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26 November 2007 in General | Comments (3)

Lena and I got back from our holiday to Rarotonga this weekend.

Needless to say, we had a kick ass time and managed to unwind as well as do some really cool things that we couldn’t do here in New Zealand.

I have always been the sort of guy that doesn’t take many holidays, this year I had taken 1 day off prior to this holiday and when I left Intergen I had about a month of solid leave owing to me. What I noticed at the end of this holiday was that by unwinding and having a very relaxing time I was feeling hungry to hit the ground with more vigor upon my return.

I’m finally realising the value of a good holiday: de-stress + come back re-engerised. Certainly will be looking to have proper holidays more frequently in the future (more often than once every three years anyway!).

– JD

P.S. Only 12, 000 spam comments blocked by Akismet while away! :-)

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3 November 2007 in .Net & Microsoft | Comments (0)

I’ve just finished my session at Bootcamp in Christchurch, the topic being “C# 3.0 Language Enhancements”. Thanks to everyone who came along, I’m consistently impressed by how laid back things feel when presenting in Christchurch.

As promised, here are my slides and demo’s for download: C# 3.0 Language Enhancements Presentation

Keep in mind that these demo’s are built against Beta 2 of the .NET 3.5 runtime (Orcas Beta 2).


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