Monthly Archives: September 2010

Birth of Emma Watson

Emma-20100820-27On August 6, 2010, our first baby, Emma, was brought into this world. It’s over a month since then, but as you can imagine, I’ve been busy. Smile She’s a beautiful, healthy, wonderful girl. Every day is a new adventure with her, as she learns something new, does something different, changes her patterns, and explores her world. Right now, she’s just fallen asleep with no almost no effort on our part for the first time.

Of course, I had to mark the occasion of her birth with a LEGO crib!

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(more at flickr, click the image)


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Writing High-Performance.NET Code, 2nd Edition by Ben Watson. Available for pre-order:

Another C# 4.0 How-To Book Give-away

In celebration of the beginning of the school year here in the USA, I’m going to give away a few more copies of my book C# 4.0 How-To .

If you’ve ever wanted a step-by-step guide with practicable code examples for hundreds of tasks in C#, .Net, and Windows, then this is the book for you. So far, I’m very pleased with the reviews its gotten (if you already have the book and haven’t left a review, why not? Smile)

Just leave a comment on this post, and I’ll choose two people at random. You must be in the US or Canada.

Also, for twitter users, if you retweet a link to this post using the hashtag #cs4howto, I’ll include you in the drawing as well.

The more comments and #cs4howto re-tweets there are, the more books I’ll give away!


Check out my latest book, the essential, in-depth guide to performance for all .NET developers:

Writing High-Performance.NET Code, 2nd Edition by Ben Watson. Available for pre-order: