For anyone that cares, I'll be off the grid for about three weeks while I take care of my annual military thing.
If you send me a patch and I ignore it, it's because I probably didn't see it rather than one of the other excuses I tend to use. If you need to be ignored by someone right away, email Randal. I'll be back to ignoring things in the usual manner in October (when I then have to ignore things because Randal is making me go on a cruise).
The only worrisome part is the beater Powerbook I'm taking with me. I just put Tiger on my old Titanium and have been installing things I think I'll need. I'm probably going to forget something essential (hey, I just thought tonight "I should install subversion", so that was close!). I should be able to still get work done although nobody will get to see the result of it for a while. No matter: the editor is cracking the whip for Intermediate Perl so I should hammer on that while I'm off the net.