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VS Live San Francisco - Day 3
So, VS Live San Francisco 2007 is coasting to a stop. No keynote address after lunch today made for an awkward gap after lunch. We'd already seen all dozen vendors, many times over, the low-energy of the whole conference didn't lend much to discussions. The Gold-pass only "VIP" room was full of people watching "Poseidon Adventure" (2006 version).... Snooze. I really want to bag it for the day, but there's a talk at 4:30 that sounds interesting.... Thank god for remote access to my work desktop. At ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 28, 2007 3:04 PM

VSLive San Francisco Day 2
So no real fiascos today. Some good talks on Ajax from Scott Cate, and WPF from Walt Ritscher. I'm still amazed at how scaled down VSLive is from past years. Last night was the big party night. They had some contests and we giving some prizes away. A few nice things like a portable DVD player from one of the vendors, but the "big prizes" were production licenses of Sharepoint. Woo, hoo, snore. Come on, sure it might be worth 5 grand, but I'll bet nearly every developer there would rather have had ......

Posted On Wednesday, March 28, 2007 6:04 AM

VSLive - First Impressions
Ok, so I've been to quite a few VS Live's and I've seen the good and the bad, but here's my first impressions from VSLive 2007: 1st Keynote by Prashant Sridharan was good. Demo (by Sam G. (I think)) was clear and informative... Nima Dilmaghani has some really interesting things to say, but his presentation quality--Well I've already blogged about that.... Lunch - Ok, they've gone away from the cold box lunch of past years; good. But they need a major lesson in crowd control. The lines were way, way ......

Posted On Monday, March 26, 2007 2:36 PM

I hate to be harsh, but...
Ok, so Nima Dilmaghani needs to work on his presentation skills... Nima gave two talks today at VS Live about Vista development--a subject I was quite interested in. But man, watching his presentations (both of them!) was just painful. It appeared he had done no preparation, and he was unfamiliar with Vista, Powerpoint, and Visual Studio. Now the guy might be a genius, he might really know his stuff, but on stage you had to be sorry for the guy. Really Microsoft, give someone else the presentation ......

Posted On Monday, March 26, 2007 2:06 PM

I'm at VS-Live this week

If you see me, stop by and say "Hi"...

-Andy

Posted On Monday, March 26, 2007 10:36 AM

Two Generic things....
I've been coding some generic stuff lately and discovered something very cool, and something odd.... The Cool: public IList<T> SomeMethod<T>(IList&l... listOfStuff) where T : ifoo Can be called the normal way: IList<foo> listOfStuff; // Somehow we get a list...IList<foo> myStuff = MyObject.SomeMethod<foo&... However it can also be called: IList<foo> myStuff = MyObject.SomeMethod(listOfS... You don't need the <> definition on the generic ......

Posted On Friday, March 23, 2007 1:39 PM

If you're here because of the Jeff Atwood comment.....
Update: it looks like Jeff fixed my comment (and removed the comment I left afterward that basically said, gee my comment got messed up) rendering this post pretty much pointless.... Oh well.... Thanks for fixing my original comment Jeff! So I wrote what was suppose to be a funny bit of ridiculous code as a comment to a comment on Jeff Atwood's blog about Curly's Law: Do One Thing. His comment software ate the bulk of the code rendering the joke, well, on me... so if you're getting here because you ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 6, 2007 3:03 PM

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