My publisher firmly believes that I spent the weekend writing a book, and I did in fact spend some of the weekend doing that. I even got some things done.
But most of the geek-time this weekend was spent working on Date:: Perl modules. I've submitted a story to use.perl about the new modules, and I don't feel like retyping it here.
The short form is that I wrote Date::Passover, Date::GoldenNumber, Date::Chinese, Date::SundayLetter, and updated several of my other Date:: modules. I think I also updated Apache::Htgroup, but that might have been on Friday.
I should have my copy of Calendrical Calculations any day now, and I really want to stake my claim to certain Date:: namespaces that look particularly fun. I almost wrote Date::Bahai this weekend (I might call it Date::Baha'i just for fun) but did the Chinese one instead because it is altogether more fascinating.
The Chinese calendar is *way* more interesting than the cycle of 12 animals that you've seen on your placemat at the Peking Moon. It is a cycle of 19 years, superimposed on a cycle of 10 years, superimposed on a cycle of 12 years. This is going to be a lot of fun.