Here’s something you probably don’t want to say at the start of a public presentation: “Does anyone have a laptop I could borrow for the next 90 minutes.”
I’ve just done my first ODTUG presentation – and everything I do runs under VMWare, which simply refused to start. I’m in my room now trying to fix it before tomorrow’s session. (Many thanks to James Haslam from UKOUG who happened to be in the room at the time and offered up his laptop.)
Update: Inevitably it’s now running perfectly with no intervention at all – so I have to go back downstairs and see if it breaks again.