Okay - I have been getting requests to write again. The problem is, most of what I would post about is no longer directly related to C# or development tasks. I focus on IT strategy now.
However, I do have something cool to post about. One of our infrastructure consultants noticed me digging around in Outlook yesterday looking for a response to an email. He excitedly ran back to his desk so he could send me a link to a beta-release of an Outlook add-in called Xobni (or Inbox backwards).
This add-in is super cool. When I click on an email in my inbox, I now have a left-hand pane that shows me a picture of the person who emailed me (I uploaded these) along with an extrapolation of the person's contact information, a rating assigned to that person depending on how much we email back and forth, stats on what time of day I am most likely to receive an email from this person, a list of related contacts with links to their info, recent conversation strings (showing what I said, the response, what I said back, etc), and recent file attachements sent to me.
So far, I am a huge fan. Although when I ran the Xobni stats it did make me wonder what the heck I was doing in August to spike my average response time to emails to an all-time high of 35 minutes. I guess I was quite the slacker that month - oh wait...that is when I was on vacation :)