Office is abuzz with four days before BangLinux begins. Registrations have been pouring in which is good but I forgot to tell the foreign speakers that you need a visa to enter India which is bad. Some—Damien Conway, Rasmus Lerdorf —were quick enough to spot this and sort it out. Yay. Some were not and assumed they didn’t need one. Boo. Visas usually take a week to sort out. We now have two days.

Welcoming me back to Bangalore, John gives me a friendly slap on the shoulder. Sorry - ex-shoulder, now huge heat blister. I scream accordingly. Dilip and crew refrain from doing the same. Hitting my shoulder that is—not screaming.