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Tuesday May 13, 2003
04:51 AM


I try not to regret too many things in life, other than things I didn't do. But there are times when you look back and have to regret doing something. This is a situation I find myself in now.

I have never written a book before, so I did not really know what to expect. But I was convinced by a previous author, offering guidance and direction, to sign up as a co-author with them for my idea of a book on Net::LDAP. As they had previously published a book with AW we signed up with AW. Our contact at AW was very understanding of me being a new author, was very helpful and offered some good advice.

That was last year. Since then our AW contact has changed and our new contact does not seem to be quite so helpful. To add to that I rarely hear from my co-author, in fact the only thing I have heard in the last few months is "How are you doing, how much time have you had?"

So I will place this in the box of one of life lessons, but I do regret it as I now feel the book will never happen.

Monday January 06, 2003
03:15 PM

Shorter URLs

Why I did not do this in the first place I don't know, but now URLs can use ~ instead of /author/

Wednesday December 18, 2002
11:15 AM

Moving day

Well the day has finally come. Today the movers came and took most things, they will be back in the morning to get the rest.

My DSL at my new house is supposed to be active from Friday, but who knows. And if it does not go smoothly it is bound to be a challenge to get things sorted at this time of year.

Thursday November 28, 2002
12:04 PM

On the move

Well it seems to have finally happened. Today we exchanged contracts on our house, so we move in three weeks (Dec 19). Let the mayhem begin......
Friday November 15, 2002
06:06 PM

Cryptic Languages

The next person who tells me that perl is a cryptic and obscure lanaguage will be quickly pointed to the K language by Kx

Some examples can be found here

Tuesday October 15, 2002
02:13 AM


Wallace and Gromit are back. The new films are only short, one minute films. But the article says they are working on a script for a full length film, I cannot wait.
Sunday October 13, 2002
05:52 AM

Fries with that ?

Some people will try anything to avoid paying taxes
Saturday October 12, 2002
10:09 AM

On the move....

Finally we have found a buyer for our house and the chain of buyers is complete. Not only is it complete, it is quite short too with only 4 parties.

So now to see if we can get things completed and moved by Christmas.

Thursday October 10, 2002
04:20 PM


Well after all the useful feedback I have been getting about, it has just received its first makeover.

There is still lots todo, including a European mirror, so keep watching

12:21 PM

Time flys when your having fun

It would seem this man was having too much fun