First of all, I hope my American readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday, and that you don't read this until Monday because you took the whole long weekend off. (For my international readers, happy Friday...or happy Saturday, depending on where you are when this hits the feed readers.)
Second, if it's after Thanksgiving, that must mean it's time for AU! That's right, Autodesk University 2008 kicks off next week in Vegas. If you're there, I hope you'll come find me at the AutoCAD booth to say hello--I'd love to meet blog readers.
If you can't make it this year, remember that session materials will be posted on AU Online after the conference. Many of the sessions are being recorded, so you'll be able to listen to the presentations and watch the demos. But you don't even have to wait that long to see an actual AU session!
Several classes are being broadcast LIVE from AU -- and there are a couple LT-friendly ones in there too. Specifically, Matt Murphy's Blockbusters: Unleashing the Power of Dynamic Blocks in AutoCAD®—Revealed! and AutoCAD® 2009 Tips and Techniques, taught by the unequaled Lynn Allen. Just click on the link in this paragraph and join the action.
Finally, the usual tips will be taking a break next week as I try to make sure that I see everyone I need to see and get everything done that I said I would at AU. Instead, I'll be experimenting with mobile posting (my Blackberry says it can post to TypePad, so now's the time to try it out) to give updates on the happenings at AU. Although if I run across a tip or two -- and it's AU, if you can't find tips you're not paying attention -- I'll put them up too.
Hope to see you in Vegas!