Too tempting to add this one to the other two. I went to the University of Edinburgh Technicians Commitment Event at McEwen Hall. It was great to see so many people. The Principal said encouraging things. Basically, the idea is to acknowledge the work technicians do. In may ways it is very similar to the research software engineering movement. Let's see if action will also follow. I am somewhat optimistic. McEwen Hall is a fantastic venue (see extra). I did manage to solve some mysteries that had been bugging me during the last few days.