Betsy Blogs World Tour: chapter 2


Ok, so a rounding sound of appreciation for the patient UK user group folks who had to put up with my Webcast today – the phones didn’t work at first, my laptop cut out of live meeting and then Eileen’s would and she’d use mine – and I’m just enough of a terrified public speaker that any changes like that are hard for me to roll with. We know better for next time.


One fellow, bless his heart, asked when there’d be a Gotdotnet blues single cut for the music stores. He, and all the rest of them, are getting Gotdotnet t-shirts for that. 🙂


The Microsoft campus in Thames Valley Park is interesting – more like an IKEA-furnished dotcom skyscraper than the wooded forest buildings I call home in Redmond. They have desk available for temporaries and that’s where I stayed, answering emails. Then Eileen and I sped off to her house in the countryside – YES, LONDON traffic is FAR WORSE than Seattle’s – where we joined her friends and husband to see “She Stoops To Conquer” – a play several hundreds of years old but had all the man-woman foibles down to a t. We then went into Eileen’s “OSI model of love,” which I won’t recount here but in sort of the men are from Mars, women are from Venus angle has the sexes processing information in different stacks (hint: women get the decryption layer) and of course all of us get it completely wrong.


Damn, I love talking to technical women. The metaphors are just so different. 🙂


I may not get to blog again til Amsterdam. Wish me luck, keep the peace, and live it vivid! 🙂


 


 


 


Comments (5)

  1. Betsy,

    Thanks for the live meeting on Friday and the cross link.

    To be honest i am not too disappointed there wont be a gotdotnet blues single, but the t-shirt sounds great.

    and thanks for answering all my questions, and following up on the ones which were not directly in your arena.

    Regards

  2. Adam Field says:

    Even with the occasional audio dropout, the LiveMeeting session was well worth it.

    Thanks for your time Betsy 🙂

  3. richy_roo says:

    Betsy, Thanks so much for the GotDotNet T-Shirt it arrived this morning..

    i’m off to the pub now to impress the girls

    🙂