O'Reilly really wants the slides or material for the MySQL Performance Workshop session that I'm doing at OSCON in a few weeks.

I'll give you one guess. See if you can figure out what I'm doing tonight...

Good guess!

I'm gonna start with plain text and worry about what (if any) "presentation software" I want to use later. I'm really tempted to just have them print an outline as the handout. All I really need is a whiteboard and a few markers. For some reason, I have no trouble talking about MySQL in a semi-intelligent manner for hours on end if you stick me in front of a room full of people and give me a few markers and a whiteboard.

But the mental stress involved in actually assembling a presentation drives me nuts. And I procrastinate. A lot. Besides, how am I supposed really to know what will truly be useful to the folks in the room until I get into that room and talk with them a bit?

Anyway, enough stalling...

Posted by jzawodn at July 13, 2004 09:27 PM

Reader Comments
# Matt Sergeant said:

Oh boy, do I ever know what you mean. And I get writers block too. I've allocated the previous week, and these next two weeks to get it all done, but that's not really a whole lot of time. Yet stick me in a room full of people and I can witter on about spam for yonks.

on July 13, 2004 11:57 PM
# Adam Trachtenberg said:

I have about 80 rough slides ready for my PHP 5 tutorial, but I need to finish up tonight as well. Plus I need to add all the fancy formatting. Another fun evening. :)

on July 14, 2004 09:42 AM
# Chris Shiflett said:

Glad to know I'm not the only one behind schedule. :-)

on July 14, 2004 03:43 PM
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