Sunday, 08 May 2005

Here's Me (right), my mom, my brother Dave and his daughter, Dara. All together in one place for Mother's Day 2005.


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Sunday, 08 May 2005 13:21:37 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Saturday, 07 May 2005

A couple days ago, I planned a bit of a scheme to surprise my mom on Mother's Day this weekend.

Today I flew from Portland to Denver and then got a car and drove up to Boulder. Only my brother knew I was coming, because I called him and told him a couple days ago when I got the tickets.

My mom and stepdad just moved to Colorado from New Mexico this past week, and when I arrived at the new house and snuck in the front door, Mom was putting dishes in cabinets. I stood behind her as she was talking to my stepbrother's wife, Kate, and put a hand on her shoulder. She just kept talking to Kate, and after a few seconds stood and turned around to see who has placed a hand on her.

She was (to say the least) surprised. The look on her face was more than worth the place ticket and the fact that today I flew on my ninth airplane in the past six days, and tomorrow I'll have to add one more to the list.

Next trip - dad's place in California. Need to plan that one soon. He reads this now and then so it won't be a surprise, but I'm overdue to pay a visit, for sure.

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Saturday, 07 May 2005 20:37:45 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Thursday, 05 May 2005

From now til June 8th, you can do your best to hack an IIS 6.0 server, and if you're successful, you'll win an Xbox. WindowsIT Pro has issues their Hack IIS 6.0 Challenge.

If you think you've got what it takes, head on over and hack away!

  • May 2 - Challenge begins with very basic static HTML web site to focus hackers on hacking IIS code
  • May 16 - ASP.NET web site put up to give more potential hacking angles
  • June 8 - Contest ends
  • June 9 - Winner (or lack of winner) announced at TechEd in Orlando.

All the details are here, and the rules are here.

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Thursday, 05 May 2005 22:16:21 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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Microsoft recently opened the Beta program for Service Pack One for Virtual Server 2005.

SP1 provides support for 64-bit host operating systems including 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP, performance enhancements, built-in support for network installations of guest operating systems, and several other features.

If you're a user of VS 2005 and want to enroll for the beta, visit the VS2005 SP1 information page. For information about Virtual Server 2005, go to the product page or read the whitepaper.

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Thursday, 05 May 2005 16:28:42 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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I haven't done a whole lot of traveling recently, so when I did eight airplanes in three days earlier this week, it threw me for a bit of a loop. I think I was in Salt Lake City yesterday...

How do you really know when you're disoriented? I mean, if you're out of it, can you really judge whether or not you're out of it?

Here's one clue: I dutifully checked my calendar this morning and went to a 10am meeting. Only one problem. I was 24 hours early.

Yeah. Disoriented. Uh huh.

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Thursday, 05 May 2005 09:11:54 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Wednesday, 04 May 2005

Dave Bettin was right - it was worth the trip to Charleston in Omaha for a steak lunch. Wow. Much better than back in Oregon, for sure. It's been more than 15 years since I was last here. Now I see what they're all talking about.

Interestingly, the locals also say the best steaks get shipped out of Nebraska to people who will pay more. Hmmm... How do I get on that list??

There's this really, really bright thing in the sky, and when I go outside my eyes involuntarily squeeze shut. Anyone have any idea what that is?

Fast trip (too fast), nice people, heading back home this evening.

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Wednesday, 04 May 2005 10:37:25 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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