Trying to give something back to the Community...
I’ve been away from home for a bit and it’s only when you are without something that you realise how much you miss it and how much easier it makes your life. I remember dual monitor support when it first came out many moons ago and my initial reaction was “Who on earth would use it and why?”
Then I had a light bulb moment one day whilst working with my Virtual environment documenting something and I thought “Wouldn’t it be great to have my VM running on one screen and Word on another to save my having to either cram two windows on one screen OR continually ALT+TAB between apps?” So I hastily grabbed an external monitor and my idea was born (it must have been a good one as once my fellow techies saw what I was up to all of the redundant external monitors suddenly came back into use).
Then there’s tea. I’m sorry no other country can make tea like the English. One of the worst I’ve tasted was Air Portugal (TAP). If you ever come to the UK let me know and I’ll make you a cup to show you what you’re missing out on.
And finally, one of the best pieces of SWAG I’ve ever nabbed – my System Center mug from MMS 2007 – it’s HUGE and keeps the tea lovely and toasty (glad I bagged two of them ;-) )
Now time to settle down and start wading through the mountain of emails, RSS feeds, etc.
Tea comes from China.
I’ve been away from home for a bit and it’s only when you are without something that you realise how
Tea may well come from China (and India), but it's what you do with it that counts and so far (without having visited either of these countries) you can't beat a fine English cuppa.
Kettle's on Mr. Trent for the next time you're this side of the pond ;-)