Obsolete skills

After having Outlook completely "forget" to update a couple of my feed subscriptions I decided it was time to go back to RSS Bandit. Once installed I found that RSS Bandit had added a few feeds that I had long discarded. Of course, Robert Scoble was one of the reentrants. On of the first blog entries I came across was titled "Obsolete skills".

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Thirtysomething.

On the day of the "great blog power outage", I entered my first year as a "thirtysomething". Jenny and I were off relaxing on the San Juan islands. It was a wonderful three day trip of doing basically nothing. It isn't very often that I have a time where the greatest goal for a day is reading a few more pages in a book of fiction. In this case, Pattern Recognition.

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We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming..

It hasn't been a great couple months for my uptime here. First, a couple years worth of logging data exhausted the SQL Server space allocated for my blog. The blog was still up but no new comments or posts were possible until I finally tracked down the issue. Second, mid-last week the datacenter hosting my blog went through a power upgrade. When the datacenter came back up, apparently the majority of the web servers didn't feel like talking to the rest of the world.

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WiX toolset on SourceForge marked Production/Stable.

I am happy to declare that the WiX toolset is now at Development Status: 5 - Production/Stable. I have had a few people urging this upgrade in status for a while so about a week ago Joe and I did the required project maintenance to get the right bits (v2.0.5805.0) posted to the right places on SourceForge. Everything seems to be working so I'm finally comfortable posting publicly on my blog.

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