The book went into production a day early. So far, I've approved (and fixed the numbering of) the figures and illustrations, clarified some weird formatting things, and am waiting for the next stage. I don't know what or when. It will jump out from behind a chair and yell "SURPRISE YOU ARE NOT YET FINISHED!" and I will devote another five minutes to hitting things. Mostly keys.
We Can End This Chapter, Anyway, Anyway...:
Tomorrow will be devoted to updating my resume and thinking about getting in touch with the last place to offer me a job. It's all the way across the country, which has its own unique set of challenges and rewards. I broached the subject with aformentioned friend who lives in the vicinity, and there was a distinctive lack of horrified screaming.
If that sounds somewhat wishy-washy on my part, it's because I'm terribly confused by several things. Having not worked a Regular Job for 18 months, my perspective is a little skewed. Besides that, I grew up, more or less. It's weird to wake up one day and realize you're an adult, but at least it happened before I hit 30.
Next up: tests for CPAN.pm. Yow.