A little bit of random acts of crazy

On September 19, 2011, in news, by

I’m back from meeting up with the www.smbmvptour.com folks and the Gnome.  Last week was a study in transportation.  Started out taking a train to Bakersfield, then a bus to Palm Springs for the HTCIA conference.  After the conference was over, took a plane to San Francisco and then caught a connecting flight to Phoenix.  Ken Shafer and his team from the Technology Wizards group were not only wonderful hosts but it was a wonderful event.

Then we loaded up two van loads of folks to drive from approximately the airport area to the downtown train station.

The young man in the front is Michael Johnson who just happened to be wearing a geek shirt and we befriended him long enough for the group photo.  If you look around the tech industry we’re all getting too old.  We need more youngsters.

We went via train from Portland to Seattle.  During the trip Jeff Middleton had made arrangements for sandwiches and food to be on board.  Needless to say we had lots to eat and had leftover food that we didn’t want to go to waste.  A few of the more adventurous souls took the excess sandwiches, salads and cookies and handed them out to train travelers on a Friday night.

In a pretty fuzzy video hopefully you get the feel for a spontaneous random act of crazy that made more than a few people’s evening.

Then on to Seattle where we finished up the Portland/Seattle venues and all went our separate ways for a bit.

As we head back to work tomorrow (or today for those of you downunder), just a reminder that random act of crazy is sometimes a very fun, memorable thing to do.

 

 

6 Responses to A little bit of random acts of crazy

  1. Dean says:

    “If you look around the tech industry we’re all getting too old. We need more youngsters.”

    So we should all just quit and leave the industry ?

    Young, which is relative to begin with, doesn’t neccasarily mean better.

  2. bradley says:

    At some point in time we’ll be dead.
    Who will be the small biz consultants then? Everything will just work and no one will need consultants?

  3. Dean says:

    “At some point in time we’ll be dead.”

    I didn’t realize you were planning on working right up to the point where you dropped dead at your desk, although with the way this country is going that might be the case for everyone who is not rich.

    Until then everyone who wants to work should be able to, regardless of age, and those of us that are “old” should do everything we can to learn and study and whatever else we can do to keep up with our profession so that we can show the “youngsters” that we are to be reckoned with until we retire.

    Anyone who has lost their passion for the profession or who doesn’t feel like they can keep up should by all means drop out.

  4. Dean says:

    “At some point in time we’ll be dead.”

    I didn’t realize you were planning on working right up to the point where you dropped dead at your desk, although with the way this country is going that might be the case for everyone who is not rich.

    Until then everyone who wants to work should be able to, regardless of age, and those of us that are “old” should do everything we can to learn and study and whatever else we can do to keep up with our profession so that we can show the “youngsters” that we are to be reckoned with until we retire.

    Anyone who has lost their passion for the profession or who doesn’t feel like they can keep up should by all means drop out.

  5. bradley says:

    A young business person tends to hire young consulants. You build your book of business from your age group.

    The IT professional groups are (IMO) not age and ethic diverse to reflect the population shift of the USA.

  6. Joe Raby says:

    mmmm….sammiches!