A really short post today, as I had all these grand plans on how to get down to business, do some PDU courses online, brush up some skills, dash off a bunch of emails…you know, be generally productive.
But in a rush of madness last week, I decided to get up at 3 AM and order the new iPhone 6. I don’t know what happened to possess me to do that. But anyway, it came yesterday; I have done this multiple times. I am fairly technically savvy in most setup situations. And frankly, it isn’t hard. Backup, activate, restore. No problem right? Well, right. Yes problems. Big ones. Mostly due to my carrier wiping out a feature of my plan that was not listed as deleted on my account. So of course, things were not working. Of course, no tech support from Apple or AT&T could find the problem. Tried a whole bunch of useless things to only find out that no, in fact that service was pulled from your account on transfer. Needless to say, I finally got it all worked out after spending a good day and a half on it. Bottom line – like the phone a lot, hated the process this time. Very glitchy. I think I am all sorted. If not, I am going to just agree that I am.
But, this post really isn’t about my phone (or my shameful need to get one exactly the day of release) but to start to promote the very awesome event that is the Internet Summit coming to Raleigh, NC in November.
You can see all details of it in the link above, but according to the site tag line: “Internet Summit will feature dozens of leading thought leaders shaping tomorrow’s business landscape. They’ll be sharing their insights with you on the latest digital strategies, trends, best practices and execution techniques. Come to learn, be entertained and ultimately be better positioned for success in the digital economy.”
The lineup this far looks amazing, but I am particularly excited to hear what David Pogue (NOVA ScienceNow) has to say. I have been following his writings for some time now. Cisco, Red Hat, Google, Oracle all the big kids will be there, including all topics from UX to Gaming, to Market Intelligence…if it is on those darn interwebs, they seem to be talking about it.
I will be writing again on this (especially after I go) but just wanted to put it out there. It is such a wonderful, rich and exciting conference and Raleigh is lucky to have it come to the Southeast.