What happened?!?

There I was, doing so well, blogging from RSDC…and then nothing…

Well, my laptop’s video died! It started having nice, multi-colour bars all over the screen. This basically meant that I was SOL for the rest of the conference. OK. I could have use the terminals that were provided to the attendees – if they had not been taken down!

So what happened during these few days incommunicado? For one thing, I was attacked by a bird. And not even a big bird. I took a walk in the evening and must have strolled close to a nest because this bird suddenly started bombing dives, hitting me with its wings. It was an interesting adventure.

I also managed to get a bit of shopping done at Downtown Disney – I can’t be away from home for a week and not bring back some “souvenirs” (although I saw nothing of Disney World)! My only complaint were the prices! They must be making a huge profit on merchandising! But then, the smiles on the kids was worth it!

On the plus side of the laptop failure is that I got to enjoy the flight home without feeling like I had to do some work.

Foolish me…

There I was, thinking I might have half a day to go and enjoy a bit of Disney magic next week at the Rational Software Development Conference, when the gods decide that it would not be so… My Sunday is now fully booked with customer meetings (and the inescapable, compulsory, employee meetings). That not too bad – I would still have the Thursday afternoon… But no more! The powers that be have declared that a meeting afternoon! Since most, if not all, of the product managers will be at the conference, we will now all spend the afternoon together planning the future!

OK. I guess I am allowed at the conference because I have some work to do there. Oh well! I guess I’ll just have to come back on vacation (next year?) and bring the kids…