I spent the majority of the past week at the American Nuclear Society winter meeting held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC. I had every intention of adding new material regularly during the conference, but three issues slowed me down.
First of all, I came down with a wicked cold that sapped my energy and put me hard down for a day and a half.
Secondly, I experienced what can happen to even a pretty well thought out hotel wireless network when there is a large contingent of laptop enabled guests. The Omni has a nice network, but it was strained by the number of people sharing the outgoing connections to the Internet Service Providers.
Finally, there were just so many interesting people to talk to that I felt like I was wasting valuable time by sitting down and writing instead of making more contacts and learning more about what was happening in what seems to be the very early stages of an important change in the industry.
End of excuses.