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Sunday, May 22, 2005

I just downloaded the new WinFX SDK for VS Beta 2.  I will install it tonight and start reviewing the changes.  I've been spending quite some time with WinFX lately and it is exciting and daunting at the same time.   It is remarkable the amount of work that went into it.  However, IMHO they've exposed quite a bit of useless stuff (from a business apps point of view)  The whole animation namespace and the 3D stuff is nice and everything but applies to select few graphics specialists.  I honestly don't see how businesses will benefit from these two features.   The good thing is that they also did an awesome job on the text formatting and document namespaces, I've always thought that's an area where WinSDK was very lacking.

Anyway, I'll be digging in over the next couple of months trying to wrap my head around all this stuff.


Yesterday I took my three girls and boy to see StarWars.  LOVED IT :)  The girls seems to have enjoyed it at least as much as I did.  And Adam kept pointing to Darth Vader and saying “Mean Guy”  :)

My feeling is that this made the first two worth it, it tied everything together nicely.  CG was incredible as usual.  This will definately set a new standard for everyone else to follow. 

Anyway, can't wait to have the whole set on DVD (1-6) so I can spend a whole weekend watching them back to back.