Ruminations of idle rants and ramblings of a code monkey

Update on Pie Run/Geek Ride

A quick update on my previous entry on the Pie Run/Geek Ride. It’ll be KSU at 9:00 AM sharp at the Valero station north of I-10 on Westgreen (at the corner of Westgreen & Park Row). I’ve also planned and mapped out the routes. Each way is about 100 miles … so that should be about 2 hours and no ... [More]

Pie Run/Geek Ride

It’s the end of the month and that means that it’s time for the Two Wheeled Texans’ Pie Run! So … if you happen to ride a motorcycle (doesn’t matter what kind, we don’t care), join us on a ride to New Ulm for good food, good pie (of course!) and good folks. We’ll make it a Geek Ride and we will star... [More]

Favorite .NET OSS Projects?

Open Source
I’ve just gotten back from the 2009 MVP Summit (it was awesome!) and got into a lot of conversations around .NET Open Source, something that I’ve had a soft spot for ever since getting involved with the original Commerce Starter Kit with Rob Conery. And it’s occurred to me that there is no “list” of... [More]

.NET Dojo: Silverlight!

.NET Stuff | Community | Events
We’ve got the next .NET Dojos scheduled - Todd Anglin will be presenting Silverlight! There will be a dojo in Austin as well as Houston. Here are the details: Overview: Microsoft officially released Silverlight 2.0 in October 2008 as a platform for .NET developers to build rich internet applicati... [More]

Url Routing in ASP.NET

Web (and ASP.NET) Stuff
One of the new features in ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 is Url Routing … it’s the magic behind the pretty, clean url’s that you see with Dynamic Data and MVC. If you dig around a bit, almost all (if not all) of the material that’s out there focuses on using Routing with either MVC or Dyn... [More]

Presentation content posted!

Community | Events
Finally getting caught up on getting my presentation content posted. First, there’s the “Building your First Cloud Service” that I delivered at the Aggieland .NET User Group and the North Houston .NET User Group. Next, there are 2 presentations from Houston TechFest: The OWASP Top Ten Review and ... [More]

TechFest Sessions

Community | Events | User Groups
Sessions, that is, that I’m doing or participating in. :-) First, I’ll be participating in Zain’s session on VIrtual Worlds and Virtual World Evangelism. I’ll only be showing a bit of stuff for a few minutes … really just to showcase some of the things that can be done in Second Life. Next … the... [More]

It’s been too long …

Idle Babbling
Yes, I know. It’s been a while. Well, too long. Holidays and such were BUSY BUSY BUSY. And then … well … I don’t know. But yes, I am still alive and kicking. :-) Quick update on upcoming stuff: Houston TechFest is tomorrow!! Houston tech community uber-conference is happening after being resc... [More]

New Houston User Group: Houston D2Sig (Silverlight/WPF)

Events | User Groups
Hello Houston … we have a new user group in town. After some delay due to an unwelcome visitor whose name begins with “I”, the Houston Developer 2 Designer (D2) SIG is holding its inaugural meeting this Thursday. Regular meetings will be on the first Tuesday of the month, but this first one was move... [More]

CSK 3.0 CTP1

CSK | Open Source | Web (and ASP.NET) Stuff
I know, I know, it’s a little late. I said Nov 1st and it’s now Nov 3rd. Here’s what happened – I was all on track to have it ready for the 1st, but then I got sick. I felt like a bowl of cold oatmeal, which is not very good. Kids … I’m tellin’ ya … they’re germ factories. I wound up spending the we... [More]