Friday, August 21, 2009

Screwed by sky europe

Gotta love the 5 hour delay on a 2 hour flight, and the sudden change of destination. Thanks sky europe, never flying you again. I guess I'm not alone though seeing as you're going bankrupt.

UPDATE: Screwed a second time when they really did go bankrupt and I had to buy a new flight home from vacation.

Friday, August 14, 2009

New Site

Not too long ago I finished working on a new site and forgot to blog about it. The site is American Express Avenue and was created in ASP.NET MVC 1.o. I had a great time learning MVC, LINQ to SQL and a few other things and am hoping this stuff will show up in the next version of MOSS.

I am a Mac

The last few months have seen my trusty T43p Thinkpad slow down and demand retirement. I have to say it was by far the best machine I have ever owned and it was my only computer for the first three years of my business. Sincere thanks to IBM.

I thus decided to buy a replacement, and after much deliberation (ask people who I worked with recently) I decided to buy a MacBook Pro. I bought the flagship 17 inch with almost all the upgrades (didn't shell out the extra grand for 8GB of RAM).

So far I am quite pleased with it. I am sticking with the pre-installed OS since it seems to be working quite well on the machine, and have managed to switch to the Mac world without too many issues. The only big one was that VMWare Fusion froze twice on me and killed two VPCs in the process. Two days of work gone == I am now using parallels. I am just about to embark on a new MOSS project and am curious how well this new setup will work. More in a few months.