Details huh? Oh all right . . .
Apparently it is "interesting" (i.e. unusual) for a speaker to help set the chairs out.
(In the unlikely event that I become a world famous lecturer and a household name, I shall continue to help set the chairs out.)
Rick turned up carrying a lot of scary equipment - e.g. a massive silver suitcasey thing and a mike which required tying together with rainbow shoelacey things - shortly after I arrived.
Two of Weezerd's mates arrived to hear.
There are a lot of weird codes to get into the building. But tea, coffee and biscuits are available. They seem to do a "club night" - with several speakers and lots of fun - every two weeks, and this was one of them.
I was the first speaker, thank goodness - I hate waiting! Unfortunately, I was just trying to open my slideshow when the laptop crashed. It moved the picture but not the text.
And then it only showed the desktop background, which was a picture of a NASA plane over some clouds. I began my talk with "Welcome to a very interesting evening all about an aeroplane which says NASA on its tail". Eventually we had to use a different laptop. I re-began my talk by announcing that I was talking about the Internet, and my tendency to destroy technology just by coming near it made me the perfect person to do that. (Someone told me that Wolfgang Pauli had that tendency too.)
I was trying a slightly different order from the way I usually go - I began with the SDSS telescope, and I did the CW/ACW before I talked about the forum. I wanted the discoveries to lead into one another. I had a slide of hilarious galactic animals, at least I thought so but nobody laughed.
Nevertheless, I think they enjoyed it.
I mentioned quite a few of you, not all of you by name. I could have talked about the Zoo forever . . .