Looking at this week’s output, you wouldn’t know I spent almost the whole of last weekend drafting stuff for publication. The biggest of the resulting articles (because it has a long-term purpose) was my account of Recommind’s panel session Predictive Coding and life after Pyrrho. Most of the rest relate to videos for which I need approval (videos are about the only things for which I seek approval both from the subject and sometimes from marketing, which is one reason why they can take a while to appear; if I waited for approvals for everything, nothing would ever get published).
I was in London for most of the week. The main event was the one-day Nuix Insider Conference – excellent as always and something I will write about separately. Prepping for my panel there, on the GDPR, was what consumed the rest of the weekend.
My son Charlie and I spent Tuesday filming videos in London, a major undertaking in terms of the kit we drag around. I baulk at taking all that on rush-hour trains, so my wife Mary Ann and I stayed up the night before, taking in a family dinner on the way. The plan to hit more of London’s restaurants with Mary Ann was thrown awry by the news that her mother was ill (she’s better now, thanks), which left me on my own in a vast hotel room, with all the video kit to carry home on my own.
And now it is Easter and a whole week has gone, at least in terms of having an audience to write for (I don’t generally publish anything when either the UK or the US is on holiday, and the UK holiday extends into Monday). I enjoy Bank Holidays – everyone else pushes off, leaving me to get on in peace, with April looking good (fingers crossed) for some uninterrupted writing time.
I spent nearly half February abroad. March’s calendar, looking back at it, was scarred with events, prep calls for events, working on our videos, and work-related visitors – all good, all welcome, but collectively a killer of writing time. April has but one event, the Masters Conference on 5 April, at which I am doing a Pyrrho / predictive coding panel with Recommind, as I wrote here. There is more than a month and another Bank Holiday before the kCura Spring Roadshow in London on 3 May, when I am moderating their Pyrrho panel (I will write about this event shortly).
That civilised spacing between events (one every 4-5 weeks is fine) goes to pieces in May, with IICE ((Information Management. Investigations. Compliance. eDiscovery, formerly Information Governance and eDiscovery, aka IQPC) in London back to back with Guidance Software’s Enfuse (formerly CEIC) in Las Vegas. June has a couple of quick trips to mainland Europe – more on that in due course.
Meanwhile, you might like a picture I took of lovely Leadenhall Market, taken when I found myself stuck on my own for the evening in London and went for a wander.