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We finished Slash 1.0.0 yesterday. Yay. Wooooo. It still has a long way to go, but we got a release of a good piece of software out, after two months of a lot of work on it.

I went to the Geek Pride party tonight. A lot of geeks. You could tell a difference between the people who worked there (had style, social graces, charm) and those who didn't (didn't). Well, it wasn't quite that bad, but a party in a trendy club on Landsdowne Street filled with geeks was just a bit incongruous. At least I got to see ESR with a balloon animal on his head.

I am using Internet Explorer 5 for Mac OS today. It is probably the best all-around browser ever released for Mac OS. Dammit.

We are moving fast to a 1.0.0 release of the Slash code. Major cleanup of the code and rewrite of the admin interface. It should really kick ass.

I got another Perl book to tech review, a pair of articles to work on for TPJ and PerlMonth which keep getting pushed back, and a pair of presentations for yapc and TPC. Sometimes it gets to be too much. OK, one project at a time.

I did buy my tickets for TPC in July. $99 each way through Southwest. Cool.

Someone wrote to me asking for an OOP interface to MP3::Info. I asked why. He gave me the "because I like it better" defense. He said he would write his own for CPAN, which is just a really bad idea. We do not need more complications in the namespace. We do not need multiple implementations of the same thing just for the sake of different interfaces.

So I wrote up a quick one with AUTOLOAD, dynamically creating accessors and such, and sent it to him to see if it was what he wanted and I never heard back. I love people!

I've got MPEG::MP3Info about ready for the next release, with some bugfixes and support for Variable Bitrate (VBR) files. And it is going to have a name change, to MP3::Info (the old name will point to a file that is a wrapper around MP3::Info, a la the old MD5 module).

I like cake. And I am not just saying that to make you think I am cool. I like how it is all cakey and stuff.

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