I spent some of this weekend  reading Geoff, Paul and Randy's  mod_perl Cookbook, which I was sent a copy of to do a review. I'm having a hard time faulting the book. The recipes are excellent, and the commentary on them well thought out and thorough. The book even covers some experimental features of mod_perl, and makes sure the reader knows that. The one thing I can possibly comment on the negative side so far is the typesetting. I guess I just get used to O'Reilly's typesetting, which is always very clear. SAMS appear to try slightly more modern typefaces (such as Lucida Mono for source code), unlike O'Reilly's stock Courier. And there's also some typographical errors in the print towards the end of the book (a couple of examples contain double-line gaps in the source code). But apart from that I can heartily recommend it, at least so far. I'll be sure to write a more complete review when I feel I've read enough of the book.
 I went up to York to see my mum who is just out of the hospital from having a cancerous lump removed from her breast, but it was small, and she seems to be doing just fine.
 Sounds like a 60's pop band.