You'll note that the "What's New" format changed a bit - the bulleted list had to go.

OK, I just got one book cover image. It's not the official "final" one - it's basically a template that Apress uses for new books. But I love the fractal image in the upper-left hand corner!

CIL Programming: Under the Hood of .NET

What is it with weblogs and techie-only information? I mean, it's not like I'm expecting everyone to print every one of their thoughts, feelings and ideas to the Internet, but hearing that version of whatever tool their working on gets a little dull. Don't get me wrong, I love the tech-talk. Really, I do. But I also love hearing if someone is playing in a band or what they thought of the last novel they read (and no, "Advanced Compiler Design and Implementation" does not count). It's not a criticism - to each his/her own. But a little more insight into what someone does beyond the 1s and 0s is always interesting. Guess that's why I like Robert's site. Of course, I should be a little more open about my life as well (hey, I told you about Camp Snoopy a while ago!).

I finally broke out the Paul Reed Smith tonight. I haven't played guitar in about two years - drumming has been my thing. But I getting the itch again. Man, do I suck. My fingers do not have the fluidity that they did - everything feels tight. I'm not suprised - it's going to take some time to get the feel back again. I forgot how light a PRS guitar is - they're wonderful pieces of craftmanship.

By the way, if there are any developers in the Twin Cities area that are musicians that would like to get together and jam, give me a buzz. I can play what is needed, but my focus is still on drumming these days. I don't goof off when I play, but I always have fun. My primary influences are progressive rock, but I'll play anything so long as everyone wants to do it. It can be a simple trio or a five-piece.

I'm also giving a talk on .NET security in the Microsoft office this Thursday. See Magenic's site for more details and directions.

* Posted at 04.24.2002 12:00:00 AM CST | Link *

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