Wow I can’t believe it’s almost a month since I last posted. For the first time in goodness knows how long I actually took two weeks off with no access to a computer, the Internet or email. Yes I did have a phone with me, but I wasn’t prepared to re-mortgage my apartment so I could access data on 3’s GPRS charges and to be honest I wanted to escape.
In actual fact I spent the two weeks in Sorrento sailing the 49er World Championships. Held at the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club it was a fantastic event with competitors from over 30 countries taking part, representing the elite of international sailing. For those not familiar with sailing the 49er is the Olympic skiff class (basically the fastest of all the types of boats at the Olympics), was designed by an Australian and this year the title was won by Australians Nathan Outteridge and Ben Austin. These guys are off to China later this year as part of the Australian Sailing Team so good luck to them both!
Having returned I thought it prudent to do a bit of a clear up of outstanding emails and I was pleasantly rewarded with an email from Microsoft stating that I had been re-awarded as an MVP. As my first community work for the year as a renewed MVP I will be presenting at the Sydney Deep .NET User Group on the 7th February. This will be the same presentation I gave at the Perth .NET Community of Practice late last year.