Microsoft's Additional License Program

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I stumbled across this during my journeys through Microsoft’s web site. It allows existing owners of Windows XP (both Home and Pro versions) to purchase additional copies of Windows XP at a 15% discount. It’s all automated online, and you receive the licenses immediately. Check it out here:

Windows XP at shop.microsoft.com

Not Dead Yet

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Wow, it got really quiet around here again. I’m not sure where the time went. Maybe I’ll return soon. Good new last week though, Brad is coming home from the Gulf. He’ll be back at Camp Pendleton, CA for a few months, and then he is off to Okinawa. Lucky him.

.NET Framework v1.1 Final

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No surprises here. In time with the forthcoming release of Visual Studio.NET 2003, the final version of the .NET Framework v1.1 has been released on MDSN. Here’s some of the highlights, paraphrased from Microsoft’s propaganda:

Support for IPv6 Mobile Web Applications Support Side-by-Side Execution of .NET itself, or programs built on the framework

Related Links:

.NET Framework Home Page

Microsoft .NET Framework Version 1.1 Redistributable Package

.NET Framework SDK Version 1.1

Ice Storm

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Big ice storm rolled into town today, leaving roads slippery, and power lines down. Our power was out for about five hours… I had a bunch of development work planned, but nature had other ideas.

Instead, we played with Carter. We’re teaching him “Old McDonald Had A Farm”. He really likes the chorus. He also is quite familiar with the word hot, as he kept wanting to touch the candles. A lot.

So I was up until 2 a.m. trying to get caught up on lost development time. This sucks.

RSS Aggregators

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RSS is all the rage now. I’ve been playing with a few different aggregators, which will collect multiple feeds and format them for proper reading.

The latest entry into the foray is SharpReader, a three-pane aggregator, built on the .NET platform. It minimizes to the system tray (Yes!!), supports drag and drop, and a bunch of other awesome features. There are a ton of people talking about it in their weblogs, and it sounds like it’s just going to get better and better.