Even though I was badly ill during last couple of days managed to put some time into optimizing the code of my blog. Now it runs faster. Still there are few areas which I have to work on. Folks who are checking on browsers other than IE, not sure what you will see in some areas. Still haven't tested on other browses.
Also, gave a complete face lift to the site.
Windows Vista session on the first day by Ramnish Singh was a great session. Everybody was thrilled by seeing the features of Vista. At the end of the session everybody came to the MVP Stall expecting to get a copy of the Vista DVD.
We only had a limited number of copies, so we made a request from the gathered crowd 'if there are many from the same company we can give one copy and please share' and also made another request from them 'if you have collected one during the session by answering questions please don't try to get another copy'. But some didn't listen to any of those requests. Some guys who got the DVD during the session was there among the crowd. I can mention few of them by their names :) , anyways nothing personal. If any of 'them' are seeing this post please remember that all MVPs are very disappointed about you. Why don't they understand the concept of sharing. When I took few copies of the DVD to my hand some started fighting for those ... which was a very unpleasant and undisciplined scene. Table on the stall was pushed far away ... stall was skewed. Due to this finally we had to stop giving out any more DVDs for the day.
One gentleman even kind of threatened me saying he is 'going to complain this to Sriyan'. (Mr. Sriyan de Silva Wijeyeratne is the Country Manager for Microsoft Sri Lanka). Anyway after I explained him the situation I think he understood.
Anyways we understand one thing, whole crowd tried to get a copy of the DVD because of the enthusiasm you have for this great next generation operating system. So no hard feelings. And we will try our best to arrange something on this. But this is not a promise. Folks these DVDs doesn't come free :)
It's an ancient Chinese food management/organizing/storing technique while you are eating. Sorry folks ... can't disclose any info about this because it is under the NDA
. Manzi will publish more info about this.
Setting up the labs was a heavy task on 13th night. Few of us missed some parts of the entertainment night.
Thanks to all the volunteers from the .NET User Group who helped us on this. I only remember names of few of them. So I decided not to mention any names
It's 7 AM and Tech.Ed Sri Lanka 2005 is starting in about 2 hours. I'm sure it's going to be very exciting.
Checkout my blog in next couple of days, I'm planning to give updates ;)
There's going to be a whole heap of giveaways for all you guys coming down to Tech.Ed. There is of course the standard Tech.Ed T-Shirt and Backpack that all attendees plus a whole lot of lucky guys are going to walk away with some really cool stuff including
- Microsoft Xbox Console
- Suntel CDMA High-speed Broadband Connection
- Sennheiser Wireless Headphone
- Microsoft USB Watches
- Microsoft Optical IntelliMouse
- Microsoft Jackets, T-Shirts & Caps
- Windows Vista DVDs
- Visual Studio 2005 Team System Beta2 DVDs
and the list keeps on growing…
Source : TechEd Sri Lanka 2005 Blog