I've had a really hard time with my iPaq today. First thing this morning I couldn't get it to connect to anything. For ages I poked about - everything looked fine. Then eventually I found, in the asset viewer, that I had no IP address. I Poke about some more but to no avail, then decided to reset the machine; well that did the trick
Then I set about creating a blog post, again from my iPaq, while sitting inside a session room here at the conference. After what must have been a total of around two hours of tapping time, on and off, at the little on-screen keyboard, I decided to post my blog. I turned the wireles back on and pushed post - nothing appeared to happen. After what I now think was probably a simple case of impatience, I started tapping around to see if I could somehow coax the thing to work and, to keep this story short, I managed to loose all my work!
So now I have resorted to a terminal to publish this post. I'm really annoyed as I had carefully typed some usefull stuff and now I'm in something of a hurry I don't have the time to retrieve all the contents from my own memory; I have to get into town to join my team for an evening meal. However I do have time to leave you with the one, bizzare and most notable event, that's occured since my last post.
The last session I attended yesterday was on SQL Server Integration Services. For some reason I decided to sit on the front row, something I never normally do and something I don't intend ever doing again. The speaker was the lead developer for Integration Services, Ashivini ?????, I can't remember his second name right now. After about 10 minutes into his presentation he looked across at me and then just stopped speaking. Feeling jet lagged and conference fatigued, a sense of strange unease came over me. I hadn't been following his words closely over the last couple of minutes and so now I tried to rewind his words in an attempt to find a clue to the pause and his examining stare. Then he suddenly said something along the lines of, "Are you John Mac Enroe... well you look just like him, I really thought you were John Mac Enroe." Naturally the audience erupted into raptuous laughter.
That'll be Ashvini Sharma (http://blogs.msdn.com/ashvinis/archive/2005/07/28/444703.aspx)
I'm sure he'd be amused to read this :)
I think Ashvini Sharma is the guy you're talking about. His blog is at: http://www.sqljunkies.com/WebLog/ashvinis/default.aspx
Yes, it was me. Sorry, Mat!
Didn't mean to put you on the spot, but, man! I've never had that experience before, first time for everything!
No problems Ashvini. If I had been quick enough, I should have said something along the lines of "You can't be serious!".
Mat, does this mean that you are available for tennis / anger management lessons?
No - but I will consider opening shopping centres etc, for a fee of course