (rightly) touted by that company as a bit of a coup. Cunningham is univerally admired for his ability to conceive of and implement simple yet powerful concepts, including the Wiki and FIT and […]
< ?xml:namespace prefix = o />We went down to the start of the Ironman yesterday morning. It’s a great spectacle: 1800 athletes all of whom intend to do something that I couldn’t possibly accomplish. The race begins at 7:00 and the cut-off for finish is midnight, so you have 17 hours in which to: swim […]