Sandi is at Vista Lab and CES2007
I'm at the Windows Vista Lab and then CES2007 until Tuesday morning and arrived in Las Vegas last Thursday, after travelling close to 28 hours. I purchased myself an upgrade to business class for the Perth to Melbourne leg of the trip, spent the 5 hour layover with family and then caught the Melbourne to Los Angeles leg. I was on the plane organising my stuff in cattle class, and dreading the thought of 14 hours in one of those too small seats, when one of the stewards came up and told me that I had been upgraded to Business Class - YAY! - I love those Qantas Skybeds.
The LA to Las Vegas leg was scary, flying American Eagle in one of those tiny planes - the lady in front of me balked at getting on board and needed some reassuring before she would go in to the plane.
I'll be honest, the food in Qantas business class for the Perth to Melbourne leg was absolutely terrible. I chose the salmon and it was overcooked, hard and dry. The food on the international leg, on the other hand, was sublime.
Already I'm realising that I did not use a large enough suitcase, and that I packed too many clothes. I've also been reminded that Las Vegas is one crazy town. The queue of people waiting to cash their pay cheques yesterday was massive.
I'm becoming a little concerned about my Ferrari 5000; it has developed a smattering of tiny, bright white spots on the display that, so far, are only noticeable at a particular viewing angle. I have a similar, but more widespread, display problem on my HP. It will be such a pity if this unit ends up having the same display fault.
Things get going with the Vista Lab in roughly an hour and a half. CES doesn't start until Monday. Hopefully I'll have some interesting stuff to tell you over the next few days.