Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Microsoft’s blockbuster proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard for $67.8 billion. And some other stuff.
Tips and picks
Tip of the week: Dev is back, baby!
Follow along as I revive two of my previous article series:
- Programming Windows, picking up in the .NET era – I’ve already written 9 new articles
- Programming projects, now monthly, starting with a modernization of the Windows Forms/C# version of .NETpad
App pick of the week: .NETpad
Soon, everyone will be able to download the WinForms version of .NETpad. It has a few key advantages over Notepad.
Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft fixes yet another botched Patch Tuesday update
Codename pick of the week: Nickel
Back to the periodic table this week for our codename. Windows 10 (and 11) 21H2 was Cobalt. Windows 10 and 11 22H2 is Nickel. Some references to Nickel have been showing up lately. Thanks, Tero.
Beer pick of the week: Shacksbury The Vermonter Cider
The Vermonter is a dry, gin botanical cider made by slowly fermenting apples and adding juniper berries. 6%. Vergennes Vermont. Very flavorful.