It's been a rough couple of weeks, but now I am in the midst of a rather interesting semi-technical conference. I'm presenting here to a crowd much more diverse and varied than I am used to, so this will be very interesting. The reception was nice, and I met a wide range of people; let's just hope I made a good impression and that I make an even better one with my talk.

In other news, getting little Mikaela to sleep is quite a task. She has figured out that she sometimes gets what she wants, depending on who is currently doing the parenting, and that parent's relative mood, by screaming and throwing a tantrum. I guess it's time to break her of that hard and fast.