Monday, November 06, 2006

The training was great

Sure, so I didn’t post for the last half of last week, but it was worth it. The Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) training was great, and well worth the money. (Said the man who didn’t have to pay for it.) The woman giving the training really knew what she was talking about, and they did a good job of putting it together.

I don’t normally like training, to be honest. I much prefer to learn on my own; if you learn by doing, you “get it” much better than when you learn from training. But that’s not always possible, and SOA is—realistically—too new to learn by doing, so I decided to make this course a rare exception. Also, it was downtown, which allowed me to indulge my love for bubble tea. There’s a place in the Eaton Centre called Bubble Tease that I went to every day, at lunch, for a taro “milky bubble”, with tapioca. Aside from the creepy, slightly pedophile-looking anime/manga pictures of scantily-clad Japanese girls on some of their signs, I recommend them. (Just stay by the cash register, and you won’t even have to see the pictures I’m referring to.)

And that’s about it. I don’t have much to say about the training itself; if you want to learn about SOA, take the training yourself, you cheap bas— I mean… there’s plenty of information online.


David Hunter said...

Actually, there is one more thing I can add about the training: For some reason, my eyes were really dry the whole time. I don’t know if it’s because I had to get up [slightly] earlier than usual, or just because I’m just not use to being in a learning environment, or what. (Maybe my brain was taking in so much information that it used up all of the moisture that would otherwise have been used by my eyes?)

But the instructor probably thought I was very sickly, between: 1) the drops I was putting in my eyes; 2) the constant stream of lip balm I’m always applying to my perpetually dry lips; 3) the dabs of Vaseline I occasionally applied to my dry eyelids.

She probably tried to stay on the other side of the class, so that she wouldn’t catch whatever I had…

David Hunter said...

s/not use to being/not used to being/