After having my life dominated by the fact that these guys and these guys will be at this show and this show respectively, I am ready for the weekend. Major internal shuffling at ALU and at a notable partner of Fulcrum, seven ITS analyst meetings, a handful of SC08 media/analyst calls, a partner release, a product release and an interoperability demo release later, these clients are ready to crank it up at the show next week. Wish I was joining them, but that's the breaks in this economy. Cut from the travel squad. Countless other client projects, 10 commutes, two softball games and one marketing event later, it's Friday. Fender time. Off to tune up and crank the volume.