September 2003 - Posts
I finally booked my hotel. When I first registered for PDC all of the Hotels were booked from the Microsoft site. Well through a little research I found out that the Holiday-Inn still has some rooms left that were not booked by Microsoft, you have to pay an extra $30 a night, but you get to stay in a Conference Hotel. Booked!
Holiday Inn City Center
If you haven't already checked out the Wallyisms that have been coming from his blog, check them out.
I was at an unnamed bookstore yesterday looking for a book I really wanted to add to my library. I was in a hurry so I went to there computer to look it up. Great!!! It's in stock on shelf F010, awesome, so I go to look, It's not there. I look through the whole .Net Section, not there. I look through the whole Programming section, not there...Ahhhh...I gave up so I started looking for another book and since I am 7/8 programmer, 1/8 graphic designer I start looking in the graphic design section to see if there was anything I wanted there and what do I see? About ten general programming books and three .net related books (non of which were the book I was looking for)!!!! Why can't bookstores keep their store in-line? Sooo..
A note to the Bookstores: If you want us loyal customers to come into your store and pay $20 over Internet prices for a book then you might want to make it possible for someone to find the book that they are looking for.
A note to programmers: If you are reading a book and decided that you don't want it, maybe someone else does! Please put it back where it should be, it would be most appreciative.
A note from me: Not all my posts will be rants, but I really had a hard time at the bookstore last night. Well have a great day.
This is my first post, I am really excited about contributing to the .net community. I hope that I will not bore any of you guys (and gals) too much. I am 23 and a MCP on my way to having my MCAD.net, one more test away, hopefully I will be done by PDC. My current Job does not allow me to code in .net too much so I am hoping that the certifications plus some side jobs I am doing will be able to get me into a place where I can develop in .net all day long. I am definately a newcomer to .Net, but every moment of my free time I am learning .Net (well if I am not spending quality time with my wife) and disecting any code I can get my hands on. I also totally believe about the career calculus that Eric wrote about and that is why I have decided to shell out the 2-3K and go to PDC.
I am really excited to meet everyone that I have been reading about at the PDC Blogger party. Oh yeah, if anyone needs a room mate at the PDC contact me and maybe we can work something out, I am always about trying to save money, especially since I just registered on Sept. 23 (last day for the $300 discount). It's going to be fun, hope to see you there.