Yesterday was a long day. I got up at 4:15 a.m., drove to the airport, and caught a 5:50 a.m. flight to LaGuardia. I cabbed into the city and did two talks on ASP.NET 2.0 at the Microsoft Financial Services Conference. Then I met Charles Petzold and MSDN Magazine’s Stephen Toub for dinner, returned to the airport, and caught a late-night flight home.

I had intended to visit the World Trade Center site and take a few pictures, but time ran out on me. I did have a great view of the site from the air, however. It looks like a big hole in the ground. The New York City skyline is SO different now. I got angry looking down and thinking about what happened there.

I’m working on a really cool new project for Microsoft now. I can’t say what it is just yet, but I’ll provide details as soon as I can.

I’m also–finally–repairing the retract mounts in the wing of my P-51 so I can get that plane in the air again. It’s my favorite plane to fly, but it’s been out of commission since an aborted take-off last fall ripped the landing gear out. I designed some new mounts that ought to be nice and sturdy and built them out of aircraft plywood and epoxy. I also made some minor modifications to the fuel system and the hardware in the fuselage. If weather permits, I intend to test fly it this weekend.