Since then I've worked on the Essential Blogging feedback. The Radio Userland chapters have been hard to get right--everyone seems to want them to cover different material, and nobody's been shy about voicing their criticism in public. Joy!
Sent out the appendix to "Perl Graphics Programming" to the reviewers. What comments have come in so far have been mostly positive, which is good. I see Manning has released "Programming Graphics with Perl" in PDF if not hardcopy.
Just read two proposals for "Shell Scripting in a Nutshell", and in the process worked out what makes a Nutshell book tick.
I've taken over the editorial helm of Advanced Perl Programming, 2nd edition. No news to pass on yet, but hopefully there'll be progress Real Soon Now.
All this punctuated with various OSCON work. New speakers (Bruce Perens on DRM and Open Source, plus the creators of Gallery and Movable Type) and keynoters (as soon as we can get a description for the fucking MONSTER keynote that will rock your world, it'll go online and you can worship at the altar of me
Biocon 2003 planning is starting up. Oy!
Trying to catch up on a huge backlog of email.
My boss, Paula, decided she didn't want to be a boss any longer, so has become a Super Editor. She's doing nothing but editing, and the company's allocating various production and support people to smooth the paths of all her books. Why? Because she's fucking awesome and can outproduce the rest of us if we only give her a chance. Nice job if you can get it
The "Perl and LWP" QC1 notes went in today. I hope to have some copies at YAPC, fresh from the bindery.
Some days I feel like I could fuck around reading the web all day. Other days I can whip through my daily web reads in an hour and can be extraordinarily productive. I have no idea what determines the mode of the day.
Discovered Orson Scott Card's website, which has too much shite happening but also has some excellent advice for writers. I'm taking part in a wedding on the July 4th weekend otherwise I'd go to EnderCon because it's close and we could have fun there. Card seems so cool in his writings. I sure hope he isn't one of those egomaniac assholes in real life.
Larry's new Apocalypse should come out next week, with the Exegesis to follow. Lots of amazing regexp work. Holy cow! (Sacred cow!) Once again, though, it's timed so that poor Damian has an Exegesis to write while he's on the road. Hopefully this won't cause another blowout like last time!
Supersnail photos from 2002 OSCON are almost live. They are outstanding. The guy's a bloody genius. It's harder for him to attend this year than last, but I'm working on greasing the rails.