I know I blogged that I haven’t been dogfooding, but Don’s post about programming without generics hit home. For example, look thru the source code for dasBlog and you’ll see a ton of hand-written type-safe collection classes that Whidbey will just eliminate en masse. So I loaded up an older laptop with Longhorn & Whidbey. I have been more interested in Whidbey than Longhorn so far, but I figured since I could dedicate hardware (LH runs much better on my 650MHz P3 than in a VPC on my 2GHz P4) I might as well go all the way. Plus, an old friend who spent his Christmas vacation @ Whistler brought me an authentic Longhorn Saloon & Grill hat.