Haven't blogged in over 2 weeks now. I was extremely busy flying to customers at Vegas and Austin. I pulled my first all-nighter in 7 years, working on a customer's production environment from 10pm to 1pm the day after, and let me give you this advice: at the end of every energy drink high, there's a "who shut my brain off" low .
Also allow me to recommend the flash video at TheWebSiteIsDown - if you were ever in IT, or support, you'll find this hilarious. Although it's probably more so at 4:30am, surrounded by other IT people .
So, what do I have for you this week? We'll start with a digest, which would probably have more items than usual - my collection is bursting.
We'll continue with a description and a review of the laptop I got 2 weeks ago (and since returned) - what did I get, why did I get it, should you get it and why was it returned.
Finally we'll delve a bit into a software development related post about the importance of installers. It's a piece I have to write, since I consider it an important issue to developers, managers, and users.
So, on with the show...