Less thrilling than perhaps a first post could be. Nevertheless, I am alive and well, and now have a web presence on use.perl.org.
More to the point, is First Talk! I gave my first perl talk today, on regular expressions, to a very small gathering of KW-based Perl Mongers. It was received fairly well, but mid way through the talk, I realized that I was probably teaching mostly stuff that everyone there already knew. Here's hoping they got something out of it.