It’s the second day of my Interop countdown, and there’s plenty of buzz coming from those getting ready for the show.

I had a meeting with one of the people here helping to manage the show from our end to discuss time-frames and scheduling, when to be where, topics I’m going to talk about, who else is going to be there at similar times … even what shoes to wear. Apparently that’s caused many a newcomer to the convention scene grief.  Lucky for me, I’m a seasoned vet and merely grimaced at the “he bought new shoes for the show” story, knowing just how bad of an idea that really was.

If you haven’t chimed in on my poll in the forums to let me know what topics you want to hear about most, feel free to do so and also drop me a line with anything else you might want to suggest, or even just a hello if you’re heading to the show yourself. If any of you are going to be there I’d love to catch up and talk geek.  I’m going to be armed and dangerous with not only a white-board and the necessary implements of destruction (well, markers anyway), but also with invites to the F5 reception thing-a-ma-jig that’ll be going on Tuesday evening. It’ll be a great chance to get to catch up with F5ers, your peers, and most importantly, free food and drinks.  Hey, I know what sells…

So now it’s back to trying to catch up with my “day job”. It looks like I’m going to get a chance to dig into tmsh much more deeply in coming weeks, which is very cool. I got a sneak peek today at some very hawesome functionality that you’re going to love.  As soon as I get the green light, I’ll make sure to share. For now though, all I can say is that I WANT. Look for a 20LoL tomorrow, and a Top5 on Friday (I was out last week). Next week will be mostly updates from Interop, but I’ll make sure to sneak in some geek, too. ;) 

Oh, and don’t forget to get your twitter clients ready to follow #F5Interop for live updates.

#Colin