This week, Microsoft is hosting WinHEC (Windows Hardware Engineering Conference) and Driver DevCon 2005, events geared towards developing Windows-based hardware and, or course, drivers for hardware. What makes this year's event so exciting are a few things:
1) Longhorn has enough industry buzz that people are anxious for information, especially with Beta 1 around the corner.
2) New technologies, notably version 2.0 of the .NET Framework, VS.NET 2005 (Whidbey), and SQL Server 2005 (Yukon), are all, obviou... [More]
I came across this interesting story about a Tennessee resident having to pay New York State Income Tax. (Story here.) In prior years, he paid tax based on 25% of his income, since he travelled to New York 25% of the time.
This is an interesting quandry, and parallels the debates of paying sales tax on goods purchased on the internet. New York's argument is that they deserve to collect tax in a situation where the individual chooses to live outside of New York, but be employed within New York; a commo... [More]