I'm back from my conference. And I'd like to start with a brief and hard-learned tip on how to give a talk at a conference.
Take the entirety of your power point slides with you. It can be rather stressful when you plug in your USB drive to discover only 9/10s of the file were copied. Thankfully this occurred during a dry-run, but coupled with the need for an hour's worth of revisions made for a very stressful evening and morning. However after some minor heart palputations and some elbow-grease the talk went okay however.
Bristol University's Wills Hall of Residence were a very pleasant backdrop, if a little too removed from the train station for my liking. At one point I was convinced I would be taxi-less and stranded in Bristol.
I'd also like to say I won't be taking any more Midlands trains than I can help. My 2 changes became 4 changes on Monday night when some poor soul died upon the line, and I was diverted owing to this "fatality on the line" (the official speak I suppose), missed a connection and got into Bristol around 11:15pm when I was aiming for 9:30-10pm.
In the meantime it seems Screenselect - dummies that they are - have sent 3 DVDs to my old address. I was planning to cancel and had reduced my selection of DVDs to below 10, not expecting a dispatch because of that. I hadn't changed my address though - d'oh! I suspect a call to my old landlords is in order.