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· Forgive Me, Bretheren Monks
· Extry Extry: Winer Leaves the RSS Advisory Board
· RPC::XML 0.54 Uploaded
· The Books of Perl
· Good Intentions Don't Equal Good Results
· Errata Tracking Page for PWSWP
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· Props to Portland PM
· Lightning Talks
· OSCON, Tuesday
· OSCON Plans Now Set

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We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others. — Will Rogers

First There Was Google Moon 2006.03.13.09:15

Now, there is Google Mars.

(On a side note, I know the main programmer from the NASA/ASU side of this project. You can hear a short interview with him on the podcast called "Sturgeon's Law", episode 27. And as it happens, I also know the guy behind Sturgeon's Law.)

# [/tech/space]

Should I Stay Or Should I Go: Looks Like Go 2006.03.01.04:06

I've written before about being restless out here. Some time back, I asked the question, "Should I stay or should I go?".

Looks like the answer is, "go".

Barring complications (like a rejection of my HSMP application), I will be taking a position with a company in London. Sometime in the next two months or so. I am contracted to a firm in NYC for the next 4 weeks or so, which is also about how long it will take the HSMP application to be processed (it used to take longer, but the recruiter in England says that it had been much faster lately). I also expect to take a week or so for each of Denver and Oklahoma City, before I leave.

This is more than a little bit scary, to me. It was hard-enough to move from Denver to San Jose. I've wanted to give England a go, but wanting it and facing the reality are two very different beasts. Still, I'm determined, and I'm not going to back out at the last minute.

There will no doubt be going-away-type festivities at some future point. More detail here as it develops.

# [/thoughts]

Break Update 3 2006.03.01.03:25

I've been busy (details in a separate post), so I haven't updated on the foot recently.

It didn't heal, and I had surgery this past Friday. Man, I thought it hurt when it was just broken. It's starting to level off, now, after a few days. But for the first couple of days, not even the Vicodin seemed to do much (though I would have hated to see what it felt like without the V). I'm back on the crutches, and will be for a while. I also have to wear a foot condom when I shower, at least for the next few days.

You really don't appreciate the little things in life, like the bones in your foot, until they quit playing nice. You don't think about simple pleasures like WALKING AROUND THE APARTMENT, until such pleasures are denied (or at the very least, cease being pleasant).

But anyway, I'm OK, and while the foot hurts I'm sure it will get better in time. I'm getting caught up on rest, while also doing some contracting (again, more in a separate post). So, no worries.

# [/thoughts/health]

Who Am I:
Randy J. Ray
Software Engineer


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Programming Web Services with Perl

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Computer Science & Perl Programming

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Reading and Re-reading
· The Annotated Thursday: G.K. Chesterton's The Man Who Would Be Thursday, G.K. Chesterton, Martin Gardner
· The Feeling Good Handbook, David D. Burns
· Organizing From the Inside Out, Julie Morgenstern
· XML Schema, Eric Van Der Vlist
· BEEP: The Definitive Guide, Marshall T. Rose

High in the queue
· Silk, Caitlin R. Kiernan
· Coldheart Canyon, Clive Barker
· Idoru, William Gibson
· Shared Source CLI Essentials, David Stutz, Ted Neward, Geoff Shilling

Recently finished
· Planetary Vol. 3: Leaving the 20th Century, Warren Ellis, et al

Recommended favorites
· The Cowboy Wally Show, Kyle Baker
· Lost Souls, Poppy Z. Brite
· The Alienist, Caleb Carr
· Quarantine, Greg Egan
· The Authority: Relentless, Warren Ellis et al.
· Planetary: All Over the World and Other..., Warren Ellis et al.
· American Gods, Neil Gaiman
· Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
· Neuromancer, William Gibson
· A Philosophical Investigation, Philip Kerr
· Say You Want a Revolution (The Invisibles, Book 1), Grant Morrison et al
· You Are Worthless: Depressing Nuggets of..., Oswald T. Pratt and Scott Dickers
· Cryptonomicon, Neil Stephenson
· Rising Stars : Born In Fire (Vol. 1), J. Michael Straczynski

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