Wouldn’t you know it? Tomorrow I begin a 3-day speaking tour through the Northeast and I’ll be demoing lots of ASP.NET 2.0 code. But suddenly the Visual Studio 2005 beta is crapping out every time I ask it to launch a Web app. The symptom is an unhandled exception, which is apparently coming from VS’s built-in Web server. Reinstalling Visual Studio 2005 didn’t help. Right now I’m uninstalling it and will then try installing it again.

Everything was running fine last week. Evidently gremlins have invaded my laptop. That’s the price you pay when you build your presentations around beta software. Grrr!