Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Manchester VBUG

Since moving from Toledo I haven't gone to any .NET user groups. Last night that all changed as I went downtown to catch Dave Sussmen and Alex Homer talk about Linq and the MS Enterprise Library. It was a nice venue in a lively part of town (near china town). I really like how Alex had some problems with his demo, but immediately knew how to recover. In the process helped you understand how the situation could easily occur. He covered a bit on Partial Trusts at the end which would be interesting for ISPs or companies that bring in .NET development from outside companies.

Afterward we went across the street to a pub for a while. Alex and Dave are both great guys. We talked about religion in public schools all the way to round-abouts in "Americker" as they say.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Signs of winter in Widnes

When it gets cold, you can see the foxes come out of hiding because they are hungry. Here is one the boy spotted from his bedroom window a few days ago...

To all my poor friends back in Ohio...we've had frost 1 day so far, but complaining about the weather seems to be the official national passtime here.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Another Place

Today we drove to Crosby, a coastal town where an artist named Anthony Gormley put a bunch of human statues in the sand walking out into the sea. Its titled "Another Place". Rumor has it the whole installation is moving to NYC sometime soon.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Dismal election...

Things really did not go my way in this election. The Cosi failure realy bugs me, considering it was 1/6th the cost of the Zoo levi which passed by a wide margin and passed a levi in the last election as well. It doesn't make sense to me.