A bit busy these days, currently at the Office 2.0 conference in San Francisco... what I'm doing there you ask?
Well, hmmm, being a bit against the concept of applications and seeing them being delivered online instead does not do it for me have to admit.
But Ismael is doing a grand job, and getting a iPod Nano with all the conference information on it instead of yet another stupid bag with papers was a superb twist!
But it is a great opportunity to see lots of new faces and meet many that I've been communicating online with for long. Nothing is like a bit of face to face with a beer in hand!
Next week will be SAP TechEd in Amsterdam - then with a couple of days digestive thinking I guess I'll be able to post something of use.
So I'll limit this to some random tourist observations while waiting for the next presentation.
I do like San Francisco a lot!
Nice airport, not much traffic there, and an actual working and comfortable public transport system to get one into town - the BART. Almost Swiss-like that part.
Until I was to buy the ticket: Being a geek-in-training I had a hard time finally admitting I needed help to buy the ticket, but I had to. Here's how that one works - handy if you're ever going here:
First find the fare from the printed sheet on the wall - in my case $ 5.15. Then you find the bill-change machine on the other wall to split your 20 dollar bill into four 5 dollar bills.
Then you feed the machine with two of those, then push the field on the screen that says "deduct a quarter", that will spit out a quarter. Repeat 19 times. The punch the field "deduct a nickel", repeat two times as it spits out two nickels. Now you're at 5.15 so you can choose "print ticket". That was easy was it not? Intuitive or what?
Random note number two: Now I know where European trams go when they die, they go to San Francisco! Really cool 50 year old trams from Milano including nothing but Italian signs - "Uscita" instead of "Exit" and all. Suspect the locals will get real multilingual after a while, nice touch!
More randomness and hopefully more interesting software observations to follow :)