I help with Melbourne Perl Mongers.
I spend an awful lot of time talking about Perl, and have had my picture in the Australian newspapers with a camel. That's rather scary.
Daniel and Tomoko are having a child.
Daniel and Tomoko have just announced that they'll be having their first child, due in the middle of 2005. Dan visited briefly yesterday to tell us the good news.
We had a short discussion on the difficulties of naming children, particularly finding names that sound good across multiple languages. It was felt that while my suggestion of Spike certainly had character, it was not considered a suitable name, not least because it doesn't sound any good in Japanese.
I'm certain that Tomoko and Dan will make excellent parents. In order to allow their existing computer room to become new the baby's room, Dan is even purchasing a high-performance gaming laptop with a 1900x1240 display. Now that's dedication.