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Peter Stathakos - Stack Of Toast Microsoft, .NET and Life in General September 2004 Entries
Geeks Meet Politics

Just got this one from a friend....

Posted On Friday, September 17, 2004 10:11 AM

Andy's Thirty Days Of Blog
All good writers and bloggers try to improve their writing as they go. Some may be inspired to emulate Hemingway or Mailer others might be inspired by prolific bloggers like Robert Scoble or Doc Searls. Me? I want to grow up to write like Andy Ihnatko. Long, essay type posts normally centered on some technology-related topic but taking enough twists and turns and containing enough inside references to send Dennis Miller scrambling to the Wikipedia for clues. Andy's currently working on his “Thirty ......

Posted On Thursday, September 16, 2004 4:40 PM

Changing Positions

Well, it's confirmed. Looks like I will be changing positions next month into a more development related role. More details to come.


Currently listening to: I Miss You - (05:31)
Darren Hayes, Spin

Posted On Wednesday, September 15, 2004 5:18 PM

The Passion Catalyst
Curt Rosengren at the The Occupational Adventure is asking people to vote for their favourite posts. If you haven't read Curt's blog, and you need some career guidance, then you really should. Currently listening to: I'm With You - (03:44)Avril Lavigne, Let Go ......

Posted On Monday, September 13, 2004 2:09 PM

Montreal Visual Studio User Group Meeting

Time to go back to school (in a way), the Groupe d'usagers Visual Studio Montréal meetings are back on after the summer hiatus.

The first meeting of the fall is tonight, with another bonus meeting on Wednesday night this week. Looking forward to it.

Currently listening to: For What It's Worth - (02:39)
Buffalo Springfield, Forrest Gump [Original Soundtrack] Disc 1

Posted On Monday, September 13, 2004 10:38 AM

Working With Exceptional Minds
Warning: Links contain the F-Word. Yup, you guessed it, Fortran. :-D Hugh Macleod at Gaping Void wrote the following concerning working with exceptional people: Seek out the exceptional minds, avoid everyone else. ... I will spend the rest of my professional life working with visionaries. I know who they are, they know who they are. Everybody else I will toss out like old furniture. I totally agree with this. If you want to get ahead you need to be surrounded by people who will inspire and challenge ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 8, 2004 5:09 PM

Rory Blyth Sings
Rory did an awesome job creating this song about Chris Sells going to Burning Man. Funny funny stuff. Now, Jason Olsen gives us the Chris Sells Burning Man Remix, and both can be yours for the low low price of $19.95 but only if you act now!!!!! Currently listening to: burning_man_jason_olson - (01:37) ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 7, 2004 4:11 PM

Montreal Geek Dinner Recap
The geek dinner last night in Montreal was great. Robert Scoble and his wife Maryam came to dinner with their friends. The local crowd was made up of Patrick Ritchie, Eric Gauthier my wife Erika and myself. We had a fun dinner at Arahova and then headed down to Old Montreal on the way we gave everyone the walking tour of Old Montreal. We then headed to Le Jardin Nelson for dessert and coffee and live Jazz. The conversation turned geeky, we talked about blogging, security, Microsoft, politics, religion ......

Posted On Sunday, September 5, 2004 10:33 PM

Saturday Geek Dinner
Update: The geek dinner is on! When: Saturday 7:00pm Where: Arahova Souvlaki, 1425 Crescent St, Montreal Looks like Robert Scoble is coming to Montreal this weekend and is trying to get a geek dinner together for Saturday night. I am definitely in! :-D Any other Montreal area geeks interested ......

Posted On Thursday, September 2, 2004 1:13 PM

GMail Invites

Update: The invites are all gone for now. I'll post again later if I get any more.


Hi all,

I have two GMail invites available. If you want one leave me a comment or send me a message and I'll get them off to you. First come first serve.

Currently listening to: Try - (04:40)
Nelly Furtado, Folklore

Posted On Wednesday, September 1, 2004 11:24 AM

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