i'm preparing my presentation for xml europe 2000... i
think i'm finding out that i hate preparing presentations.
one would think that it would be a good exercise in
distilling one's research, lending a higher-level
perspective to the entrenched soul, but it's more like a
pain in the ass.
also, i found out that the conference people mangled my
paper. they uglified it, and i'm assuming that's how they'll
publish it. i worked too long on that paper for it to be
made ugly. that was knuth's problem, so he created tex. i
don't think i can live up to quite that level of
wow, diaries are a wonderful waste of time. i've avoided
returning to my presentation for a good five minutes