tinman spent a few years mucking around industry before going back to school for a Masters. Currently not enjoying the weather in North England..
He wrote Perl that looked suspiciously like C code in 1998, while working as an intern, and has been trying to cure that bad habit ever since.
Had to move mail clients from Pegasus to Thunderbird. Didnt like that too much (had to be dragged kicking and screaming away from Pegasus really. Amazing how attached I got to that piece of software in 4-5 years of use). But Pegasus mail appeared to be somewhat dodgy on IMAP so I didnt have much choice. Had to manually create all the filtering rulesets, though, which sucked a bit.
Getting used to Thunderbird now. Just get a moderate amount of spam for the moment, which I can delete myself, so the junk mail is turned off. The client freezes at times, especially on a slow link, but hey, its only 0.3 Even if it gets no more features, it would still be a pretty good mail client.
Installed XFCE 4.0.1 on my Mandrake machine. I dig minimalistic desktops