Just before leaving on my fishing trip I contacted Symas’ Marty and Howard to see if they’d invite me to a cup of java. I was honoured to be able to meet up with Howard Chu and his colleague Matt for an hour or two, even though they did get me to walk the better part of a mile for the coffee. ;-) Unfortunately I didn’t join up with Marty, due in part to my having left my BlackBerry with his contact details at the hotel and in part to poor timing on my side. I hope to make up for that sometime.