The mud in Iraq is more like cement. We don't get much rain, but it is still enough to create giant mudpits everywhere, and once you step in the mud, it decides to stay with you.
In other news, Sean Burke sent me some sample code to add hyperlinks to POD in a Tk text widget (very cool), Chris Nandor sent me some example iPhoto Mac::Glue things, although we both agree iPhoto is mostly unusable after a couple hundred images are in it, and I hear Andy Lester has a big surprise for TPC.
Last night we set up a wireless router in our tent, and the Windows folks who owned the router couldn't figure out what its name was or what network it was serving. I leaned over to my Mac (I was reading at the time), popped open MacStumbler, found the router, then wrote an address/port scanner (the things you have to do when you are all alone in the middle of the desert...) and quickly found the router (it wasn't 10., so the program tried 192.168. and there it was). We didn't have the username or password to configure the router, so I brute-forced it with LWP. Then, they got out their PC games and did their thing while I went back to reading, casually wondering aloud why they couldn't do that stuff on their PCs.