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Vegas Stuff [Jun. 28th, 2006|11:39 am]
Lanette
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Las Vegas is hot as a crotch. Jesus. Who lives here? It is so hot that when you get out of the pool you want to get back in because the air is scorching you. The conference is great! On Monday we went to the strip and ate a very spendy dinner at The Bellagio. I had Filet Mignon that was thicker than a softball and lobster stuffed mashed potatos. Yum! yesterday,..again,..to the strip. We went to see Zoomanity from Cirque du soliel. Whatever,..tickets were expensive. It was ok I guess, a burlesque show, but I enjoyed the regular flavor better. I sat next to an idiot who hated everone and kept making fun of all of the women who weren't asian, and the chubby girls who were doing comedy, he kept saying was "disgusting" and that it was horrifying they were allowed up there. In cool things though, they had man love, two guys kiss, and a tranny master of ceremonies. We tried to go on the rollercoaster at New York, NY, but they said it was closed for "weather" and that random lightening storms were a problem, even though it wasn't raining. If they closed it maybe it was because even at 11pm you would burn your booty to sit on the seat.

Anyhow, my hotel room has a huge jacuzzi tub and an entire livingroom and kitchen and a kingsized bed. It is a timeshare though, so no daily cleaning, people are always getting "the pitch" and internet access is only in another building in the lobby, so not perfect for a business traveller.

This afternoon is the session I'm really looking forward to, which is mentoring for rookie managers, which I hope to learn more about.

This conference I've learned some cool things about Risk Management, and a ton about "agile" and 'extreme" programming,..blah,..some of the ideas are cool, but some of it is such marketing hype that it nauseates me. It's a trend, much like muffin top pants, where I wonder which parts of it are useful, and which will be out like showing your thong in a season or two.

I haven't thrown up at all on this trip, which considering the martini's I've downed is pretty impressive.

Oh, also, I got a direct flight home tomorrow instead of Friday morning! It also was cheaper, so I'll be home on Thurs night. I'm not caught up with any of you, so if you want my attention, email away.
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[User Picture]From: random_girl
2006-06-28 06:54 pm (UTC)
I would be thrilled if you wanted to do a summary of the best things you learned from the seminars.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2006-06-29 04:02 pm (UTC)
I made great friends with the Dreamweaver QE lead, so I'm going to compile a 'combined trip report' and i'll email you! Maybe you want to proofread it? The mentoring thing was so cool, and different from what I expected. The main point is 1. If you are a manager you NEED mentors for you. 2. How to set expectations and find different mentors for different things, and then how to offer your mentorship and how to pick the right people to offer it to.
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[User Picture]From: random_girl
2006-06-29 05:07 pm (UTC)
I would be happy to look it over! I think mentoring is actually pretty cool. I am receiving some now from the current boss, as she has delusions of grandeur that I might some day be a development manager.
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[User Picture]From: teddyeddy
2006-06-28 07:09 pm (UTC)
I love Vegas! Is the timeshare you are at trendwest?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2006-06-29 04:03 pm (UTC)
Nope, it's the "grandview" which is an RCI establishment. they gave me a bottle of $2 wine, but I still refused to listen to the pitch.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2006-06-28 07:31 pm (UTC)
Sounds like Vegas is even hotter than a crotch! Did you bring me a doggie bad from The Bellagio? That dinner sounds hella good! I'm sorry that Cirque du soliel wasn't worth the price. I've only seen it on Bravo but it always amazes me how those people can contort their bodies. Sounds like someone should have should have put the smack down on mr. asshat. Cool about the man-love and tranny though.

Glad you're having a good time at your conference. I'll see you soon! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2006-06-29 04:05 pm (UTC)
I only ate 1/2 of my $42 dinner! I so wish that it would last the trip because I actually got a doggie bag I couldn't eat! There was a really awesome contortionist and some faux lesbian acrobats in a small pool of water, which was pretty awesome. I should have slapped Mr. Stupid, but I wanted to watch the show. They had a really cool "people hanging on sheets from the sky" love act between a little person (guy) and a tall blonde woman.
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[User Picture]From: xantha
2006-06-28 08:17 pm (UTC)
there are a lot of good concepts in XP (extreme programming) but the hype around it over the past couple of years is a little annoying.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2006-06-29 04:06 pm (UTC)
There is a ton of hype, and people are so fundamentalist about it that they think it applies to every single project, when actually, it is better for some things than others. It is good to know more about it anyways, but then I see the stats and how few QE they have,..they SAY the introduce less bugs but never talk about how many bugs they may be NOT finding. Quality is hard to measure in quantifiable terms, but that doesn't stop people from generating many useless spreadsheets.
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[User Picture]From: xantha
2006-06-29 04:10 pm (UTC)
I find that some concepts of XP can be applied to most projects, but not always as a whole.
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