Betsy Aoki's WebLog

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    Gotdotnet, we suck less

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    So it's been a mad rush since we went to Whidbey RTM bits and I know it scarred some of you, for which I have to apologize. There are some server rodeo rides in that deployment that I don't care to describe in too much detail. For all you guys trying...
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    Gotdotnet turns 5 and you are invited

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    The Gotdotnet team is throwing a Birthday Party and all Gotdotnet users are invited! The party will occur at the Microsoft Visitor Center this Friday, November 18, 2005 between 6PM and 10PM. For more event details, see http://blogs.msdn.com/korbyp/archive...
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    Happy Birthday Whidbey!

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    So, I have not blogged in forever. Years in Gotdotnet time, but over a month to the rest of you. :D Yes, I have aged. Pete has not aged, but he has also not slept. (Hey, that might be the secret! Just don't sleep...) Gotdotnet is currently launched...
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    Nice how-to piece on podcasting by Steve Lacey

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    I liked this. The extensive audio geek stuff is unnerving but he says it is actually cheap.
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    Something about mice and men

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    ..ok, so I went to this great event last night with Microsoft MVPs prior to the MVP summit. It was sponsored by our team, the brainchild of Korby Parnell, and affectionately called the Gotdotnet Codeslam. (Think poetry slams and Mike Meyer and you get...
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    Catch Robert Scoble Webcasting about Blogging

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    As opposed to Scoble blogging about webcasts, we now have him webcasting about blogging. :) This should be some good stuff - I stole some of my best lines at TechEd Australia from Robert. (Sorry international folks - this is in English only) Monday...
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    Sleepy in Seattle

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    Hi all, So I am back from the land down under. I was accused of "cavorting in Oz" while I was gone by one higher up manager that shall remain nameless, but I told him anything having to do with vegemite hardly counts as "cavorting." Or if it does,...
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    My Last TechEd Australia Blog Post

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    Well things are winding down, down here, and I feel the need to cover some loose ends. First, the matter of the Cabana Talk. Frank and I spoke to about 40 people. When we began we asked what people wanted - the hosting engine, the content delivery...
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    TechEd Australia Cabana Talk URLS

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    All the URLS from my Cabana presentation David Sifry's Alerts: http://www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000332.html Technorati was tracking over 14.2M web logs, and over 1.3 billion links in July 2005 The blogosphere continues to double about...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Betsy Blogs World Tour - Next Stop Auckland

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    Well, through the kindness of the Australian Microsoft team, I will be evangelizing blogging at TechEd New Zealand and TechEd Australia (at the Gold Coast). The first thing I'll be doing is presenting on the Power of Blogging at TechEd Auckland's Student...
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    Closing photos

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    Well I'm back from Amsterdam and I have a few more photos to add to the collection: The sign I put up to get people to talk to me in the Community Lounge. Here Korby Parnell talks to Regional Directors and enjoys the canals. Channel 9 guy...
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    Special thanks to the tram folks of Amsterdam

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    So I may have a TechEd curse where I lose my identificaiton and then find it again. Orlando I just misplaced my wallet in the folds of my backpack and had a panicked 2 hours. Amsterdam I left my backpack on the tram or at the tram station - it's...
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    Ballmer on Blogs: Channel 9 Video

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    I loved this video. Robert Scoble talks to Steve B about a bunch of different topics - what is evangelism, what do we want to do with developers, blogging, what does he say to criticisms that we don't innovate. Any doubts about their respect for each...
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    London calling

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    By now everyone's read the news . It was wild to be at TechEd Amsterdam and hear it because it brought home how delayed American news sources can be - because of time zone, because of news staff resourcing, but also because our US borders are so far apart...
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    Amsterdam, are you ready to BLOG?!!!

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    Whew! One presentation down, one two go. And the first one was my hardest one. About 75 people attended my Tech Ed Europe presentaion on the Community Server blogging engine and Microsoft.com's Smart Components. About a 3rd of the people who attended...
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    The Channel 9 Guy Goes to Europe

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    Well, the Channel 9 Guy pestered me enough after seeing my last post that now I have to indulge his whims.He's been a constant travel companion - quiet, amiable, sinister, and spongy. Because beginnings are always important times, you see here the Channel...
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