.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.

The Line has been Crossed

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CNN is reporting that I Marine Expeditionary Force is moving into Iraq.

That includes my brother. Shit.

Stay safe, Brad. That goes for everyone else in the area, civilians included.

Party at the VFW

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It’s been over 6 months since I left my position at my last company. In style with the times, they have begun to liquidate positions. One of my very dear friends was let go two weeks ago, so a going away party was thrown. Additionally it was my best friend’s birthday recently, so that got lumped in to the party. I managed to stay sober and enjoy the fun, but being sober and unable to dance does make for a slighly less enjoyable time. Regardless, I had a great time seing everybody I used to work with. Why is it you never recall the place you worked, so much as the people?

Pictures have been posted, surprisingly, in the picture section.