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I see that I'm getting referral traffic from my Wikipedia entry, possibly from people who wish to see whether I really exist or not. Maybe I'm only a figment of my own imagination?

With ecrime 2008 finished, I've six months before I have to start working with the team on planning ecrime 2009 and inviting speakers to attend. This year was seen by many as the best yet - certainly the best attended - and took a tremendous organisational effort from everyone involved. I would really like to see the Home Secretary pay us a visit in 2009. To date, we have had MPs' Jim Paice, Vernon Coaker, Caroline Flint, James Brokenshire and David Davis and by the time it comes around again, perhaps government will have adopted a firm new policy on the subject?

Up and coming, I've got Milan, Talin and Frankurt conferences to work on, with the first of these coming-up very quickly indeed.

With strong winds forecast for tomorrow, it looks as if the banner-towing is out for tomorrow but the really big publicity stunt for next weekend has now been booked, with a large sheet banner to match, so I may yet be blogging on Her Majesty's pleasure.

My good friend, the head of the Australian Hi-tech crime unit has suggested that I go and live and work "down under." Now that's a tempting thought with summer still several months away and no swimming pool in the garden! "You can get a seaplane instead and sell tourist rides around Sydney harbour."

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