I just realized that while the O'Reilly people are aware of this, most others are not. I had to pull out of OSCON. Fortunately, my talk was with Michael Schwern, so they're not left with an empty slot, but this will be the first OSCON I've missed in years. Because I'd be flying out the week kiddies get out of school here, I couldn't find tickets for much less than £800. Given that I've just moved over here, that was a wad of my liquid reserves that I just couldn't afford to spend.