16 Apr 2005 chromatic   » (Master)

Crueler Months:

In the past month, outside of my busy day job, I:

  • Finished writing my novel. It's 72,500 words. Strangely, it's neither science fiction nor fantasy. It's just a modern novel. Now I'm letting it sit for a bit before I edit it. I can't promise when it'll be in stores though.

  • Finished writing a book with Ian Langworth. It's good stuff. It'll be out before OSCON.

  • Started applying documentation patches like mad to Parrot. At least, I've been bolder about it than before. (I also fixed a segfault, which was nice.)

  • Released Class::StorageFactory. Has it been a month already? Note that I renamed load() to fetch() and save() to store().

  • Released a (new maintainer!) version of SUPER. I volunteered to take over this module because I wanted to fix it to work with Class::Roles. That's one part down.

  • Adopted two cats. My plants downstairs are suffering a bit.

  • Learned enough about rake to write a Rakefile for Pacuby. (If that doesn't make any sense, consider that the first time I had an upcoming book deadline, I wrote tests for a fair swath of the Perl core.)

  • Wrote two actually useful testing modules I plan to release to the CPAN very soon.

  • Started brainstorming another book project.

Maybe now I can sleep again.

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