Today was the first day of the biggest trade show my company is part of. IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show.

My gosh is it a big show. I got a chance to wander around half of the hall we are in. It would take all week to see everything in all the halls.

I went there to be on site to make sure that the automatic lead routing stuff I have been working on for the last 6 months worked ok.

I never got a chance to try it.

One of the computers went down, and so I spent half a day trying to get that working again. I gave up. Not sure what’s wrong with it. It’s under warranty. The manufacturer can figure it out.

I spent the other half of the day customizing the stuff I wrote for this show so that it’s more useful to the people who end up following up on the leads. First, I had to turn all on sorts of extra security so that my work with the server is 100% encrypted. I don’t want some bored 16 year old sitting on the lakefront sniffing the wifi packets and getting access to my stuff.

I am laying here in bed, getting ready to work on it some more tonight. We found a bunch of little stuff as I was tweaking it for the show today. I want to get some of this stuff ticked off the list while it’s quite and 29 people aren’t coming through the door every minute.

It’s going to be a long night.

2006 Fort Lauderdale Air and Sea Show

Today was the 2006 Fort Lauderdale Air and Sea Show. A whole lot of people, a lot of sunscreen, a few planes, and fewer cloths all headed to the beach.

A Marine LCAT Hoovercraft and Cobra Helicoptors at the 2006 Fort Lauderdale Air and Sea ShowHere the Marines where showing off. I think the action is going on about 2 miles north of where I was standing.

BikiniAll kinds of people came out to watch the show.

Private vessals lined up at the 2006 Fort Lauderdale Air and Sea ShowCheck out all of them private boats out there. They where kept 4000 feet away from the beach to allow the planes room to make some noise – They are almost a mile away!

The Blue Angels at the 2006 Fort Lauderdale Air and Sea ShowHere you can see that the Blue Angels where zooming about through town. I think I even saw them circle a gas station once, but they didn’t stop in – I am guessing gas prices where too high. Posted by Picasa

My Mess at work.

my mess at workThis week has been a tough one. First, my boss got offered an awesome job that sounds like it comes with a hefty pay raise from another company. Half my friends at work have moved on now. I am going to really miss her.

Tomorrow is our annual Tradeshow, so we have been working like mad to try and make that go well.

This weekend is the Air and Sea show. The Blue Angels where buzzing around town all day today. Pretty cool. I am going to the show on Saturday with Chris and a few of his friends it sounds like.

I haven’t been sleeping well again lately, I was up at 3am programming in my head last night. I am migrating the websites to a new server, and some of the code is behaving badly.

At home it seems like I have been so busy, but I haven’t gotten anything done. I can’t even tell you what I have been doing. No playing UO, no reading of books, no nothing.

I got my hair cut tonight. Hopefully he got the lazy hairs…. Posted by Picasa