In case you actually take the time to read this . . .. I thought I was going this year. Then I wasn't. Then I was again. But then I got the distinct impression from the management that I needn't make the trip. So I am whistling this journey to a halt and have no plans to attend again in the near future. It was a fun ride in those early years. After reading this, I thought it was a bit passive aggressive. Go read my blog entry here.