My laptop's motherboard just died on me an hour ago, randomly flashing lights... I unpacked it and found a loose metallic pad in it shifting randomly; after taking it out it survives again (so far). Pray for me that it keeps working.
STM for parrot has just been discussed; it's quickly infecting us so we natrually think concurrency in STM's terms only. Jens offered to help me on converting the hw2005 paper (due tomorrow) to TeX. It's good that I delayed the final section of my paper, compiling Pugs to Parrot, until this moment.
Also what I'd like to explore is to have a perlembed thing in Parrot where it can just link the system libperl and use PMCs as thin proxy of SVs, unlike ponie which would need a recompile of Perl. That will make the
use DBI--perl5 directly compilable to Parrot.