My excuse for being in Japan...
...is a Microsoft Certified Partner conference that isn't actually taking place.
I'm bloggin here from the Westin Tokyo with a pretty awesome view of the city, including the Tokyo Tower that went dark about 1 hour ago (1230AM)
Oh this Japanese culture.... My girlfriend has been here for a week visiting her dad, and I came in tonight and met the family. Now ---- to wrangle a week together (alone) in Tokyo she is actually telling her dad she is going home (to Atlanta) tomorrow.... While at the same time, I just got here on business.... Its a little far fetched, but what are you gonna do.
My first ride on the subway --- I ran into a local with an O'Reilly XML tee-shirt, also a bag promoting some O'Reilly Perl book. Interesting. I have no idea what the software consulting market here is like. Anyone know?
I was thinking hard about some Lost In Translation parady regarding SOA. But, ya know what. I've been up almost 24 hours straight ---- and even though I haven't blogged in months, I'm about to do a half-gainer into my king size bed.