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I got my Omnisky modem this week. Very cool.

They said I needed Windows to install it. I just installed the 1.3MB .prc file I found and it worked. Now my Palm Vx has wireless TCP/IP from virtuall anywhere in the country (except for, of course, my house, where cell access sucks).

I used Top Gun ssh to get to my home box where I then went out to EFNet. IRC from anywhere. OK, maybe this isn't such a good thing. But it is quite cool.

Aha. use Perl is now live. It is a discussion and news and issue forum based on the Slash code, for Perl.

I meant to get to work on some of the MacPerl 5.6 porting/testing stuff this weekend. But I relaxed a lot instead, worked around the house, and used our new BBQ. A Weber Genesis Silver C. I'll work on MacPerl this week.

I got Slashcode moved over to the same place Slashdot is. Now I need to get use Perl moved over there, too.

I'd really like to find a correspondent who is going on Perl Whirl to report back for me for Perl News.

We finally got the all-new Slashdot up. Hopefully, the only differences people will notice are a few fixed bugs and much faster servers, though the code went through some major changes.

I've spent the last week, and will spend the next week and some of the week after that, working on a code merge of Slashdot to the Slash code, and a move of Slashdot to new servers. Kinda slows down development when you do this stuff, but it is necessary. I just hope the users of Slash on the Slashcode site don't get too annoyed at the lack of development and activity over this time. I've explained the situation and haven't seen any real grumbling.

I got my wife an iBook and get to turn her old iMac into a Linux box. I love AirPort (a.k.a. WaveLAN). The PowerBook and iBook are wireless (we are both sitting on the couch watching baseball and "surfing" right now from our respective wireless portable computers), and the others are on the LAN directly, all going through to a Surfboard cable modem thingy. Ain't technology great?

My Power Mac 7100/66, the first (post-C64) computer I programmed on and my router, died. Bad power supply. I went to eBay and found one, and was the high bidder. The guy who was selling it used to be on the MacPerl list, where I am an active contributor, and so he gave me free shipping on the power supply. :-D

I started a new Perl site today, use Perl. It will be "live" sometime soon. It's basically going to be a Slashdot for Perl, but without the lame comments.

Ack, we released a maintenance release of slash-1.0.0 as slash- Sigh. I know I am anal and oedantic, but this kind of thing annoys me. We use the dotted version numbers like this so we don't HAVE to invent new depths of numbers ad inifinitum. 1.0.3 < 1.0.20 < 1.0.100.

Opening day today. Pedro on the mound. On to the Series!

I love Microsoft's Benevolent Dictator defense. "But consumers are better off, it doesn't matter if they have no freedom!"

We finished Slash 1.0.0 yesterday. Yay. Wooooo. It still has a long way to go, but we got a release of a good piece of software out, after two months of a lot of work on it.

I went to the Geek Pride party tonight. A lot of geeks. You could tell a difference between the people who worked there (had style, social graces, charm) and those who didn't (didn't). Well, it wasn't quite that bad, but a party in a trendy club on Landsdowne Street filled with geeks was just a bit incongruous. At least I got to see ESR with a balloon animal on his head.

I am using Internet Explorer 5 for Mac OS today. It is probably the best all-around browser ever released for Mac OS. Dammit.

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