The last month has been really non-stop for me. I had to get ready for our Vegas Vacation/NAB, and the week before I spent at work trying to make sure all my code fixes were checked in (C++). A lot of long hours to make sure I was covered. I thought I was all set with everything but that is never what really happens. Only in a perfect world do you checkin code and never have bugs reported against your stuff. I came back this week to a couple 14 hour days of fixing problems and debugging. The vacation was better so I will talk about that.
The vacation started off well enough. I went to Apple’s – “The Production Value of HD” event held at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel – Rivoli Ballroom. Apple went through all the features of the new FCP HD 5.0. After the showcase was a nice social gathering with food and drink supplied by Apple. It was a nice little get together.
Later that evening, Avid had their “Worldwide User Event” at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas. The Event was less of a product showcase and more of a social event to meet other people in the Industry that use Avid products. I really enjoyed myself and met a lot of new faces. I also saw other people I have worked with in the past. A lot of free drinks… The food was just o.k.
Later that evening everyone met at the Round Bar (still Hard Rock). A lot of talking and meeting people that knew other people that I know. Very small world we live in.
It is ironic that Apple and Avid had their pre-show events on the same day. They dueled all week at the show with their show booths right next to each other. I think Apple is winning the war from what I witnessed during NAB.
I have to get back to finishing a couple things….To be continued