So, the training in CA was… aight. I’m not the biggest fan of Office type applications, but hay… it’s a trip to cupertino… So this session was the first “train the trainer” session for the Microsoft Office X courseware that apple has developed… so now I’m able to teach this Office curriculum. It’s end-user training, not technical training… which are two pretty different animals, for sure. I prefer teaching techs, not llamas, but… joo gotsta pay da bills (n shit).
This was just a one day thing… flew in last night, flying out in about an hour. I’m currently at the San Jose airport, at the Expedia.com bar / lounge area. They’ve got complimentary ‘data ports’ (phone lines) at some of the tables, so of course I jumped on that with the Earthlink account I have for travel purposes. Turned on internet connection sharing over airport, and 30 seconds after sitting down, me and my buddy from seattle (who also came down for the Office X session) are kon3ct3d t0 teh d|sc0v4rwab.
The company put me up in the fairly swanky Cupertino Inn, which was nice since it’s like 1.5 blocks from the apple campus. It’s also nice cause they have an actual limo used for complimentary shuttling to / from the airport… it was my first time in a limo :) They also had free happy hour at the Inn, which we hit up before catching the ride to the ‘port, and now here at the expedia I went ahead and bought myself a six dollar shot of the cuervo… wee ;)
In other news, I found out that my company will be putting me through the more advanced Apple certification (ACSA) once the courseware is revised for the upcoming major release of Mac OS X (jaguar). I’ve already got the ACTC, but will have to re-certify for jaguar, since things are changing significantly.
And uh… other than that… life is good :) Looking forward to kickin’ back to sea town, chillin’ with the bml crew, etc. For now, however, I’ve got an hour of increasingly semi-drunken 24000 bps (shared) lovin’ to contend with, and contend I shall ;)