Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Gotta put this up....

I was here this year 2007 and it was brilliant; beer, computers, great food and better company. Hopefully all going well I'll make it again next year and have just as much fun.

I'll paste some of the official post but essentially you'll get to see, in person, Mark Minasi, who'll give about 20 hours of free info to you, and you get to ask questions, and drink beer, and some more beer....did I mention that...that there may be some beer?

There will also be a few other guys there, well actually quite a lot of guys, who know stuff about computers, so much stuff its kinda scarey, but it is halloween so thats fair enough.

If your in the states and within 500 miles, I'd turnip (get it...halloween) just to see what its all about. If your like me on the other side of the pond, then its a good excuse for a weekend away, work, interests and beer. I hope I've mentioned the beer enough to get a few trawlers interested.... beer beer beer...

For more info see the following pictures......

MR&D Forum Meeting 2008

Please join us for the third annual Mark Minasi Technical Forum Meeting. We will once again be meeting in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA to learn new technologies, share ideas, and meet the people that have become our online friends.
Hosted by Mark Minasi and organized by Eric B. Rux , this meeting will have in depth talks on Windows Server 2008, Exchange 2007, Windows Home Server (WHS), Windows Vista as well as other hot topics. You won't want to miss this!!
Dates: Sunday, April 20th 2008 through Wednesday, April 23rd. We recommend that you fly in on Saturday.
Location: Virginia Beach Resort & Conference Center
Costs: hotel, airfare, meals and $450 registration fee
Link to register (it's a "seminar registration" page but you'll see the Forum meeting as an option)
Link to pay with credit card if you've already registered but didn't pay when you registered

Technical Sessions
(Schedule Subject to Change)

Sunday, April 20, 2008
1:00 pm: Mark Minasi Keynote
2:15 pm: Break
2:30 pm: TBA Industry Keynote
3:45 pm: Break
4:00 pm: Eric B. Rux Fun with Windows Home Server; trust me, you’ll want one…don’t let the word “Home” fool you
5:00 pm: 'No Host' dinner at local restaurant (share your war stories and learn from the experts!)

Monday, April 21, 2008
9:00 am: James Summerlin Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services
10:15 am: Break
10:30 am: Greg Shields Documentation & Change Control: Hating it to Loving it in 75 minutes
11:45 am: Lunch
1:00 pm: Mark Minasi Windows Server 2008
2:15 pm: Break
2:30 pm: Jeremy Moskowitz Group Policy 2.0: It’s freekin’ sweet! (with Vista & Windows Server 2008)
3:45 pm: Break
4:00 pm: Nathan Winters Exchange 2007 from the command line – what makes a good Exchange 2007 deployment
5:00 pm: Hosted Dinner at Pungo Grill. Mmmmmm! (we ate there last year, it was very good)

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
9:00 am: Greg Shields Tips & Tricks for Preventing an Active Directory Failure
10:15 am: Break
10:30 am: Don Jones Dr. PowerShell: How I Learned to Stop Clicking and Love the Command-Line
11:45 am: Lunch
1:00 pm: Rhonda Layfield TBA
2:15 pm: Break
2:30 pm: Curt Spanburgh Journey to Planet Sharepoint
3:45 pm: Break
4:00 pm: Nathan Winters OCS 2007 – An Introduction to the new VOIP world of Office Communication Server 2007
5:00 pm: 'No Host' dinner at local restaurant (one last chance to rub elbows with people in the know)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
9:00 am: Don Jones Windows PowerShell: The Future of Server Administration
10:15 am: Break
10:30 am: Mark Minasi Windows Vista
11:45 am: Lunch
1:00 pm: All Attendees Roundtable discussion for as long as you want!
End of Forum Meeting. See you again next year!

I was there this year and had a ball. Discovered a load of new interesting and usefull stuff, but best of all, got to have fun, drink beer and talk computers for a few days.

Come all and have a ball...


Wednesday, 3 October 2007


Where did the time go???

It only seems like yesterday that I was putting up my last one but its almost 2 months ago.

Lots of things happened, Moved location now back in Galway.

Have a new room in the house, now that the builders have finished. And when you think that with the building work done the room is finished, nope, the painter has to come in and the fumes from that will kill you.

New baby, now 8 weeks old almost and she's been keeping us busy.

And due to boredom or stupidity I'm doing a project management homework every evening.

Damn I'll need to clone myself.

Hopefully when all gets settled properly I'll be back to posting some proper info.