Volume 2 Issue 3
Tena Koutou Katoa,
Looking forward to the Visual Studio 2010 launch in April. Finding it hard to find time to study for my next exam.
This is where I continue the saga of documenting my learnings from actually putting a web site “out in the wild” (I usually code within a nice, safe, Intranet).
In March there wasn’t time nor a requirement to implement any new code. However, I did have time to make a proposal to the Chairman. Now that we’ve got a database, and a method to authenticate/authorise users, we could allow residents to view/book use of the community hall.
This would be a radical departure from Standard Operating Procedures. We need a meeting to discuss. Stay tuned.
Got a new CTO
My hierarchical structure now looks like this:
Dr Paul Reynolds
What I did for Microsoft this month
(I don’t work for them, but sometimes it feels like I do)
Senior Category Specialist – Corporate - STR0204N
Senior Payables Specialist - FIN020GS
If any of my non-Telecom friends are reading this and interesting in any of the above, then drop me a line so we can discuss eligibility and suitability.
Got invited to Visual Studio 2010 C# Beta Training
At: Auldhouse Wellington
On: April 26-30
By: Invitation only
To register interest: drop me a line.
INETA stands for the International .NET Association
It’s the umbrella group for all Dot Net User Groups world-wide.
I’ll try to find new stuff of interest to post here each month.
Last week, we had a report back from Ryan Tarak of Microsoft about the recent MIX conference in Las Vegas. Here’s the blurb:
With MIX10 around the corner, it’s no better time for Microsoft to get on the road and showcase some of the highlights from this year’s conference held in Las Vegas. Join us at your local Community User Group where we will focus on some of the key highlights including; the future of Mobile™, Silverlight™, Internet Explorer®, Expression®. Ryan Tarak, from Microsoft New Zealand will be travelling all over NZ spreading the good word and also be getting everyone ready for the launch of Visual Studio 2010 by giving the first 30 members at each event a retro Microsoft t-shirt. We will also be providing content from MIX on DVD’s and also the usual pizza, so make sure you block out the date below.
I’m not speaking at Auckland SQL Saturday in April…
On Saturday 10 April at Wolters Kluwer, 41 Centorian Drive, Mairangi Bay, North Shore.
My topic (Microsoft Sync Framework) was rejected. I find it difficult (as a full-time Web Developer) to find topics of relevance to Microsoft SQL Server Database Administrators.
If you’re in the area, you should still go; Ivan Towlson will be talking on LINQ again.
In this section, I highlight dates, times and venues of events either I am presenting at, or of interest to Geeks. I’m available for bookings.
Why I’m generally sceptical of all statistics
Three econometricians went out hunting, and came across a large deer.
The first econometrician fired, but missed, by a meter to the left.
The second econometrician fired, but also missed, by a meter to the right.
The third econometrician didn't fire, but shouted in triumph, "We got it! We got it!"