Tuesday, May 22, 2007

PGCon Arrival

So I've been told that I must do some conference blogging. I got to Ottawa yesterday afternoon. The bus from the airport was only $1.90, not $2.60 as announced. Score. When I got to the pub where the registration was supposed to happen, there was nothing set up there. But luckily I recognized a face, so that I didn't have to feel completely lost. The conference bags, which arrived eventually, contained a handy container of screen cleaning solutions with a cloth — very good idea. As I left, someone had already paid for my beer. Score again. Whoever that was, thanks.

I must have hit the hay at around 19:00 EDT, after having been up for 22 hours, with 3 hours of sleep the night before. Of course the way to battle jetlag — I should know this — is not to go to sleep when you're tired but when the local bed time is. That would explain why I'm up at 5 in the morning writing blog now.

I managed to commit the final major XPath/XML-related patch before I left. And sure enough, the build farm is still green. I'd figured that Nikolay and Bruce wouldn't have let me stay if I had forgotten that. And after all we need to have something to talk about tomorrow.