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Astounding what a difference a couple of days can make. Little things and the frankly ridiculous please little minds I guess. That and the presence of the first twenty pages of Chapter 5 which I couldn’t be more pleased with.

So where to begin? I have had my faith in aimless and widespread browsing for nothing in particular renewed by doing exactly that and ending up with a great sack of new sites to visit whenever I can. There’s only so many times you can dig into Slashdot [http://www.slashdot.org] or lwn [http://lwn.net] before you need something else to read. Check out betastream, memepool [http://www.memepool.com/], and wincustomize [http://www.wincustomize.com/]. Random enough? And the band I recorded in November [/post/2002/11/07/My-first-studio-session.aspx] has put the tracks up on their site. It’s only the rough mix, but still gutbusting stuff.

As to the frankly ridiculous, try out the goalkeeping equivalent of Captain Oates [http://www.football365.com/All_News/Nationwide_News/story_53276.shtml], or the investigation into laboratory controlled self-cannibalism [http://www.guardian.co.uk/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-24656,00.html]. As it was said to me, “Education’s a wonderful thing, isn’t it?”.

And one final thought - Microsoft changed the name of their new Server product [http://news.com.com/2100-1001-979878.html] for the fourth time, dumping the .NET moniker to leave it at Windows Server 2003, “so as not to disrupt the ecosystem”. I was unaware of the impact of .NET on ring-tailed lemurs and other endangered species (OS\2 users, perhaps?). That tells me!!??

Posted on January 11, 2003   #.NET Web Services  

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