I'd like to make it this year. But, being (un|self)employed, the funds can't be taken for both travel expenses and the actual conference. Not sure what to do. I guess I could grovel to gnat for a pass and see if I can get the money to make the trip... but not sure that would work. Blah. This is one of the things that working for "The Man" was good for... but is also why YAPC exists. But, I'd like to do some Apache talks.. grah!