Niall O’Brien recorded some of our meetings in Cork, Ireland yesterday. Thanks Niall, it was great meeting you too!
Day: December 1, 2005
Lunch with Ireland’s .NET user group leader
Fun thing. Today we were at Dunne and Crscenzi. Let’s see, we’re at an Italian restaurant in Ireland. Hanging out with a French guy. An Iranian woman. And drinking Italian wine. Hmmm.
Maryam and I had a wonderful evening with Paschal Leloup. He runs Ireland’s largest .NET user group and if you follow his blog, like I do, you know he isn’t one to hold back criticism of Microsoft. We talked a bit about what kinds of problems he’s having in .NET. Tonight we got the user group involved and asked them “how many of you are using the new .NET?” About half the hands went up. Then we asked to see how bad the problems were. “How many of you will give it up and go back to the old version?” None of the hands went up.
Douglas Engelbart’s interview online
A couple of weeks ago we had dinner with Douglas Engelbart, inventor of the mouse. That video is now online.