Archive for October, 2006|Monthly archive page

Free .NET 3.0 eLearning courses

That’s right. For a limited time, you can download Workflow Foundation, Windows Presentation Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation courses from the Microsoft eLearning at no cost.

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New Tagline

Just changed the tagline of my blog.

I was listening to the Hanselminutes podcast on “Globalisation” – the guys were discussing big endian / little endian byte order and the fact that the Internet is Big Endian and Intel systems are little endian and there is a layer in between (somewhere in the stack) that does the byte-flipping.

This podcast is really great: the number of feed subsciptions in my feed reader has doubled and I now know what shrinkster is.

How Nerdy Are You?

Here’s my score:

I am nerdier than 84% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!

I am nerdier than 84% of all people. Are you nerdier?

The Meaning of Life

This post has little or nothing to do with the meaning of life, but I if you’re reading this, I guess I got your attention.

Another “exciting” year of CS degree has begun and I have now switched back to the usual routine of working two days a week. Having worked full-time throughout most of the summer, I can honestly say that, while working, I did miss the simplicity of university life and having that extra bit of time to do the little things, like: sitting in Cafe Nero and listening to classical music over a cup of double espresso, reading a good book, getting that extra hour of sleep, meeting up with friends and many other small activities that make your life complete.

Regardless of whether you are working full-time or not, I guess, the important thing is to make most of each day and try to achieve something (share knowledge with someone, learn something new, reach a new level of self-awareness, perhaps), so that at the end of the day you can proudly say: “That was a day well spent, not a day wasted”.

My thoughts on Windows Live Writer

I’ve started using Windows Live Writer (WLW) about two weeks ago and I’s say it’s a pretty good tool. Despite the fact it is still in beta, I’ve had no crashes and the performance is roughly what you’d expect from an application this small – damn good!

The only shortcoming I have discovered so far is not being able to specify a new post category. For some reason I can only choose one or more of the existing ones. I do like the extensibility model (although it’s not an area I had a chance to explore).

Now that I’ve started Level 2 of the CS degree, hopefully, I will find some time to look into this…

Perpendicular Storage by Hitachi

Want an explanation on how Perpendicular Storage Technology works? Visit Perpendicular Animation.

Remember to turn up the sound.