I’m getting ready to head to SES London 2007 soon. I hope to see lots of search folks there! My wife and father-in-law are coming too, which is practically a recipe for interesting hijinks.
I’ve been trying to get on a London sleep schedule by getting up earlier and earlier each morning, and varying my caffeine dosage. The day of the flight, I’m planning to wake up at 3am (11am London time) and go the whole day without caffeine. If I can sleep on the plane, I should wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in London. Either it will work out brilliantly, or my sleep schedule will crash and burn. I’ll let you know how it goes. I’m also really psyched about visiting the Google Dublin office (and Ireland, for that matter) for the first time.
If you think SES London might be fun, there’s still time to register.
Update: And I’m in London. I got up at 4:30 a.m. instead of 3 a.m., but my wacky get-up-early, sleep-on-the-plane, slam-a-Red-Bull-in-London plan actually worked. I was up till midnight GMT and now I need to worry about not getting up too late. Sunday we walked around, stumbled on the BAFTAs in Covent Garden (congrats, Helen Mirren!), and had a good time. Today I plan to catch up on work a bit and do touristy things before the conference starts tomorrow.