Darth Reed

Now that I have a place to put my quasi-technical babble over at MSDN, the space is reserved for me to spew my political bile and enjoy all things sci-fi. Heh.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Got the wired mouse blues?

It may be inexplicably hard to come by (it was for me in Houston), but there is a full-size Bluetooth mouse out there. I've always liked the Intellimouse Explorer, but I got tired enough of carrying around the giant wireless dongle that goes with the class wireless version -- not to mention the fact that the USB ports on the Tecra M3 are right where I want the mouse to be!. Hence I went looking for a Bluetooth mouse. I didn't want to wait for Amazon to ship it to me, but... Best Buy did not have it, and neither did CompUSA, OfficeMax, Office Depot or MicroCenter. I hate going to Fry's, but it was my last stop anyway so I gave it a chance and that's where I found it. I'm very happy with the Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer for Bluetooth; the only thing that it's missing is an OFF switch so that I don't have to remove the batteries (to save them) while travelling. It may be hard to find, but it's worth it.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

WSE3 Beta! Woot!!

Spiffy new tech preview. Interesting, even if you’re not in the .NET 2.0 world yet, it’s worth knowing about the major upgrades coming your way. Standards compliance, blah, blah. What's really cool is the time savings when implementing boring stuff like encryption, authentication, yadda-yadda.

Down load WSE3 Beta

Rumor has it that there won’t be a WSE3 adapter for BizTalk 2k4, though. ;-( Time for me to start rattlin’ cages about that. It’s not much use to me long-term if it don’t habla BizTalk.

Strike now.