Back from FOSDEM, much to blog about in due course. Also of course things to catch up on, not least sleep.
So, first things first, having now stayed three consecutive years at the Renaissance Hotel, I shall definitely look elsewhere next time. I also unreservedly withdraw my past recommendation for it: it’s neither as comfortable nor as quiet as before, there are some minor but shoddy omissions, and what is truly unforgivable: the hotel itself hosted an event on the Friday night that resounded through the rooms like a pile-driver. So much for a rest after an early start and a long day’s travel, and ahead of another early start and a big conference!