Tuesday, April 26, 2005

.NET in Kansas City

Since I have finally started developing in .NET, I'd like to let people know about the Kansas City .NET User's Group. We meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. They have enticing door prizes like the C# book I won! Don't know the language, but it was free. There is typically a 'keynote' speaker discussing a .NET topic, but this month they talked about blogs.

Tim Hibbard has been raving about this technology for a long time and finally got me to start my own blog, as you are reading now. Just as each blog is unique, so are the sites that host them. Tim chose geekswithblogs.net, which was started by Jeff Julian right here in Kansas City.

As our company, EnGraph, is continually evolving into .NET and utilizing these other amazing technologies, I can only say that I hope your company does not miss the boat. More people are viewing our website through our RSS feeds than all other means. It is a great way share, find and deliver information.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Roy Wins

I have to say that I am happy for Roy Williams finally winning the national championship. I went to KU from 1990 to 1997 and he was an icon in Lawrence. I take solace in the fact that I still believe he would have rather won it at KU. Had that happened, however, I feel he may have left KU sooner and I am glad he stayed as long as he did. The roots of where you went to school are very strong and Roy did not go to KU, he went to UNC.

For the people who protested for the firing of Bill Self should look at his record and what he said when he took the job. He said that KU was always where he wanted to coach. He took Tulsa from nobody to somebody and essentially took Illinois (partly) to their first national championship game. Bill is easily a top 10 coach in the nation and we are lucky to have him. Roy kinda tore our family apart 2 years ago, but now it will be Bill's and he will bring one home for the Hawk faithful.