Previous Projects - Past Ideas - General Ramblings
2006 in Al's Shed ...|
* 25th November 2005
More frozen fingers and toes! I had a great time in Vienna again this year, presenting at the
"Ready Tour 2005" event and a user group in Linz. But despite being told "winter hasn't really started
yet" and "this is just a minor cold snap", the layers of snow on my hat and a numb nose seemed to be
a better indicator of the true situation. Photos, comment, and even a
story about toast this month.
* 20th October 2005|
I really would love to be agile. I suppose at my age you can't expect to be a gymnast,
but being able to keep up with agile development would be nice. Maybe it's the after-effects
of a less than restful holiday (see below), or just the strain of wondering where my retirement
went. Still, it's fun working on this
new project - even though sleep does not seem
to be part of the recipe.
* 31st August 2005|
I don't get many "real holidays" - let's face it you can't really count jetting off to
conferences in Florida or Vienna as a holiday. So I was looking forward to a complete
break from computers, email, and stuff in general through a total chill-out week
touring Scotland - to visit some of the most
breathtakingly beautiful places in the world. But, as usual, my life is never that simple...
* 5th July 2005|
It's taken a while to come up with more stuff to complain about - I must be
getting soft in my old age. OK, so I never really wanted to upgrade to Office 2003,
but it's been longer than expected before it annoyed me enough to
write about it. Mind you, I
also have some unexpected praise
for that wonderful group of people known affectionally in the
authoring business as "[expletive deleted] editors"...
* 14th April 2005|
Wow, I've made history! or so I've been told. I also got to travel by train
for the first time in ages, took in some real history, and went Oriental in the
evening. Why? where? and how? (and do you really care?) - see the usual
unstructured ramblings that
inevitably seem to fill my diary pages.
* 28th March 2005|
Hello Mickey... well, actually I didn't get as far as Disneyland even though I
was in Orlando yet again. In fact I never went outside the hotel all week. Maybe that
was because it hardly ever stopped raining - I might as well have stayed in England
except that would have made it hard to present sessions at the Spring 2005
ASP.NET Connections conference...
* 12th March 2005|
I'm basically confused about where Visual Basic is going. After following
a long thread on a newsgroup, and talking to some developers who are involved in
this discussion, I'm wondering exactly what Microsoft's plans for the future of
VB and VBA actually are. So here's my take
on the situation...
* 5th February 2005|
What is it with conference organizers? Yet again, I'm in danger of
suffering frostbite in my extremities, and my nose is still numb. It's a good
thing that the ASP Konferenz
in Munich was such a good event. And I guess great food, good friends, and
generous applications of the best German (and Irish) beer help to dull the pain.
* 5th January 2005|
Another year older, and deeper in debt. A New Year to look forward to
but not much exciting and new to talk about, so I thought I'd just ramble on a bit
about a few ongoing topics
such as earning a living, sound cards, my latest book, and Web site hosting
companies. See, you can't accuse me of having a theme...