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NAB Vegas Vacation (Part 1)

April 30, 2005

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

The New US Map

November 5, 2004

The Bitter Aftertaste
Election Reinforces U.S. Religious Divide
Moral Values: A Decisive Issue?

Lemmings Everywhere

June 2, 2004

I never realized how many people just follow the crowd. I never realized how many people don’t like to make their own decisions. They would rather follow the person in front of them. This is simply an observation I have made from watching my fellow daily commuters take the train into Boston.