I opened my Advogato account during spring break, not really a time to be pulling the keyboard close. Getting away from the hustle and bustle did make me rethink the value of journal entries, both public and private. Isn't it interesting to have a snapshot of what you were thinking of 3 years ago, 10 years ago.. I'd at least like some assurance that I'm improving with age :)
Going to CMU and taking a few CS courses is bound to either create a strong feeling of some sort towards ML. CAML is following a separate track from Standard ML and in my opinion making a very usable language albeit with slightly less panache, but much friendlier compilers. I'll take this moment to mention to schoen that the CAML folks sport yet another web browser.
I came very close about 2 weeks ago to writing a caching IMAP server in CAML mostly to check out the language and finally have a MUA that could do disconnected IMAP. I could direct pine towards my local server and have a ball reading the gobs of mailing list traffic I subject myself to in quaint locals. Thinking it through when I got back, though, I'm not sure that this is the right approach. While it would make a good hack it seems odd that the caching policy would not be handled by the MUA, but another program the user would have to worry about. May write this up for myself, though.