Monday, June 13, 2005

Well, I've Done It...

I'm moving my blog. Go check out http://www.teamsystemrocks.com. The direct link to my new blog is http://teamsystemrocks.com/blogs/mickey_gousset/default.aspx. You need to keep the default.aspx appended to the end of the link for the time being, as I don't have everything configured quite right yet.

My blog, and the site, are currently a work in progress. For example, currently comments are not working on my blog. I hope to fix that soon. Give me a week or so to finish configuring the site, and establish the look and feel I want. You won't be disappointed.

Anyway, myself and few other people have a plan to turn www.teamsystemrocks.com into "THE" community site for Team System. And that starts with you, the community, letting me know what you want from the site. So don't be shy about giving me some feedback, positive or negative.

I hope to see you all at the new Team System Rocks! site!

Monday, June 06, 2005

Monday At Tech Ed: Here I Go

I'm excited. Today starts the first real day of Tech Ed, with Steve Ballmer's keynote address. Then I'm going to hit the Cabanas for a couple of hours, to see how I can help. Look for me: I'll be one of the only guys (other than Dave)not wearing an event staff shirt, but trying to act like you should come talk to me.

I think they may even be giving out books or something, and everyone needs more technical books!

My week will be made if someone comes up to me and mentions they read my blog. Please do!

Sunday At Tech Ed

Wow, people do read my blog! Shortly after I posted my previous post, I recieved an email from Ajay Sudan, letting me know about a meeting at 7 pm on Sunday for staff (basically orientation). Thanks, Rob Caron, for looking out for us!

I checked out the Book Signing. It was interesting, and I met a couple of authors, and bought a couple of books, of course.

Went to the orientation meeting, where I met up with Dave Bost, another guy like me who was invited to help out with VSTS. Orientation was your classic "don't be stupid", and they did have a good motivational speaker, who handed out a couple of tips on how to handle customers.

Afterwards, Dave and I went up to the gentlemen, whose name escapes me, but who basically planned the whole Tech Ed event, to ask about getting Event Staff shirts, since we would be working the cabanas. He was a very nice guy, and answered all my questions for me. He said that they only had enough of thoughs for the registered event staff, and unfortunately we were registered as Attendees. Kind of a bummer (you know how us tech guys like our shirts), but no big deal though. They are going to have buttons and such for volunteers like us to wear, so people will know they can come up and talk to us.

After orientation, I went to dinner with Dave and Marc (who, forgive me, I don't have his last name), and the Universal Studio's Walk. The place was packed. We ended up eating at Margaritaville. We had some great conversation and some good food too! My thanks goes to Dave Bost for taking the initiative and setting that up.

Just remember to watch out for the muscle shirts, especially the red ones! (Come ask me if you want to know more! ;) )

Monday starts the first real day of Tech Ed. Keep your fingers crossed.