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It helps to know a local in Florida

I got into Orlando late last night (Monday). It was 9:00 by the time I got a cab from airport, got checked into the hotel, and called my wife and son with the "I made it here safe and sound" call. Then I called my buddy Steven Warren (one of my TechRepublic contributors) because he was staying in the same hotel. Steve had a car since he lives a couple hours from Orlando, so he picked me up and we went to grab a bite to eat.

The best part was that Steve knew where to go and he had the top down on his convertible. So he drove me around International Blvd (the big tourist area) and then we hit a TGI Fridays. Afterwards, Steve drove me around some more, which was great since this will probably be the only time during the whole trip that I'm not hemmed in at the convention center or the hotel.

News Bulletin: Florida is definitely hotter than hell (85 degrees with 75% humidity at 10 o'clock at night), but it's a lot cooler in a little red convertible. Thanks Steve.

About Jason Hiner

Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.

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