Friday, 28 April 2006


Hi everybody from an Internet café in sunny (yes! sunny!) Oban, Scotland.

Yesterday, I had the opportunity of a lifetime to visit Mull and the Isle of Iona, permanent home of the Iona Community. It was a moving and spiritually profound place, and I hope I'll be able to return someday. Pictures will be uploaded when I can get free or reasonably-priced Internet access at my hotel.

I love it here, and I'm sure I'll return someday.

Talk to you all soon.

Tuesday, 11 April 2006

Wednesday, 5 April 2006

Information Overload!

I think this great research paper on The Cure for Information Overload is well worth everyone's serious attention.

If you find yourself with a couple free seconds, it's worth taking a look at.

I'll be trying to post something a bit more substantial this weekend.

Monday, 3 April 2006

...but my books only have pictures!

Borrowed (without intent to return) from Amy's LiveJournal:

  1. Grab the nearest book.

  2. Open it to page 161.

  3. Find the fifth sentence.

  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

  5. Don't search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

"That is, character classes are limited to containing specific sets of characters, so within them you may only use metasymbols that describe other specific sets of characters, or that describe other specific individual characters.
Larry Wall or Tom Christensen, Programming Perl