Somehow I am always surprised to see other people mention me in books and whatnot (I mean, why else would someone start a magazine unless they think they need attention?
But this week I saw it twice. I had a couple of trips to the VA Hospital for some routine, back from the Middle East sorta things, so each day I took along a book to read.
Monday I took Peter Scott's latest gem, Perl Medic. The first thing I noticed with "The Perl Review" in big letters on the front next to a quote from Adam Turoff. Of all the things Adam could have associated himself with, he chose TPR. Okay, cool. Inside, Peter mentions Test::Pod, and hence me, on page 37. However, the book is already out of date because Andy Lester completely changed the module and now it has a different module.
Today I took Peter Scott's (and Ed Wright's) first gem, Perl Debugged, which I bought for $91 at The Perl Foundation auction. I didn't pay as much as Michel Rodriquez who outbid me at $100 before they let on they had a second copy. I found my name on page 41 when the authors listed a bunch of people with nice coding styles.
It still seems really odd to see my name along with the names of truly cool people.