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As of today, the official release of Lightswitch is now available. Visit: http://www.microsoft.com/vi... or you can download from your MSDN subscription. What is Lightswitch? It is basically a simple to use application generator that can be used to build applications within minutes in many cases. If you have an existing, well structured (primary keys, relationships) SQL Server database you are just a few clicks away from an administration tool and well on the way to a full ......

This past week was an interesting experience. My first trip to Washington DC on Washington business. As part of the Association for Competitive Technology (http://www.actonline.com) I joined 27 other small software developer company owners from around the country to visit and educate congressional staffs. I already knew 1/2 dozen of the people attending from my activities in the Microsoft developer community and had the pleasure of renewing friendships with them and making new friends with others. ......



The new site will be at: www.theguyfromboston.net

I was happy to find Small Basic from Microsoft that comes with a programming manual that is simple enough for anyone to follow. Download and more information here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... As of today the program is in CTP but makes writing windows programs very easy. First “Hello World” program is very simple: TextWindow.WriteLine("Hello World") When you start the program a very nice and simple dev environment comes up. Here with a program from the book showing nested ......

Visiting son Michael here in Rochester this weekend, he “scored” a couple of VIP Passes to the RIT Imagine Festival (http://www.rit.edu/imagine/) a free event that over 20000 will attend. We got there early to see the start of the energy race. The idea was to see which vehicle could travel the 3 mile campus course using the least amount of energy. The winning entry used 27.5 watt hours of energy from solar charged batteries. The entry below did not win but i thought it was an interesting vehicle. ......

About 1 1/2 years ago I emailed a request to one of my senator's in Florida, Bill Nelson - D, for a pass to watch a shuttle launch. I got a fairly quick response, they had received the request but that the next flight was already booked. I would be on the wait list... Fast forward to Feb 2008 and I got a call to see if I was interested in the Mar 11 (planned) STS-123 launch... Yeah!! The launch is scheduled at 2:30 am which may be why I bubbled to the top of the list. I got a written inviation from ......

FREE - 4th Annual South Florida Code Camp - Register Now - Spaces are going fast! To attend this free, all day .NET Developer mini-conference register at: http://www.clicktoattend.co... ! The Code Camp will be held on Saturday 2/2/2008 and include breakfast, lunch, giveaways, valuable raffle items and of course lots of great content! The sessions are now listed on the agenda page. A big thanks to all the speakers that have stepped forward and volunteered to come speak at their own expense. ......

It was amazing to watch the The Guy From Boston on the Tonight show last nigh. Bobbi and I struggled to stay awake but it was worth it!

You can watch the video at: http://www.nbc.com/The_Tonight_Show_with_Jay_Leno/video/episodes.shtml

Go to the Jan 17th (2008) episode and the Joe Ligotti Chapter.


For Thursday 1/17/2008

Florida's own Stan Schultes featured as this months MVP Insider. This rarely is someone from the US and there has never been a Florida MVP given this honor as far as I can see in the archives.


Congratulations Stan!


Monday, January 15th, 2007 - Rochester, NY

Sitting in the studios of Clear Channel atop Midtown Plaza as he starts his show.. it is 5:20 am.

Check out the pictures as I add them during the day...



You gotta check out my nephew Joey at www.TheGuyFromBoston.com!!