well, I'm back from a three week hiatus - one at OSCon and two at the beach
with my family. catching up on three weeks of email isn't easy.
the cool thing is that I don't return to the same old job. as some of you may have heard at OSCon, I'm now a full-time employee of Ticketmaster
, charged with helping mod_perl 2.0 along, porting important CPAN modules to 2.0, helping with their internal migration to 2.0 eventually, etc. while in the past I have only been able to work on mod_perl during my spare time, I'm now able to dedicate myself to it (well, in some sense I've been dedicated to it all along
:). looks like that long list of patches I've been working on/have in mind will come to fruition sooner than I thought
the first order of business (besides catching up on email) is to get my home office situated. as it turns out, I no longer have a real development environment, so until the corporate laptop arrives I need to whip something together here. I have an old pentium 120 (with 32MB RAM) that served as my firewall (which cost $3600 at the time and which was replaced by a $30 wireless router this morning), but that takes about 137 minutes to compile mod_perl so I need something with a bit more umph. I also have to set up the $700 worth of gear I just bought (printer, wireless, cd burner, etc) to make the office workable, not to mention clearing out the junk that had accumulated while I was writing but never got cleaned up, install a door (and the office doubles as a guest bedroom, so yup, a bedroom without a door), and whatnot. but I'll soon get all that in order and start being productive. whee!
so, watch this space for mod_perl activity. and thank you, thank you, Ticketmaster...