There are now Goooooogle ads on unixkb.com. The intent isn't to make a lot of money -- the intent is to cover the costs associated with running the site. The costs are not terribly high, but I don't make a lot of money either.
I registered a domain name for a companion site to unixkb.com. The companion site will focus on articles regarding software development on Unix systems. I will start writing articles for the dev site in a few months, once I have a good number of articles on unixkb.com.
When I was talking with my fiancee on IRC, she quoted a friend from another channel as saying "anything that's not nil or false is true". I immediately thought of Ruby, and it turns out that I was correct in guessing what her friend was talking about.
That in itself is trivia, but the fact is that her friend is just the type of person I love to see taking up Ruby. I'll skip the adjectives, but I will say that it gives me hope that the de facto standard of Perl won't stand for system administration and scripting tasks.
I know I've said it a million times, and no doubt a pile of other people have too, but I'm really beginning to wonder about Parrot and Perl 6. At one point I was a big cheerleader, but now I read the developers' lists with a more cynical eye.
I have no doubts about the people involved -- I consider them among the most skilled language implementors I am aware of.
I have few doubts about the languages. I think Parrot will make an excellent back end for many languages. I don't like Perl 6 so much, but that's only because it seems to be aiming for Java's level of bloat. As long as there is still Perl 5 compatibility, I will be reasonably happy.
What I am truly afraid of is that it will fall victim to the fate that almost befell Mozilla -- and be unable to pull out of it as Mozilla did.
I've got a bunch of stuff going through my head about it, but it's in no order to write about. I'll ponder it and see if I can say something useful on it later.