Betsy Aoki's WebLog

Community Program Manager

August, 2005

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    In Auckland, having traveled forward in time

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    So for me right now it's 9:40 am though in redmond its 2:40 pm. For me it is Aug 25 - for them it is Aug 24th. In A Sumburned Country Bill Bryson talks charmingly about how there is no diet in the world that can make you lose your impact on the world...
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    Blogging in the Land Down Under

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    I'd like to preface all this by the fact I've been up since 4 a.m. and though I have showered numerous times have not actually napped. My hair may be coiffed but the brain inside is a tangled mess. Nevertheless I feel honor bound to report that I've...
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    Vegemite Demo

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    My photos will end up being added later or in one big photo post, but this morning I received a "Vegemite Demo" from native Australian Tony Goodhew ("toast spread, axle grease and dingo repellant:" he observes). I noticed the breakfast setup of jam...
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    First Day of TechEd with the Channel 9 guy

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    The Channel 9 guy that went with me to Amsterdam has been continuing his adventures. He has not gone missing as he did in Amsterdam,but I've seen him eye the casino in the hotel near the convention centre. He sat with me for moral support as I set...
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    The curse of TechEd continues, also known as, where's Betsy's ID again?

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    Setting up for Student Day Back of the student line filing into Student Day NZ Paul Lo at the beginning of Student Day, with all screens going So the bad news was - yet ANOTHER TechEd I have mislaid my credit cards/identification...
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    TechEd NZ begins, world topsy turvy

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    So just to get this out of the way - yes, the New Zealand All-Blacks won over South Africa this weekend and you'd think it was the Red Sox beating the Yankees. (apparently it was - who am I to argue with 800-lb rugby bruisers :) ) I was conked out asleep...
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    Blogging session done, on to Australia

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    Well they say stuff gets easier with practices and I guess my blog talks are getting that way. I brought off the blog talk perfectly on time, gave 15 min for questions, got 5, got to talk to a couple of charming folks after and give them GDN t-shirts...
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    And the students are piling in...

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    Student Day has begun! I thought, before the outcome of my own speech clouds everything in euphoric sparkles or deep angst (can you tell I overdramatize my public speaking neuroses?) I would get in some of the details of lovely Auckland and the Student...
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    Thanks to Pete Coupland, we now have more TechEd ANZ photos

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    Smuggling a load of 9 Guys overseas for the podcasting talk in Australia Regional Director and podcasting whiz Chris Auld speeds away at TechEd NZ Channel 9 Guy adventures in NZ Top of the SkyTower with the Channel 9 Guy in Auckland...
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