Today is the first day of UX London 2022 …and I’m not there. Stoopid Covid.

I’m still testing positive although I’m almost certainly near the end of my infection. But I don’t want to take any chances. Much as I hate to miss out on UX London, I would hate passing this on even more. So my isolation continues.

Chris jumped in at the last minute to do the hosting duties—thanks, Chris!

From the buzz I’m seeing on Twitter, it sounds like everything is going just great without me, which is great to see. Still, I’m experiencing plenty of FOMO—even more than the usual levels of FOMO I’d have when there’s a great conference happening that I’m not at.

To be honest, nearly all of my work on UX London was completed before the event. My number one task was putting the line-up together, and I have to say, I think I nailed it.

If I were there to host the event, it would mostly be for selfish reasons. I’d get a real kick out of introducing each one of the superb speakers. I’d probably get very tedious, repeatedly saying “Oh, you’re going to love this next one!” followed by “Wasn’t that great‽”

But UX London isn’t about me. It’s about the inspiring talks and practical workshops.

I wish I were there to experience it in person but I can still bask in the glow of a job well done, hearing how much people are enjoying the event.

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

1 year ago I wrote ReCoil

I’m all for web monetisation and micropayments …but without the stench of crypto, please.

2 years ago I wrote Hemimastigophora

Life, but not as we know it.

6 years ago I wrote Talking about hypertext

Preparing and publishing a presentation on one single HTML element.

7 years ago I wrote 100 words 098

Day ninety eight.

10 years ago I wrote September in Brighton

The Brighton Digital Festival returns.

17 years ago I wrote Zooming the Web

In his presentation at @media, Joe Clark set CSS designers a homework challenge, the same one detailed in his article on A List Apart: offer a high-contrast, large text version of your site.

19 years ago I wrote Ministry

Having spent the day sampling the culture of Trinity College and the cuisine of The Bad Ass Cafe, Jessica and I spent our first evening in Dublin sweating it up in a loud room full of slam-dancing bodies.

19 years ago I wrote Trinity

My trip to Dublin has been a blast so far.

20 years ago I wrote Pamie

Pamie is back.