I bought a 6" Kindle this evening. That is just $189. I think Amazon just dropped the price, I remember I saw that was $2XX few days ago.
Why do I buy that and even not consider to buy a iPad? Firstly, I am not an apple person. Secondly, $189 is a very attractive price, much cheaper than iPad. Besides, all I need is a eBook reader. Kindle can do the job. Moreover, it has an eInk, which is good for my eyes. The normal computer screens, including iPad screen, are so easy to make my eyes tired. Lastly, it got a free 3G connection! I can get books their wireless networks. Moreover, it has a beta web browser, therefore, I will have free wireless internet connection! That is very cool!
Wordpress 3.0 is released. That is more like a real CMS now. You can set admin user name during the installation. Moreover, it has more options to customize your menu. Even you can create own your content type. Well, now Wordpress is not a blogging software, it also can be a CMS.
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Visual Studio 2010 is in the market for a little while. That sounds like no opensource alternative for .Net 4.0 until now. SharpDevelop 4.0 Beta 1 is released. I have tried that. So far, my first impression is slower. I guess that is because the UI is heavy rewritten in WPF. I think most of people will agree WPF got a better appearance and runs slower. But it got a feature I want for long time. Windows forms designer for WPF. Now, you can use the form desginer to edit xaml. That's great! By the way, in release notes, they do not recommend to use the form designer for editing .net 2.0 winfrom files. I tried that, so far, I have not faced any major issues. Well, they don't recommend that, I think you should not do that.
Lastly, so far, I am very happy to the new version. It looks better and got more features!
I found that actually you can develop iPhone app in C#. There is an application from Novell, MonoTouch. I read the documentations, it seems to be directly interface with the native iPhone OS. That sounds quite nice and it supports iPhone OS. Although it sounds powerful, it is not a freeware. Even the professional edition costs $399!