Can someone tell the SODA-powers-that-be that it's really annoying to have a paper deadline on July 5th or 6th? (That's what it's been the last four years...) July 4th is a major US holiday, which if done properly involves a late night with fireworks.
I realize it's pointless to complain, but that's one reason why I started a blog -- so I could complain publicly. And I realize there are all sorts of arguments that it shouldn't matter what day they pick. But, of course, in practice, it does.