Welcome to the thunderdome


I’m in LA for TechEd, now. I’m on my way over to the show in a few minutes. I think our booth, the Windows Embedded one, is in the orange section of the Technical Learning Center. I’ll be around this afternoon, then all day Wednesday and Thursday. I hope you will come say hello. Also, don’t forget to go get a wristband (from our booth!!) for the Windows Embedded community party tonight at Lucky Strikes; I think it will be really fun.


I am not sure why, but I have started saying Welcome to the Thunderdome a lot. I think it might be pretty annoying, but I can’t seem to stop saying it.


In other news, my hotel room is facing an external, glass-walled elevator that keeps zooming by, literally about 10 feet from me where I’m sitting at my little desk. There’s this awkward moment when it stops on my floor and I make eye contact with the passengers and they notice I haven’t made my bed yet, then we both kind of look away, waiting out the few slow seconds until it starts moving again. Maybe I’ll tape up a little “Hello! Enjoy your trip!” sign they can read through the glass. A little icebreaker, to keep everyone comfortable.


In other news, did you know that there are hard-real time systems that can react in 100 microseconds, and did you know that essentially that means a system can take feedback and make adjustments or react 10,000 times per second, to keep everything going right? And did you know that this is the symbol for microseconds: μs?


WttT, ladies.


Comments (7)

  1. Brett Chapman says:

    As long as you don’t start chanting the line

    "Two men enter, One man leaves…"

    From Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome

  2. Pete Calvert says:

    you missed getting caught with the MCTs! Was that by design? hmmm?

    Great night at the bowling Trika (though we were annoyed when we got kicked off our game halfway throuugh because of another private party starting there.

  3. Pete Calvert says:

    you missed getting caught with the MCTs! Was that by design? hmmm?

    Great night at the bowling Trika (though we were annoyed when we got kicked off our game halfway throuugh because of another private party starting there).

  4. tgrand says:

    Have fun at TechEd!  I met you at last year’s TechEd, you gave me some great cert info, and I’ve followed your blog ever since.  Thanks for all the cheerful poasts.  Would’ve liked to have said hi this time around but alas, no traveling for me this year.

  5. trikah@microsoft.com says:

    Pete, I’m sorry I missed the big night out! That would have been fun. Great seeing all of you guys, as usual.

    Mssr. trgrand, nice to hear from you and thanks for reading my blog. I think that’s nice. You aren’t the only one w/no travel – Teched was really fun but definitely quieter.

    Will look for you next time.

    Trika

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