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Peter Stathakos - Stack Of Toast Microsoft, .NET and Life in General June 2004 Entries
Visual Studio 2005 Express
Microsoft announced the betas for Visual Studio 2005 Express yesterday. They're an inexpensive line of Visual Studio products for the academic world or hobbyists. They look like a great way for anyone to learn the .NET languages and to get out there and develop. Many thanks to Carl Franklin for the heads up. [Update:] Looks like Tejas beat me to it. That's what you get for living on the other side of the world I guess ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 30, 2004 7:15 AM

Writing and testing code for the Space Shuttle.
Thanks to Gunnar Kudrjavets, a software tester at Microsoft, for a link to a great article named They Write the Right Stuff from Fast Company. The article is a great look at how the software for the Space Shuttle's computers is written and tested and the environment in which the On-board Shuttle Group works. The points this group makes: 1. The product is only as good as the plan for the product. - Plan out what needs to be done, document it and then begin to code. 2. The best teamwork is a healthy ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 22, 2004 2:03 PM

Wedding Pictures

A batch of wedding pictures are available in the Wedding Pictures gallery on the left.


Posted On Monday, June 14, 2004 6:57 AM

Back in town
Well, I'm back after a GREAT wedding and a GREAT honeymoon in Vancouver. Had a blast at the wedding although my shoes killed me (I'm looking at you Moores...) but the tuxes and service were great so it makes up for it I guess. Alot of people have been asking for pictures, I'll try to get some posted this weekend for your perusal. Lots more detail to come, I have to prepare for two courses that I'm delivering plus catch up on work (as well as spend time with my lovely wife :-) ) so I'm a bit pressed ......

Posted On Thursday, June 10, 2004 1:55 PM

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