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.
Somewhat sizeable argument going on in the Nutch mailing list right now about Mozdex, the OSS search engine. Some Nutch folks are peeved because they think Mozdex isn't giving them enough credit for using their software.
I am still wondering about how Mozdex are going to make back the cost of the bandwidth in the first place. I am sure it must cost quite a bit to crawl and handle queries. What do they get out of it ? (They say they will serve advertising.. but err, isn't that sorta old ? Does that even make enough money ? )