It appears that it will be my birthday on Thursday. It appears there'll already be a large pile of geeks in the Carlton Arms on Thursday. I think I'll turn up their and claim it all as my birthday celebration. If anybody else wants to turn up, it'd be good to see you.
For a more general update, this weekend I discovered that it is possible for two people (well, sonicdrift
did most of the work) to cook a three course meal for more than 20 people, if there's a sufficiently cunning plan. I've also discovered recently that it's relatively difficult to fit a moderately complex database into a SOA model without compromising basic principles of relational database design.