An eclectic bunch of (mostly techie) bits that don't really deserve a post each:

Here's a really useful Firefox extension that allows you to run Internet Explorer windows within a FF tab!  IE Tab

It's launch day!  Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, and BizTalk Server 2006 are officially launched at 1700 GMT today. Watch Steve Ballmer launch the products here.

To coincide with today's launch, DataGridGirl has reinvented herself as GridViewGirl!  Yay!

I never realised this before, but it's possible to use Forms Authentication with SQL Reporting Services (both the 2000 and 2005 versions). This is really useful if you want to embed the ReportViewer control in a web application that makes use of Forms Authentication...

MS AntiSpyware is being renamed to Windows Defender.

I'm not the only person finding quirky behaviour in Visual Studio 2005.

Interesting series of articles by Matt Weisfeld about The Object-Oriented Thought Process.

It's the little things in ASP.NET 2.0 that make me happiest - such as the app_offline.htm file :-)

Lots of info is now available about the new generation of MS qualifications that I mentioned in July. I think my plan of attack is going to be finishing off the MCSD.Net (two more exams required), and then try the upgrade exams to MCPD....

I think that's it for now. Incidentally, my mate Bruce claims to know two people who both have an allergic reaction to hearing the word 'smorgasbord'. That's just plain odd, isn't it?