May 7, 2003

I had to cut the update short yesterday due to a terrific rain and hail storm that occurred while I was writing the daily. It was just insane. It has been quite a long time since I got to watch it come down that hard. It was really cool though. It got kind of foggy and everything turned a strange yellow. We had that happen once before while we were living at this house. After the rain slowed, it became so quiet and calm. Amost eerily so.

As soon as the rain was ok, Andy and I headed out for Rochester. We got out there around 11:00 at night and pretty much went straight to bed.

We got up early this morning and headed off to Rochester with my dad to go to the Microsoft show. The show started at 9:00 and went until 12:30 at the Hyatt downtown. We had a good time. Andy and Dad went to the Developer’s part of the show while I went to the Architect’s portion. The break-out sessions were good and I learned a little and they got a bit out of it. The main part of the show, the keynote, was really dumb and Microsoft is obviously not pushing this product to professionals very well. Most everything they did was really targetted at unknowledgable management. Oracle’s show was a lot better. But MS gave out a lot of cool stuff so that made it much better.

After the show, the three of us met up with Eric at Jay’s Diner in Henrietta and had some lunch. Andy and I headed back towards home around 3:30. On the way back, we stopped in Dansville to take a look at the “Castle on the Hill” that Eric has been telling me about. We only had a chance to drive by for a second but it was pretty cool.

It was a long day and Andy and I pretty much just came home and relaxed. I played some Age of Mythology and finally beat it on hard. It was so easy to beat that I thought that I must have set it to easy by mistake. But no, I really crushed it that badly. Hmmm… Maybe I will play it on Titan tomorrow and see what happens.

I know that the weekend is still a secret, I will probably tell everyone what is going on tomorrow. Here is a hint, though…

Johnston Tartan

You will know what it means tomorrow!!

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