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  • you mean you're also stomped as to why a black (sorry, colored, sorry, african american, sorry <insert euphemism or racist slur>) president was elected?

    • Heh. I usually try to tie together the part about this-day-in-history with the part about today's work on November/Rakudo/whatever with a semantic link of some sort, however tenuous. This time I failed, mostly due to lack of time.

      No, I'm not stumped as to why Obama was elected. Even going on merits, I prefer him to (say) Hillary or McCain. I'm saying this with an extremely limited view of USAnian politics, by the way.

      But besides being 'the right man for the job' (a title which I considered for this post), Obama also represents a great symbolic victory, being the first member of a previously (and in some senses, still) oppressed US minority to become US president. And not only that, he favors conciliation and understanding, domestically and internationally. He represents change, and hope, and peace.

      Maybe that's the tenuous link I was after. November (the project) is actually quite a feat. I can say this, coming back to it one year later, because much of the code in there isn't mine, so it's not only bragging. But perhaps more (or at least equally) important are the things November represented: positive expectations about Perl 6, a hope that awesome things can be done, and a persistence to help reach a certain goal. Yes, we can.

      • Now I get it.

        At first I didn't understand but I'm happy I asked because I enjoyed reading your reply. :)

        Good job with November and good luck as well!