I've been in absentia for quite a while now. I'm sorry. Things have been very busy, and very tough for me.
Anyways, a couple of announcements:
* DirectX has been updated AGAIN. The December 2004 release is now out, and I should be completing the code update for the C# book relatively soon. * I might look into using C# for BetterMUD 2.0. It's so sexy.