Welcome to Borders' Microsoft Days...

If you're a Microsoftie and you're in the Redmond area this week, swing by the Borders in the Redmond Town Center, where they're having their "Microsoft Days" experience--everything a Microsoftie buys (whether for themselves or for their significant other, hint hint, guys) is 15% off.

Why the advertisement? Two reasons: one, because I love supporting the local causes, and two, because I'm going to be there Friday night on a panel discussion with several .NET notables, including Bill Vaughn (the original SQL Server curmudgeon), Harry "I Got Your Architecture Right Here, Baby" Pierson, contributor to the "VB6 Migration Guide" book Keith Pleas, and possibly (if we can drag them out of the p & p "war room") agile afficionados Peter Provost and Brad Wilson. We have no real idea what we're going to talk about, but given the fact that we all like to express opinions regardless of whether we have any real working knowledge on the subject, I expect it'll be an interesting discussion....

See your local Borders for details, and while you're there, drop into the cafe and grab an espresso from the cheerful cafe staff... caffeine makes everything better.