Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Yes, it's 4 in the morning. Yes, I'm still on east coast time. Yes, I'm tired...but I'm having fun.

First, a special nod to Larry (@larry_slo) from Perceptive Software...he hooked me up with a USB charger for my blackberry. I can now maintain contact with the family without having to resort to extraordinary measures.

So where did I leave off?

Oh yeah, stupid phone.

So I asked the security desks at both the Excalibur and Mandalay...and they had a hundred different chargers, just no BB chargers.

So I tried the stupid $5 quick charge machine, which didn't work for sh...

I then wandered up to the OAUG Headquarters and asked them. Allison Dixon (@COLLAB_10_OAUG) came to my rescue again and helped me to get a temporary charge. Then Larry came through big time with the loan.

With phone ready, I was able to go through the exhibition hall with no worries. First stop, beer. Tecate. It was 5...and everyone else was doing it, so why not me? Besides, I was asked to deliver one to Jeff Smith (@hillbillytoad) and Todd Sheetz (@toddsheetz).

Almost forgot, I am no longer an Oracle employee (imagine that, me with a short stint somewhere).

That was Allison's doing. OAUG staff is awesome.

I also met Craig Shallahamer of OraPub fame, who presented at SOUG a couple of weeks ago (I missed it as I was out of town).

Somewhere, somehow, I made it to dinner where I wouldn't eat this guy:

He had eyes and legs...I don't eat shrimp like that.

Great day...I'm exhausted...going to bed. Start over again tomorrow.

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