I'm not just here, I'm here [perlmonks.org], and here [javajunkies.org] too, I ramble randomly in my philosophical blog [blogspot.com] and my other blog [blogspot.com]. Soon I'll come in a convenient six-pack.
I have not missed the first class meeting; it is Monday the 20th.
Anybody who downloaded the PDFs for Advanced Programming Language Design (which gnat linked to a while back), I'd appreciate copies. I had originally downloaded all of them, but lost the Zip disk they were on after I printed chapters 1 and 2.:(