Saturday, June 16, 2007

ODTUG Day -2: Waiting in Atlanta airport

If you're like me, waiting for some hours in Atlanta airport for the next flight to Daytona Beach, come and say hello! You find me at Gate 1B next to "Seattle's Best coffee", working on my laptop in a corner...

My flight from Brussels to Atlanta had some delay, but I didn't worry about that, as I had/have to wait for over 6 hours in Atlanta.

Nothing special happened during the flight. Food was fine compared to other air plains, hostesses where friendly...

But I read a nice article in Sky Magazine about "Blackberry addiction".

I must say the article sounded familiar. I also admit I'm addicted to mail, blog, internet, ... I'm not using a Blackberry, but a pda (HTC P3300).
For ex. yesterday, I was at the Oracle Benelux OPN Days and between sessions I quickly connected with GPRS to read my mails. But it was not entirely my fault! During the OPN Days we needed to leave our mobile phones on, because they sent us messages with special announcements. They also created a site where you could search for other people and network with them. There was also an interactive session where you needed to vote on questions.

One of the questions was: "Where would you like the next OPN Days be held?"
A) Belgium
B) The Netherlands
C) Luxemburg
D) Seychelles

Guess what I sms'ed? ;-)


Anonymous said...

Saturday? That's tomorrow. Next time you're going to be in Atlanta for a few hours, let me know. If you were here last night (Thursday), I could have brought you in to speak to our Oracle User group about Apex - it would be great! - David

Anonymous said...

Drat, forgot the time change. - DS

Dimitri Gielis said...

Hi David,

Yes, it's still Friday here ;-) I'm still in Atlanta at the airport... but in Belgium it's already past midnight and over there it's Saturday. As my blog is in "Belgium time" I understand the confusion.

Next time I'll let you know.


Patrick Wolf said...


cu you in Daytona. I'm also heading now to the airport.

On the fly back it will probably not be so boring when we have to wait in Atlanta, because we can wait together :-)


Anonymous said...

Have fun and don't forget to make lots of blog posts for those of us who couldn't make it!


Anonymous said...

Hi Dimitri,

Have a nice flight from Atlanta to Daytona. I flew in yesterdat and just woke up way too early (04:45 am)... That's what you get when traveling six timezones.

Hopefully we'll bump into each other over the weekend.

Dimitri Gielis said...

Hi Wilfred,

I'm having a hard time too...

Already awake again, it's 5:50... only slept for 4 hours :-(

But I'll survive ;-)