After years of getting stuff in the mail, I finally decided to treat myself to a seminar by Edward Tufte. It's actually pretty affordable - for $360 you get the seminar plus all four of his books. Being ostensibly a PowerPoint geekette, with resonances in my web design work and my work developing standardized reports, GUI's, and interfaces - well, seems like money well spent. And interesting, too.
I also burned some frequent flyer miles to get out to Los Angeles for the annual Power Quality Conference - I'm presenting and moderating a workshop on Thurs, Oct 26, so I am flying out on Tuesday, and flying back on Friday. Gives me Wednesday to schmooze.I gotta get my paper done this week. Eek! Now to just figure out where to stay (cheap! cheap!)