Well, I've been back from U of I for over a month, so it's more than about time I got to writing it up. Interacting with people who are just as passionate about computing, but looking at it from completely different perspectives, is a soothing tonic for a systems person. It reminds me that these systems we build don't just blink in datacenters anonymously; when they function right, they do real, useful things that matter
deeply to others.
I think my talk went fine, as things go. If I'd had one thing to do over, I would probably not have pounced so furiously on Crispin Cowan's Q&A flamebait about how everybody knows VMs are slow; Crispin, that's one for you, there.