For the first time in what seems like ages, I am very happy doing what I do for a living. In fact, I would go so far as to say that I really enjoying being a Notes & Domino Admin, now that I am back doing freelance/contract work again. Having the freedom to chose your next opportunity is pretty cool, assuming that there are opportunities to chose from. However, with this freedom there often comes a price. Mine, it seems, is losing out on what is possibly the biggest, best & cheapest learning opportunity that I'll have presented to me this year -- ILUG2007 . Suffice to say that due to the nature of my current engagement, (a short contract, to provide "backfill" Notes & Domino Admin support, allowing my colleagues to complete some much needed project work), I won't be able to get the time off to attend ILUG2007 . Worse still, is that the Scottish Notes User Group (SNUG) meets next week in Edinburgh (Where I am now working), and I can't make that either! To say that I am gutted is an understatement. Missing out on ILUG2007 is bad enough, but missing the SNUG too ..! When is Lotusphere 2008?