Have been attending a conference this week in Tempe, AZ. This is the Educause-affiliated Net@Edu and Statenets meeting, two articulated meetings focusing on research & education networking and the role of state networks in meeting the needs of their constituencies. Lots of good stuff and many valuable “hallway conversations.” Tempe is a great place to have a conference. The weather has been great this week, highs in the 70’s to low 80’s and nighttime temps about 50. Great weather for running each morning, and with the cold snap at home, a great week to be here. Took a couple of hours one afternoon and drove out into the edge of the Tonto National Forest. Rumor had it that there were trout in the tailwater of Saguaro Lake on the Salt River; pretty place, but there were no trout to be found.