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Lou Vega a thump to the brain Just for fun
The last few months have been pretty crazy. Just before the MVP summit in February I was approached about changing to a different project with my (then current) employer, and right after the summit I was approached by another company. Eventually I went with the new company and a new role in the Information Assurance field. More to come on that as things progress. All that being said I've not been as active in the .NET community as I once was and I miss it - so I'm looking to dive back in especially ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 9, 2010 8:42 PM

Bing + Java

Am I the only one who thinks it an odd combo that the latest security updates for the Java Runtime Environment include the option to install the new Bing Toolbar for Internet Explorer? Oh and as an added bonus - right after that option screen is an add for Open Office. Just curious....oh and hi again, it's been a while!

Posted On Thursday, September 10, 2009 6:26 AM

Get Fit in February Challenge
Today begins the Get Fit in February Challenge from Facebook. If you haven't already signed up - check it out while the month is still young and compete against over 100 other geeks for an MSDN subscription and other prizes! :) Here's my first blog entry concerning the challenge. I'm starting the challenge at 210 lbs...yeah I ended up putting on some of what I lost last year after giving up soda completely. I was down to 195 for a while but I guess the holidays and then not really paying attention ......

Posted On Sunday, February 1, 2009 11:31 PM

Not quite a Fail Whale - just stressed :)


Twitter got stressed.

Posted On Friday, January 16, 2009 7:15 PM

I won a stupid prize!
I won 12th place in last month's Community-Credit contest and will soon add a 7" Commander Deanna Troi to my shelf to stand beside my Albert Einstein action figure, Boba Fett bobblehead and USB SnowBot. Today marks the first day of a brand new contest so get credit for what you're doing in the developer community and start winning some prizes! :) ......

Posted On Friday, August 1, 2008 7:02 AM

Old School games and Server Quest
The other day I blogged about Server Quest which is a little game Microsoft has put out to shine a spotlight on the I.T. Pro. Having played it for a bit tonight I have to say it's a crazy mix of old school graphical gaming, think something along the lines of an I.T. Themed "Maniac Mansion" for those who may remember that one :) Anyways it's full of some subtle references to gaming from the old days, and it's a neat way to pass some time. If you never played any of those old games, you may not like ......

Posted On Sunday, June 1, 2008 11:51 PM

Microsoft puts the spotlight on an unsung hero – the I.T. pro
TechNet interactive campaign lets the geek get the glory Just when you thought your eyes had finally healed from years of straining to make out pixelated adventure game graphics, Server Quest rolls into your browser like an avalanche of early nineties gaming action. This spring, prepare to be ushered into a world where the IT pro reigns supreme. "Don't they already?" you might ask. Maybe so, but this is your chance to prove it. You play as Matt and Alicia, IT geniuses navigating their way through ......

Posted On Friday, May 30, 2008 10:04 AM

I won a stupid prize!
I managed to squeak through April in dead last place on Community-Credit and picked up Extreme Office Crafts ......

Posted On Thursday, May 1, 2008 8:47 AM

I see D'Arcy closing in fast on Chris..what's gonna happen next?

The All Time GWB Posting Record looks about to be shattered....


Posted On Sunday, April 20, 2008 5:18 PM

What's your Web IQ?

Saw this on MSN this morning - while I'm sure most reading this would "ace" the exam, it did bring back some interesting memories. I had to guess at the answer for the iTunes question...

Posted On Thursday, April 10, 2008 10:15 AM

Experimenting with GPS programming...
Since my Tilt has an integrated GPS I've been anxious to try development with it. I've started now by converting the GPS helper that comes with the Windows Mobile 6 SDK from c# to VB.NET and working with that. I've noticed (like many other VB developers) that more and more examples are not being done in VB so this is my little part toward making spreading VB.NET to the mobile world...since especially in Windows Mobile most examples are either c# or c++. Eventually I'd like to use this little app ......

Posted On Thursday, April 10, 2008 8:10 AM

Windows Mobile 6.1 announced
Microsoft has officially announced Windows Mobile 6.1 - and it looks like a number of devices will be able to get it as an update in addition to the newer devices coming out this year already having it. You can see tons of screen shots at Gizmodo. While I was already planning to update the ROM for my Tilt (a known/reported start button issue - it's occasionally unresponsive), now I may just wait and see if I get the 6.1 upgrade at the same time ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 1, 2008 10:02 PM

Birthday Paradox (Happy 0x23 B-day to me!)
I'm doing a little experiment. Today's my birthday and I'm wondering with regards to the Birthday Paradox how many people out there reading this share the same birthday. If you do - comment on this entry. Thanks! :)

Posted On Friday, March 28, 2008 9:27 AM

I've been inducted to the Hall of Fame...

The Community-Credit Hall of Fame that is... :)

Community Credit Hall of Fame

Posted On Thursday, February 7, 2008 11:07 AM

The picture says it all...


Posted On Friday, January 25, 2008 10:08 AM

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