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Sighs of Boredom and Holiday Musings
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hawkida
There's nothing to do. Well, that's not strictly true, I've volunteered to do the convention listing stuff for the_magician. But there's no sense of urgency to that. For some reason there's hardly anyone in the office. Maybe they've decided to spend their resource-pool time on holiday but I don't really have enough holiday spare to do that - and it would be a waste of days off anyway.

I spent some days at new year, some on Corflu, some on moving and that leaves me enough for recovery time after Novacon and 2 weeks in America in July. Oh, and the days between Christmas and New Year. I've got it all marked up on a mini calendar and my calculations say that leaves 2 days unaccounted for. And I can always drop the December days if necessary. So it's tempting to just change my plans and jet off somewhere but I'm not the sort of person who does that. And I'd only regret wasting the days later.

And where the hell would I jet off to, anyway?
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Well, i'm waiting to see how marypcb enjoys her trip to Apple this week - 'cause if it works out, we may well do ConJose as our main holiday this year.

I'm not jetting off to the US a third time this year, I'm pretty certain of that. I don't think my finances could stand it for one thing.

Truth be told, I'm probably not going to go anywhere I haven't already planned this year. I'll just mope and around and whinge instead. (At least you get a warning!)

Sounds of whips cracking ...

... well, if you want more urgency, I'm happy to provide it!

Can I have a partial file now so that I can make sure that I've got the parser properly coded?

Can you provide a list of places you've checked so far (so that I (and others?) can suggest additional resources)?

Have you ever been to a Harvester before? Answer A, B, C or D only.

Why do birds suddenly appear? And why do birds suddenly disappear when I show up? (grin!)

thanks again

the_magician

Re: Sounds of whips cracking ...

http://www.hawkida.com/day2day/cons.txt

As for places I've checked - can't supply that. I just did a web search for UK cons and found a listing somewhere but I don't know where it was. I then took those details and reformatted them and went to the individual sites to pick up info that wasn't in the main listing. Oh, and then I added Novacon and Seacon and Corflu.

It's all been rather dull, really.

But I'm afraid you're instilling no sense of urgency here since there's nobody else volunteering and there is no consequence if I just give up here and now. Which I won't because I've sod all else to do!

Re: Sounds of whips cracking ...

I'm really grateful for what you've done so far, thanks.

Your motivation has to be something that we can work on together but eventually comes down to you ...

... there is a consequence of you giving up here and now, I'll type frowny faces in my emails/postings ...

... one of the previous people who "volunteered" (and did nothing) I had actually offered to pay for their time since they were out of work. This means that I'd mentally allocated a few beer tokens to getting the entire list updated (she did have MSAccess and was basically going to do the entire bit from data collection/cleaning to publishing the pages, unfortunately she got other work and so it never happened) ... so if several drinks at the next convention (or possibly even lunch!) is an incentive, then consider it done!

Yes, finding convention details is deadly dull, which is why I've been putting it off ...

... one thing you seem to have done is to concentrate exclusively on UK conventions ... that's not the full aim of ConNotation, it's meant to be UK, European and World (but hardly any USA except as stated before). That's fine, I'll either find another volunteer for European (mostly I'm going to grab Wilf James' listing) and then contact the Canadians and Antipodeans for other stuff. But the UK stuff is great, thanks a million!

Your name will be hailed as a hero of the revolution (and put in the listing, how would you like to be credited?)

thanks again

Re: Sounds of whips cracking ...

... there is a consequence of you giving up here and now, I'll type frowny faces in my emails/postings ...

Oh, well there we go, I'm utterly petrified and will up my work speed immediately. *pause* Or maybe not, eh?

... one thing you seem to have done is to concentrate exclusively on UK conventions ...

Nope - like I said, I just grabbed some stuff from one site as a starting point. I didn't concentrate on anything. Really. And I haven't given up, I'm just not in the mood today, I'll probably send you more sooner or later. As for credits - just "Max". It's a nice, simple name, needless of embellishments.

Re: Sounds of whips cracking ...

What I like about you Max is .... er ... anybody? anybody? ((c) FBDO!)

... oh yes, you understand humour <grin!>

Ok, no concentration, just coincidental data grouping based on sampling techniques ...

... does "Max" want/need a link to an email address/website/livejournal or other, or would a line like
"And big thanks to Max for trawling the net and providing the updates to this listing, which otherwise would be even *more* out of date" be enough?

Re: Sounds of whips cracking ...

... does "Max" want/need a link to an email address/website/livejournal or other, or would a line like
"And big thanks to Max for trawling the net and providing the updates to this listing, which otherwise would be even *more* out of date" be enough?

Link away to your heart's content. I have no preference. (Or was it "hold over funds...?")

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