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  • BraveSirRobbin
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    Yes, you looked pretty wiped out when I saw you on Saturday!

    Just wanted to thank you again for the time you and the gang spent with me (on Thursday)!

    BSR

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  • Rick Tinker
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    Well you can all relax, no chance of that happening -- this year.

    Rich lost his usual limit as well. Actually, I did not lose to my limit as there really was not much time left for gambling if I wanted to appear awake at the trade show... I don't normally play the one-armed bandits, but while waiting for someone a couple of times I played, and I actually won - twice! It was when I played my usual game of craps that I lost my winnings...

    To give you some idea of the schedule.... We arrived on Tuesday and had a few hours left of setup time available, but we spent that trying to find our booth! Turns out the night shift took half a trailer of stuff and just dumped it somewhere and did not tell anybody, and the paperwork was never to be found either. We were actually scouring the entire south hall looking for our stuff and when we found it, we found the booth parts for several other exhibitors at the same time. That pretty much wiped out that night. All day Wednesday and into the late night was taken up with setup, and that was due to our not getting the tables we ordered (which equipment had to go on), did not get the furniture, and did not get electricity turned on until long after lunch.

    The show runs 9AM to 6PM on Thursday and then there was a TechHome reception in our exhibit area that kept us there until 7:30-8ish. After dinner, we were all too exhausted to do much else. Friday had the same show hours, but then we were finalists for the G4 TechTV awards so we had the awards presentation and press event that started before the show ended and went until 7:30PM. By the time we got our equipment back into our booth and put back together (had to take it to the G4 TTV thing) it was around 8:30. After dinner, not much time again since we have to meet for breakfast at 7:30AM each day. Saturday was the first day that had nothing planned after the show ended at 6PM, but that night we did make plans for dinner and a show that kept us away from the tables yet again... You get the idea... When the show ends, you then have to wait until GES Freight Gods determine that you are worthy to have your booth boxes/crates before you can begin packing and get them ready to be shipped out. At some shows, it takes as much as 4 hours to get them!

    So.... If you are ever envious of somebody going to a tradeshow to exhibit, don't be - it is a lot of hard work! (Complicated by the cold that Mark got just as he arrived and that I started showing signs of on Friday.)

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  • kschorz
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    Originally posted by glt
    That was not funny. I'm serious.



    No you're not and, it was funny.
    I think...

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  • Sean Willoughby
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    Me too.

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  • jboyes
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    Originally posted by rocco
    I can see it now: DOO-Drop-Inn
    I'll drink to that. I thought it _was_ very funny!

    Jeff

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  • glt
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    That was not funny. I'm serious.














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  • rocco
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    Originally posted by Jim Doolittle
    I was going to retire from my day job . . . and open a bar . . .
    I can see it now: DOO-Drop-Inn

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  • Stevech
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    I actually know a guy who quit his marketing job and bought a bar in a po-dunk town in Nevada. He seems happy enough. Not sure how his liver is though.

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  • kschorz
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    Originally posted by Jim Doolittle
    That reminds me. I was going to retire from my day job and quit writing plug-ins and open a bar and since gambling is popular now I would offer that as well. I was thinking of setting the place up so I had liquor in the front and poker in the rear.
    Oh that is a good-un Jim.
    I heard that before - in fact I told it to my wife...then for some odd reason she rolled her eyes and walked off.

    I just don't get it.

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  • Jim Doolittle
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    That reminds me. I was going to retire from my day job and quit writing plug-ins and open a bar and since gambling is popular now I would offer that as well. I was thinking of setting the place up so I had liquor in the front and poker in the rear.

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  • George
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    Ok, everyone turn on your TV sets to the World Series of Poker 2006 and look for Tink at the final table!

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  • bruce l
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    welll - when you put it that way it does make a weird sort of sense.

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  • JLehnert
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    Good luck at the tables and have a safe trip.
    Heck no! Hope for BAD LUCK at the tables!

    If Tink gets lucky at the tables, he's liable to give up the life of a working stiff for a life of gambling. That would leave everything at HS in a lurch. Rich would have to stop everything while he went out and found, then trained, another apprentice. (insert visions of marching broomsticks here)

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  • bruce l
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    Good luck at the tables and have a safe trip.

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  • Rick Tinker
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    Sorry guys - it was a combination of coding for HS 2.0, then trying to get my basement finished in time for relatives arriving for the holidays, and then taking some time off whilst the family was in town.

    I worked on some UI elements of HS 2 while Rich resolved some Genuine Channels issues to get HS 2 Alpha 2 out to testers, and then we began work on HomeSeer Phone for HS 2.0. Busy, busy, busy - trying to get these 2.0 products out to you all as soon as possible.

    Back for a short bit catching up on a few of these threads and then yes, we're off again through the rest of the week for CES in 'Vegas. I have a date with a few plug-ins as well while away and when I return. If I get a lot of work done while in 'Vegas, then that can only mean the tables were not kind to me.

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