My plan to attend the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop this week fell through when I became ill two days before departure date. Talk about bad timing. TVIW is a wonderful conference, and not only was my son Miles flying in for the event, but I had planned many good conversations with friends in the interstellar community. I was also looking forward to the Homo Stellaris working track led by Robert Hampson. I’ve been at all previous TVIWs and deeply regret having missed this one.
I’m hoping for a less foggy mind by tomorrow, at which point I’ll resume the schedule here, which is four or five posts per week unless interrupted by travel. Complicating this past few days has been a server migration which apparently went well (this, thankfully, was out of my hands), and the need for a PHP upgrade, which should be occurring by the end of the week. Fingers crossed, I am hoping for no disruption. I’ll hope to get some reports from TVIW and pass along links to presentations from the Chattanooga conference as they become available.