I'm actually sort of glad that he missed the lecture. I really want to be there for this one, and I thought I had missed it. I have to become more familiar with IRC though. Although, I'll most likely be listening to the lecture over vent.
"It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." - Ralph Waldo Emerson