February 15, 2006

Is This Thing On?
Posted by Don McNally in Guest Bloggers

Well, since Jess offered, Iím going to give blogging a try. Time will tell if I have anything interesting or worthwhile to say. This was really supposed to be posted a week ago, but vacation (of all things!) interrupted.

Went to my first Lotusphere this year. What an incredible time! Since reviews of the sessions have been blogged all over the place already, I wonít rehash them. I did attend a lot of the sessions on using DB2 with Notes/Domino and I canít wait to get 7.01 installed (although, that might not be the best idea in some cases). We have a few applications in place already that might benefit from NSFDB2. The Office integration stuff that John Head showed will come in handy as well. And the stuff that Rocky showed was - as he says - just plain kewl.

So here are some personal experiences from the week:
Best experience: standing around the fountain in the Dolphin meeting a lot of people who I have read online
Worst experience: peeling (literally) my lips from the frozen fruit treat we had on Wednesday
Surreal experience #1: sitting at lunch when a group of IBMers filled the rest of the table and talking with Chris Reckling and someone who was involved with the initial involvement of NSFDB2 development (sorry I canít remember his name).
Surreal experience #2: Being part of the group that walked into Boardwalk Brewery, rearranged half the tables and chairs, stood there a minute, then put them all back and walked out.

Thanks to jonvon for encouraging me to blog and to Jess for encouraging and offering a way to do it.



Don - welcome to the blogging world and glad you liked my sessions!


Posted by: John Head at February 16, 2006 11:35 AM

Make that a second for your #2 surreal experience. We must give thought to next year's "Flash mob" task. :-)

Posted by: Jess Stratton at February 16, 2006 05:03 PM

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