Well, I just concluded my 4 days in Las Vegas for the Microsoft Developers Conference at the Bellagio Hotel. It was a great conference. I attended 15 different seminars on a whole range of topics. My focus though was on development tools for software for Intel based PC's. It has been a while since I had been to a Microsoft conference and these events always are chock full of brand new stuff to learn. At this years event, Microsoft announced the release of their new version of their development environment, so there was a lot to learn.
There wasn't much spare time at this event, and I kind of like it that way. After all, if I'm here on business, we ought to get to business and then get headed home. About the only thing I got to do was get out one night and walk down the strip, check out a couple of the casino's that have been added since the last time I was here, pick up some supplies at CVS Pharmacy and then head back. This trip has had a lot of walking to it. I've logged over 8 miles each of the 4 days I was here, WOW!!! One of the other things that I thought was of interest while I was here was my first 'Hybrid' bus. It looked like it was straight of the mono-rail at Disneyland. As I update the blog, I am sitting at McCarren field waiting for my flight to board. I am so looking forward to getting home to Carol and the pups.
Now that I have this conference out of the way, I can start preparing for the Northern California Samboree which is being held at the Lodi Grape festival grounds. This was the first samboree that we went to 3 years ago and we are looking forward to returning to it. This time, I will be conducting 3 seminars on computers for RV'ers. I'll be doing 'Campin and Computin', my introduction to computers for RVer's as well as a session on Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. I'm doing these based on the input that I got back from folks at the first seminar that I did in Lancaster late last year.
Well, I guess that is about all for now. Take care all and remember... Happy campin! - Eric -