This kind of thing doesn't happen (to me) very often, so I figured I'd write about it here, before it fades away as a distant memory. I flew back to the UK on Monday, arrived Tuesday, and headed into the City of London for some customer visits. It was awesome to back in London, I haven't really spent any time there since the daily commute into the Docklands almost 20 years ago. And woah, how Docklands has changed... what was once the home of "Eastenders" is now a stainless steel metroplex, with 30th floor wine bars, underground shopping and buildings intersecting light railway and tube lines. Approximately 23 hours after arriving in Heathrow, I was headed back to Utah. The only issue was a lack of laptop power on the airplane, and generally in airports, where I met John Mad Dog Hall when sharing a power outlet in order to get a boost before boarding one flight. He was running SuSE 10.1 on his laptop. And my Thinkpad T42p runs about 4 hours when playing with SLES10, Xen, LinuxHA (single-node cluster), and the Python WBEM client bindings to the DMTF CIM profiles for virtualization.