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Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions free until November 2006

Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions free until November 2006

I didn’t realize that the Express Editions of Visual Studio 2005 are only free until November 2006.

We originally announced pricing of Visual Studio Express at US$49. We are now offering Visual Studio Express for free, as a limited-in-time promotional offer, until November 6, 2006. Note that we are also offering SQL Server 2005 Express Edition as a free download, and that this offer is not limited to the same promotional pricing period as Visual Studio Express.


February 21, 2006Comments are DisabledRead More
Hope they pay well…

Hope they pay well…

Keane Canada is looking for 20 Mainframe Programmer/Analysts in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  I hope they pay well because these jobs are, um, not terribly appealing:

Required Skills:

  • JCL
  • DB2
  • Strong analysis skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Independent Learner

Be part of a significant project maintaining software components based on specifications and test changes. Work hours will be early (8:00-5:00) & late (12:00-9:00) shifts with late shifts every other week (50% of the time).

COBOL and JCL with night shifts half the time.  Ugh.

February 18, 20061 commentRead More
MIX 06 – are you going for the conversation?

MIX 06 – are you going for the conversation?

Are you going to MIX 06?  I really wish I could make it but too much is going on here to make room in my schedule.  Grrrr.  I’m going to regret not going to this conference.  It looks like some really interesting stuff is going to happen.  The one I most hope is available online (live or on-demand):  Bill Gates in an unscripted conversation with Tim O’Reilly.  I love listening to Tim O’Reilly speak.  If you haven’t heard him, check out some of the podcasts featuring him over at IT Conversations (

February 17, 2006Comments are DisabledRead More
Microsoft Anti-Spyware Cripples Norton AntiVirus

Microsoft Anti-Spyware Cripples Norton AntiVirus

It’s all over the news sites this week, but in case you missed it:  a definition file update for the beta release of Microsoft Anti-Spyware incorrectly identified Norton AntiVirus as a password-stealing trojan virus.  Then again, not everyone thinks that calling Norton AV a virus is off-base:

February 15, 2006Comments are DisabledRead More
Final 3 Logos for

Final 3 Logos for

After a round of voting from a short list amongst friends and family, we have a final 3 set of logo options for our new church software.  We would really appreciate your comments on which logo you think is best.  Leave a comment below or send us some feedback at  Thanks!

Logo 1:


Logo 2:


Logo 3:


February 3, 20061 commentRead More