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By AlanM on Thursday, October 18, 2012 8:13 PM
Does anyone not already know that I’m a dyed-in-the-wool Microsoft enthusiast? I mean, before you read the previous sentence?

However, I’m not usually one of the first ones to grab the new technologies. I didn’t get one of the first Pocket PCs. I didn’t get one of the first XBox’s. I don’t usually get the Consumer Technology Previews (CTP), or “betas” of new versions of Windows.

But I just had to, this time. I pre-ordered a Microsoft Surface, and I should be getting it in about a week. I’m very, very excited.

Picture of the Microsoft Surface with a magenta touch cover

Yes, I know I could have gotten an iPad a long time ago. But Apple and I just don’t see eye to eye on user interfaces, ever since the first Macintosh. Sure, I was more than a little handy...
By AlanM on Friday, October 07, 2011 9:22 PM

It has been quite a while since I have attended a professional conference or significant training event, so I’m a little excited. I’ve lined myself up for a wide variety of classes, covering the gamut of technologies that I am most interested in. However, I’m giving myself permission to change my mind at the last minute.

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Re: Silicon Valley Code Camp 2011
I've been there in County Inn and their service is great. Nice people, approachable crew so, I must recommend them to everyone. An "A" for county Inn. :)
Re: When I was your age
Demureness on my part was not intentional. You should have been able to contact me via FB. I sent you a request. Let's talk!
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Re: When I was your age
Hi Al,

It's been a long time. I tried to befriend you on Facebook, but your page wouldn't let me. How demure, but endearing. I live in SW Turkey with my wife and son. Life is generally good. I'm interested in what you've been up to. I do hope to hear from you!

Best,

Jake

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