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.
The Complete Far Side is available in the UK. *drools*
It's nearly £70, which is a bit steep. But it's got all the cartoons ever published. Aargh, starving studentship is terrible at times, I tell ya.