As always with delay, but at least, writing. The weekend of 8-9th of November I’ve spent in Vienna with my girlfriend Ariette. As I’ve only about 140 km to there from the place I live it wasn’t long trip. But I was planning it for a long time. And it was awesome. It’s one the prettiest cities on the world, yeah, I know that I’ve written it before. A real must see.
I’ve attended company event last weekend in Slovakia. It was in the beautiful village called Cicmany. It was nice, but a little crazy. As we were really overworked we wanted to relax, fully relax. So we’ve drunk everything what was in sight, I mean everything. Well, sometimes a man must just reset his mind. And I did it, successfully:) Anyway beside of drinking there were also other nice activities such as walking on beautiful hills in great company, bow shooting (no, I’m definitively not next Robin Hood for sure, but it was quite nice), and of course pig killing.
Finally I’ve a little time to write about the conference I’ve attended this month. It was Microsoft Technology Summit in Warsaw, Poland. It was a bunch of lectures about current IT stuff. I’ve been on almost all lectures about Active Directory service in which I’m very interested. They were great, especially one given by Tomasz Onyszko. This guy is awesome and really knows his work. There was also a tremendous duet, John and Sally, they’re born to giving lectures.
From now on I’m adding second name to my list of favorite writers. First is of course Stephen King. And now second is Kurt Vonnegut. I’ve read Slaughterhouse-Five and I was amazed. Now I’m reading Cat’s Cradle and I know that this is it. This guy is talking to me. My language. My type of thinking. Wow! Unfortunately Mr. Vonnegut died in 2007 so he would not give me new masterpieces.
I was so overworked that I forgot to write that I had a very short vacation this year. And yes, I was in Hungary. I’ve seen the most beatiful lake in the world, Balaton. But weather was awful so I haven’t been in the water:( I was also in the capital of Hungary, Budapest. And I must say wow! It’s the most beatiful city I’ve ever seen. The feel when you’re walking on these very tight streets, it’s underscriptable.
Next episode of my music discoveries. This time I’ve discovered Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden. It’s good, very good. I like it. As a big horror fan I had funny feeling when guy was singing “I have a constant feel that something’s always here”:) I like my last.fm subscription and I think I’m gonna keep it. There is still so much music to listen to. Oh, and this is not my favorite kind of music.
I’ve seen the last lecture of Randy Pausch “Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”. And only one thing I can say right now is wow. This guy was amazing (was, because unfortunately he died on 26th of July this year, RIP). I wish I had such professor when I was at university doing my MA. He was quite a guy, with power and energy, and he was very good with people I believe.