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InterOp is Over

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

So InterOp is finally over. Next week is a relaxation week; I don’t have much scheduled. This past week in Vegas was fun, busy, stress-filled, and sleepless. I spent a lot of the week in the NOC (~12 hours a day). In the evenings I met up with some of out customers, OSH or Orchard Supply Hardware who have become really good friends of mine. Their chief architect introduced me to pai gow, and I spent a lot of time playing that game with them. Believe it or not pai gow helped me make up for my losses at the blackjack table, though most days I did pretty well at blackjack. just one night killed me (I was down quite a bit). My co-worker, Greg, also introduced me to roulette (which I didn’t do well at, and subsequently don’t like all that much). Overall I was up though, which is a good thing.
My last day there, all my co-workers went out to a nice dinner at R & M seafood (int he Mandalay Bay). this was actually a really good restaurant, and they had a good sake selection. Having sake is reminding me of how much I actually miss being in Japan.

InterOp is a Go!

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Alright. I’m here in the InterOp NOC and the network is all online. After several extremely long days, tempers flaring, and frustration abound everything has finally stabalized. Now that I have a free moment, I figured I’d stop by and leave a posting. No pic this time, but I have some interesting ones I took while I was in Toronto and I’ll get pics from InterOp here.

One of the team leads here, “Padre” is apparently going to feature one of our products on his webcast/website and asked me to appear on the webcast. Padre is one of the main people at, so I may appear there in the near future. Padre also maintains all the webcams here, and I have been informed that there are a total of 8 webcams for you all to enjoy. Here are the addresses. Some are fixed cameras, and some are navagatible, however if someone else is controlling them, please don’t fight over control and wait your turn.  

InterOp here we come!

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Down the home stretch, I arrived at InterOp today. Aside from the hectic schedule, I’m hoping to be able to get to some poker tables and some blackjack tables either tomorrow night or next week when the conference winds down. My company put me up in the Mandalay Bay for the next week and a day, so I’ll probably be working through the weekend. The room is actually really nice, and it’s times like these I wish I had a girlfriend who could come with me and stay while my company pays for the trip to Vegas (winkwink).

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