Consequently I was on fire when it came to working on the FAQ - finished off another 3 entries in addition to the one I posted yesterday. I won't bother posting them here as it'd take up far too much space. Needless to say I was still going strong at gone 3am....
Vista beta testers got given access to an updated build on Saturday (an interim RC1 I think). Sadly its taking forever to download... clocking a solid 18kb/sec for a 2.5gb ISO just aint fun. Probably be mid-week before I actually get a completed file to burn... but I'm slightly optimistic that this build will actually install, unlike the previous 4-5 [headshake]
One of the benefits us Microsoft MVP's get is a $150 credit at the MS company store - which is very nice of them. You've only got the year of your award to spend it, so it doesn't roll-over if you get reawarded. Given that my award ends as of next Friday I figured I'd make use of the $70.01 remaining on my account.
MSDN subscription means I've got all the software I need, I bought a mouse and keyboard already and can't think of any other hardware. Prime candidate was books - I picked up a copy of Code Complete a while back and I wanted to spend the last of my allowance on some C#/.NET books. Sadly they've been out of stock for a couple of weeks and I don't see them reappearing before my account gets deleted... Although, knowing my luck they'll appear in stock tomorrow [lol]
So I figured I'd just have a browse around and see what took my fancy:
Blue Light Up Mouse Pad 4-port 2.0 hub
360 Messenger Bag
Colby Pen-Light Blue
Grand total - $69.98 with a mere $0.03 left on the account. I figure it'd be hard to get any closer to the allowance [grin]