I'm itching to start working with Mason right away, but I know this is a bad plan. Need to give it a little time, go back a chapter and reread...I need a lot of mental logistics or else I go through a lot of mental gymnastics. I'm going to do something else, something explicitly unrelated to Mason, and then go back to the book before I start smashing components around and breaking stuff.
Today, that other thing is a programming project presented by ITA Software. It's concerning a palindrome containing all the letters of the alphabet. (And I would appreciate it greatly if anybody who finds this trivial would please not tell me how to solve it or what the word(s) is. Thank you.)