Failed MCP Exam 70-553 :(

My current primary client has an annoying habit of closing for random days and half-days, including last Thursday afternoon. I decided to try to make the most of this time off, by taking Microsoft exam 70-553, which has the snappy

Good Day Sunshine

The view from a train window, travelling between Leeds and Halifax on Friday morning.   Even the industrial wastelands of West Yorkshire can look vaguely attractive at first light. I don't usually commute to Halifax by train, but made an exception


Last week I had the pleasure of attending a two-day MSDN event in Harrogate focusing on the upcoming Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 releases. It was one of the better and more enjoyable MSDN roadshows I've been on,

ASP.NET 2.0 QuickStart Tutorials

Beta tutorials for ASP.NET 2.0 are available: I like the "What's New in 2.0" panels at the top of each page - very useful.

.NET SP1 Broke My Blogs :-(

Thanks to Jez for pointing out that since I rebuilt my server over the New Year period, the submit buttons on my sites haven't been working on certain versions of Internet Explorer. Turns out it was entirely due to my

Oooh, more Visual Studio Toys!

Scott Hanselman's list of Ultimate Visual Studio .NET add-ins. I'm gonna have some fun with these. Hey, I never knew that Reflector was available as a VS add-in - cool!