Back from Florida

Ever prepare for something for a really long time, and it comes off without a hitch?  Yeah, that’s what my trip to FL last week was like, totally psyched.  Then again, I wasn’t really worried about my presentation because it’s something I’ve been working on for about 9 months and got a lot of positive feedback, suggestions and a few oohs and aahs 🙂  Those were nice.

My company has an annual conference to bring all of the facility administrators, regional folx, and a lot of the support staff all to one place for a few days to rub elbows, compare notes, and just hang out.  I learned a LOT not only from the talks, round table discussions, and vendor speeches, but also from just hanging out with people who are much deeper in the industry than I am.  I also got to hang out with some REALLY cool people for a few days who wouldn’t give me the 1000 yd stare when I started talking about techie stuff that would help them.  2010 is going to be a very cool year if I have anything to do with it 🙂

Missed the kids and Fae horribly, but after a crappy flight down and an even worse one home, it was a really good experience.  We did some cool team building events, one of which I’ll leave you with to see if you can figure it out.

You have 11 squares that 10 people are standing on.  Imagine they are 1,2,3,4,5, free space, 6,7,8,9,10.  What you have to do is move all 5 people(1-5) to the right, and (6-10) to the left.  You can’t jump over someone who is moving the same direction, and you can only move around one person.  The easiest way to do it is to take a piece of paper, print the numbers 1-11 on the paper leaving the space free in the middle and use pennies, 1-5 heads, 6-10 tails.

Good luck 🙂