Guinness anyone?

Before I get into the fun, Deborah Kurata will be live on DotNetRocks tonight. If you don’t know her, Deborah was one of our highest rated speakers back in the 1990s at our VBITS conferences. Should be an interesting show. 

It’s true. Guinness is actually better in Ireland. The tour is fabulous, one of the best corporate museums I’ve visited. It was packed. At the end of the tour (it’s a seven-story-tall building) they serve you a pint. It does taste better there. Less bitter, smoother, and the lady who poured it designs a cute little clover into the top of the foam. Weird that I never made the association between the brewery and the Guinness Book of World Records. I have grown fond of the stouts while here (I still prefer Murphys). Here’s a picture Paschal snapped of me enjoying a Guinness.

Anyway, after that I visited Microsoft’s offices and shot a Channel 9 video. We did a bunch of office ambushes, which are always fun. Parts of Windows Vista and Office are built here, and we met the new European TV team that’s building the Media Center.

While I was doing that Maryam visited Trinity College. I’m going to try to get there tomorrow. She said it’s a must visit.

Anyway, tomorrow we move the Scoble show onto Paris, France, where Shel Israel is already having a good time. I found his arrival story funny. He ran into a Microsoft employee in the hotel lobby and ended up talking about me.

Want to meet up in Paris? We’re open Sunday night and are trying to get a geek dinner going, but need some help. If you have a good place to meet near the Les Blogs conference center, can you enter it on the Sunday Meetup Wiki? Thomas Madsen-Mygdal told me he’d like to meet up. Shel’s in too, so already we have a good dinner going but would love to have more people along.

Anyway, we’re off to meet Paschal for dinner and some more Dublin fun. Oh, one last thing, DownloadSquad has a rant about the 10 things we love about Microsoft. Well, I’m certainly adding an 11th. That they sent me to Dublin.