Within hours, I'll be in a train to Berlin. This is my third trip to Berlin this year, the first was for KOffice weekend, the second was for LinuxTag. Unlike the first two, this time it's not for "personal satisfaction" only because I'll be attending this year's ECOC (European Conference on Optical Communications). My last ECOC was in Glasgow, 2005. So it's nice to have a chance again to look around, rebuild contacts, and find out what other researchers are doing.
Update: I am already in Berlin. The conference started already, there are many exciting topics. We even get free WiFi so I'm not really fully isolated from the net, thanks to my N800.