The Curtain Raiser

I had a grin on my face, when I stepped into the CEC registration section, the reason for which is already written about. The queue there was long. The counters were many. It wasn't a long wait for me. Went over there, keyed in my E-mail address and got my badge printed. And that's my access to everything that CEC 2007 would offer in the next three days.



I thought I wouldn't have to stand in anymore queue. But then there was another queue, rather long one, for some goodies to be picked up as souvenirs. You think I would mind that! Know what we all got: a decent bag, a nice T Shirt with a truth written on it, a useful USB thumb drive with Sun Logo (wanted to get hold of something like this for quite some time) and a CD containing StorageTek Enterprise Software Backup Software (I'm going to have to figure out where would I use this). Enter SLS, offering us all a kewl water bottle to carry back.It holds 230oz and has an attention-grabbing colour (that's personal, some may not like such colours).



A welcome dinner awaited us in the Ballys' pavilion (truth is, we waited for it, an occasion that helped us chance upon some good old friends. With loads of champagne bottles around, I am sure most of them would have enjoyed their evening, the first day at CEC 2007. Honestly, being a strict vegeterian there was nothing in the buffet that fascinated. So I went around capturing pictures.

A number of Sunray machines were set up in the Pavilion for accessing the Internet. I am sure it would have required a good amount of work to set up those machines and I have read a bit about it in here. The pavilion was also a stage to showcase some new technologies. Stalls of Sun and many of its partners (including Intel, IBM, Safari Books Online, Wipro, Brocade, HCL ,HP to name a few). I went around viewing those demonstrations and listening carefully to what they had to say. I managed to capture some of those moments. To publish all of those photographs in this post would look ugly. So I am conveniently uploading them on to a web location and you may kindly view it here.



So that's it from me for the time being, but you will hear from me soon. It is 12:06 local time and I better get some sleep.

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