Oh yeah, also I've got plenty of information on how to make a COM dll .NET compatible. Being able to deploy a single .DLL for a 3rd party to reference agaist in MSVS, which will automatically build a .NET interop layer dll based on the embedded tlb (typelib info). It works pretty well, but in theory all that "thunking" will be a small performance hit.
Anyways, I'm still a spaz. I can't work tommorow (work work) because the test system will be offline so the office mgmn can replace a transformer that has been blacking out the office park. In theory this gives me plenty of time finish up the COM tutorial and any assoicated research. In reality I need to clean my car, get it down to the DMV to finally get my oregon license plates, go shopping for things like bread and ketchup (current bottle is congealing or something), and start deep cleaning my apt for company in 2 weeks.
In assoication w/ my spaz nature, I've been eyeing ruby again. It's something I want to love, but have little reason to do much with it. Lots of toys, like Webrick, Mousehole, Camping etc. The language is "neat", but find my mind blown a bit at programming something of complexity in it. Toys are toys, not wmd's. Then again I'm a sucker for pain (BREW, Symbian, J2ME, COM, VB, J2SE <-> Linux Serial. And that's just in the past 1 year)
Don't expect a tutorial sunday afternoon. sorry, rate me down accordingly
Wink and a nod