Version 0.30 of Spreadsheet::WriteExcel was released on time. It now includes the facility to write formulas and functions. Despite the fact that this had been one of the most requested features I received only one email in relation to it. A bug report.
The author of the email said that with the inclusion of formulas the module had gone from interesting to useful. A fair observation.
Life (and how to live it)
Blood Simple was on T.V. The Coen brothers first feature. It doesn't contain the humourous undertone of their later films. I haven't seen it in a number of year. It is still really good.