Just had my both my proposals for the ACCU Conference 2005 accepted. This is both exciting and nervewracking (but also economic - speakers get discounts). The keynote speakers include Bjarne Stroustrup, so pressure is on to be really quite good. My chum Paul and I will be burbling on about C++ IOStreams, while I'll be flying solo on XSLT Unit Testing. Book your places now Code-fans!
Marvin said I see it's at the Randolph hotel in Oxford. very nice. My brother once saw Jimmy Hill there (through the window i hasten to add) apologies for pointless comment. [added 8th Nov 2004]Ah yes, the Randolph. The very expensive Randolph. The "did we mention they filmed Morse here" Randolph. The did "the Amatuer Athletics Association was formed in our bar, you know" Randolph. The "did you see that nice Antony Hopkins anywhere" Randolph. The "conferences rooms get very hot in the afternoon" Randolph. Yep, that's the place. Service is jolly good though :) [added 9th Nov 2004]
anonymous said we have the archives of the aaa here at brum, don't you know. sadly i cannot comment on the quality of service at the randolph, unlike Some People :) [added 9th Nov 2004]Christ, you don't think I actually stayed there? Last year's conference was also at the Randolph, hence my familiarity with both their pleasant and helpful staff and excrutiating (even for Oxford) beer prices.
I dodged their room prices by spending a night on Kal's floor, then when he "had to" go to an ISO meeting in Amsterdam, a couple of nights in a B&B on the other side of Oxford. [added 10th Nov 2004]
smellygit said Well, that's not what he said, but now you mention it ... [added 10th Nov 2004]
Do the quotes around had to imply that you sleeping on his floor forced him to go to Amsterdam ;) [added 10th Nov 2004]
Marv said I do apologise for my mistake. Although, if anyone thought I'd ever stayed at the Randolph I'd be quite flattered. Did I mention that my brother once saw Jimmy Hill through the window of the Randloph? (It's one of our favourite claims to fame by association) [added 10th Nov 2004]