# Saturday, September 23, 2006

Former President Bill Clinton, angrily defending his efforts to capture Osama bin Laden, accused the Bush administration of doing far less to stop the al Qaeda leader before the September 11 attacks. Is this guy serious? Does he believe his own hype?

Let's do the math:

President Clinton had 8 years. Bush had <8 months.

Osama bin Laden targeted the US on 9/11 because of the lack of response by Clinton. Let's review:

USS Cole: No response.

African Embassy Bombings: 4 cruse missiles (2 for each embassy bombed).

Saudi Arabian Towers: an FBI investigation, no response abroad.

World Trade Center bombing: an FBI investigation, no response abroad.

Earlier this month, Clinton dismissed as "indisputably wrong" a U.S. TV show that suggested her was too distracted by the Monica Lewinsky scandal to confront the Islamic militant threat that culminated in the September 11 attacks.

Then why did you not capture him Bill?

Those who live in glass houses should not be throwing stones...

posted on Saturday, September 23, 2006 9:31:37 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, September 8, 2006

I've been helping out with an event over in Bulgaria. Two days, tons of content. If you are anywhere near Bulgaria, it is super cheap to attend! Click here to register.

posted on Friday, September 8, 2006 2:56:20 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, September 7, 2006

BarCamp is coming back to New York City for a second round!  I'm happy to announce that BarCamp NYC will be hosted at the Microsoft office in midtown Manhattan.  (The first round of BarCamp in NYC took place last January.)

What is BarCamp?  BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment.  It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from attendees.  Check out BarCamp.org for more information

I'll post more details about the event as it draws closer.  However, watch the BarCampNYC2 site for the latest information.  In the meantime, if you're interested in helping out by speaking, please visit the site and add a session to the Proposed Sessions list!  The session schedule gets hacked together on the morning of the event. 

posted on Thursday, September 7, 2006 2:29:20 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Had some Pizza with Carl Franklin on .NET Rocks. (Yea yea Richard was along for the ride too.) Click here to listen!


posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2006 2:18:25 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Malek and Richard started a rumor that girls in the Middle East like me.

Maybe this is a case of believing your own hype, but I think I have something here with Turkish rock stars. First there was Candan Erçetin. I met her in Istanbul last April. She liked me. Then the infamous incident of the beautiful young rock star (Sebnem Ferah) last December in Istanbul. (I won't say anymore to protect both the guilty and innocent.) Now Hepsi. They have made a song where they shout TEMPO TEMPO FORTE FORTE FORTE!

Maybe I should move. :)

You can watch the video of the song here:

posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 1:18:07 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Client/Server, N-Tier and SOA: Today and Tomorrow

Join Rocky and Steve in a discussion about the present and future of Microsoft's client/server communication technologies, including Remoting and WCF. Learn whether client/server and n-tier will be replaced by SOA, or whether these architectures can co-exist. Find out how these technologies and concepts apply to you as you build web, Windows client/server and occasionally connected Windows smart client applications. You'll learn about today's options, tomorrow's options and how you can help position yourself to move forward over time.

Speaker: Rockford Lhotka, Magenic Technologies & Steve Lasker, Microsoft Corporation

Rockford Lhotka is the author of the Expert VB 2005 Business Objects and Expert C# 2005 Business Objects books from Apress. He is a contributing author for Visual Studio Magazine and he speaks at major conferences around the world. Rockford is the Principal Technology Evangelist for Magenic Technologies, one of the nation's premiere Microsoft Gold Certified Partners.

Steve Lasker is a Program Manager for Visual Studio at Microsoft. He is responsible for many of the data design time features in Visual Studio. Steve’s team owns the Typed DataSet designer, Data Wizards and the new Data Sources window. His background in broadcast engineering, e-commerce startups, and consulting has taken him through the cycles of client, browser, CE; and with .NET, returned to client-based apps that leverage the Internet as the transport.

Date: Monday, September 11, 2006

Time: Reception 6:00 PM , Program 6:15 PM

Location: Brooklyn Marriott , 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn , Room/Floor TBD Directions: A/C/F to Jay Street/Borough Hall R to Lawrence Street/MetroTech 2/3/4/5 to Borough Hall

posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 10:09:04 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, August 22, 2006

One of my developers in India, Pradeep Tiwari, has posted an article on Reflection and the CodeDom.

posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 10:43:30 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Thursday, August 17, 2006
Leveraging SQL Server 2005 Query Notifications in ASP.NET 2.0 and ADO.NET 2.0

Subject:   Both ADO.NET 2.0 and ASP.NET 2.0 take advantage of SQL Server 2005's Service Broker. Although ADO.NET 2.0 is only able to receive query notification from SQL Server 2005, ASP.NET 2.0 has an implementation that will also know about database changes in SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 7. This session will demonstrate how to receive notifications through both ADO.NET 2.0 and ASP.NET 2 as well as cover the pros and cons and the many rules surrounding Query Notification.

Speaker:   Julia Lerman, The Data Farm

Julia Lerman is an independent consultant who has been designing and writing software applications for 20 years. She lives in Vermont where she runs the Vermont.NET User Group. Julia is well known in the .NET community as an INETA Board member, Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider and prolific blogger. She is a frequent presenter at DevConnections, DevTeach and other conferences as well as writing articles for MSDN Magazine, CoDe Magazine and other well known technical publications. You can read Julia's blog at thedatafarm.com/blog.

Date:   Thursday, August 17, 2006

Time:   Reception 6:00 PM , Program 6:15 PM

Location:    Microsoft , 1290 Avenue of the Americas (the AXA building - bet. 51st/52nd Sts.) , 6th floor
Directions:  B/D/F/V to 47th-50th Sts./Rockefeller Ctr
1 to 50th St./Bway
N/R/W to 49th St./7th Ave.

posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 8:27:51 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback