Well one of my project managers is sick of me being dragged elsewhere and postponing my work for her. So to stop that from happening I've been moved from my desk to one behind a few other employees. The theory being that the evil ones will stop harrassing me with non-perl related work.
I've re-read Scott Meyers' Effective C++ and loved it the second time as well. I've been programming in perl so long that I find it hard to think in C++ terms when it comes to manipulating strings. I have most of my mind around it and that should really make it easier for me to really progress through the LyX dialogs