I must apologies for the dearth of posting this week – but it is for good reason. I am busy getting ready to head down to PDC05. As we speak I am polishing my collection of demonstration virtual machines that I will be using in my presentation. Believe me – when you are going to be doing live demonstrations of kernel debugging a virtual machine, running virtual machines in complex network configurations, etc… you want to make sure that everything is configured correctly.
For a long time now one of my favorite Virtual PC demos has been to fire up a Windows 98 virtual machine, FDISK the hard disk (rendering it unbootable) and to then just discard the undo disks and boot up Windows 98 again. It is a fun demo – but I can tell you that the first dozen times I did this demo in public it was hard to maintain a confident attitude as you booted the virtual machine thinking ‘Please, please, please boot…’
However having done that demo millions of times without failure now it does not phase me anymore.
Anyway – I am looking forward to a fun week at PDC and at getting a chance to hang out with all the people there and hear what they have to say about our products.