A wretched day: dingy weather, uncooperative car, a zoo-tour of idiocy on IRC, and the persistent feeling that there is just too much to do in Perl-land and altogether too many people that will have to be tied up with piano wire before any of it can actually be done. Nor could I manage to wrap up my chapter today; altho it's not yet 2am, so the day is still young! Moreover, a huge chunk of last week that I spent giving editorial comments on a manuscript has so far produced no response at all from the author. I guess that my pointing out his factual errors may have oppressed his muse.
I should look on the bright side, tho: I'm successfully rounding up some good reviewers for my book (in fact, more than I know what to do with), and as of today there is a chunk less of tchrist's useless bloviation in perlfaq.
The beheadings will continue until morale improves!