Monday, September 27, 2004

Too busy to blog

Blogging seems to be one of those things I can do more of when there is less to talk about!
When I'm doing lots of things that would probably be interesting to put in my blog I am too busy doing those things to write in my blog!
This leads me to wonder if blogging is a way of creating something interesting when there is nothing else interesting going on :)
I know when I was writing my book my blog became a good distraction.
Now that my book is pretty much done. I'm back out on the road working with companies and visiting interesting places. Some of what I am doing I cannot put in blog as I have signed many NDAs in the last few months. The rest of it I could bring you up to date on.
I am now in San Francisco. The sun us shining and life is good.
I flew in the other day from Seattle where I have been for the past two weeks.
In Seattle I was doing some work with Microsoft. Everything I am doing revolves around the mobility space. This includes Tablet PCs, Windows Mobile and MapPoint.
MapPoint has really got me excited now that it is possible to have maps on mobile devices. Watch out for some articles and code samples soon.

Friday, September 10, 2004

eXtreme .NET

A few folks have been asking about the book I've been working on. As you can see it's now listed on Amazon. I'm in the final stages of the copy edit and it is on schedule for release this November. I'm looking forward to getting this project completed now!

European tour

I've just finished traveling around Europe. I started in Greece at the end of the games and then was in Italy for a while before ending up in Paris. More travel means more books getting read. The last 3 books are:

This book was a little harder going than I remember other Bill Bryson books. Still it is jammed full of interesting facts. I give this book 6 out of 10.
Moore is funny and serious at the same time. The contents of this book are horrific and yet somehow manaaged to get me to laugh most of the way through it. this book gets 8 out of 10.
After reading The Da Vinci Code I wanted to read some more by Dan Brown. I don't think this was as gripping as The De Vinci Code but I still wanted to get to the end and see what happened. It's a good thriller. 7 out of 10.