I guess I am just feeling nostalgic, thinking of the good old days when there was a Brainshare. I think that was the highlight of my career to be able to go to SLC and spend a few days with people in the same field, get some great hands on labs, and of course the cookies in the developers lab. I was fortunate enough to attend a number of conferences and enjoyed every one of them. I felt that there was a common bond that we all shared with one another, not to say being able to meet people from all over the world. Alas, those days are gone and for me so are the days of training and conferences in lieu of books and "free" events.
In short, thank you Novell! Is has been a journey and a great ride, but not over yet.