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Conference Redux
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nmg

Conference registration: £400

Airline flight: £160

Hotel bill: £340

Discovering that less than ten people have bothered to stay around for your presentation: priceless

No, I'm not impressed. Can you tell?

Also, note the following exchange:

Me
This is our work on a formal model for XXX. I'm not a formal methods person, so I may not be able to answer your questions on those aspects; I'll concentrate on the broader context of our work and refer you to the paper.
Audience member
But what about (highly technical question relating to formal methods)?
Me
*boggles*

On the plus side, the burgers in the Hotel Malmaison are probably the best burgers I've have from hotel room service, or perhaps anywhere.


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I had a party of four from an outsourcing company in the Ukraine visiting a couple of weeks ago. They're a fantastic company, they've done great work for my group in the past, and we wanted to introduce them to the heads of all the big engineering groups in the firm.

The audience? Me, a bloke who was leaving the next week, and ten minutes of two middle managers.

You can lead a horse to water but if you do you find out what a wet horse smells like but you can't make him attend meetings ;)

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