It is my pleasure to announce the latest .NET blog community, blogs.ineta.org.
This community is driven off of the INETA
bloggers from this site
. If you are on geekswithblogs.net
and are an INETA
volunteer but don't see your name on the list, please contact me
and I will get your added. I will need your committee, region, and other INETA
related information before I can add you though.
We seem to be having some issues today with the redundant servers and this site. It will be fixed real soon, but I wanted to announce this before Colin does.
Update: We should be GO again, moves us back to DEFCON 4.
Today, Devin Rader
and I are moving this beloved site to the INETA
.org servers. Cross your fingers and hope everything goes successfully.
If your like me and frustrated with your Samsung Smartphone because you spend way to much money to have 2002 software loaded and no access to write .NET apps for it (the original purpose of purchasing the phone), then keep your eye on site. They say it will be available (for an extra $15) tomorrow, but they have said this for quite some time and moved it back each week. However, this is the first time I have seen a link so I thought I would share.
UPDATE: The download is available NOW! Down the drivers and PDF installation documents and get 2003. Exciting day for mobility!
For all you students out there, you now have your own Dev Center on MSDN
. Not much content here now, but I would like to know what they are actually planning to do with this since it actually replaces MSDNAA.net
. One bad thing is those of us who had articles published on MSDNAA.net no longer have those published there.
Yesterday I got my 90 day VISA for Brazil, now I can head down to the Imagine Cup. Oh wait, IT'S OVER! Struggling with bad service from a passport company I worked with (http://www.americanpassport.com
) and getting rejected for a tourist visa, I finally got my business VISA, 5 business days after it was promised by the passport company. That was $250 dollars I could have used in some other way (hopefully I will be reimbursed). It's funny, their web site moved the expected ship date everyday to the current date to give me a false sense of hope. So I do want to thank Amy and Shreyas for the opportunity of being a judge. It would have been great if I had a little more time, or already had a passport.
Yesterday, the XML Coverpages pushed a story on EventML. This is the first I have heard of it, but didn't get time to read it when I first saw it, so no worries. Tonight, Kzu pops in and says, “Hey look at this”. After reading the RSS module portion of the draft, it looks a lot like ESS. Because it is so close to the ESS 0.91 specification, I don't think we will get the adoption we need to compete against this one. I still hope to promote ESS, but this looks like the fly swatter that will kill us.
I just pushed a new skin for Geekswithblogs
so tell me what you think. This is about the extent of my graphics skills so don't be too harsh.