So I've managed to pass on my Parrot pumpkin to Jeff Goff, and released 0.0.4 to the wind. Uh, world. As I'm now retiring from any status I have in the Perl community at large, I get more time to play with other things. The most important things for me right now are to get a holiday, and to try and beat down this stupidly high kyu rating
After that, of course, I still have a million and one things lined up. Perl.com still keeps me looking out for the best Perl content I can find (Please send me article proposals!) and I still have the XS book to finish off.
Then what? I'm currently working on compiling Perl 5 to .NET. That's, uh, challenging. Someone has to write the Perl 6 compiler, and I suspect I may be involved in that at some stage. Maybe.
There are other small projects I shouldn't forget about. RT. Reefknot, maybe. I want to write the optimizer cookbook, despite the fact that nobody seems interested in what it can do.
I want to do some Mac OS X programming, once I can find an idea that sufficiently itches that I'll scratch it. Maybe the DHCP stuff. I want to run Python on Parrot. I want to learn Ruby.
I'm still going to be quite busy, but at least I'll be busy with stuff I want to do, not stuff I'm expected to do. So maybe, just maybe, one day, working on Perl might be fun again.