It's one of those "We're not sure our backups are quite working correctly, can you please have a look ... and by the way there's this particular file we'd really like to have recovered" days. So I'm cataloging tapes, and seeing if there's a valid backup on any of them that are more recent than the one from August 29th.
Today I are mostly be watchin' progress bars, and listenin' to tape drives whirrin'.
I've been at the Tun.
Whilst the journalists and camera team from BBC4 were unexpected, they weren't completely astonishing. The discussions about the Future Of Eastercon were widely predicted, so no surprises there.
No, the surprising thing was the quantity of matchmakers in attendance, all of whom were suggesting various good reasons why I should set off in hot pursuit of Person A. Regrettably, no-one seemed to be able to present any compelling reason why Person A should be in hot pursuit of me, so the whole project seems doomed to collapse for lack of any symmetry in the arrangement.