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Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish!

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Austin Hastings
October 15, 2004 11:56
Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish!
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The Perl 6 Summarizer wrote:

>I tried, I really did, but I'm afraid that I must raise the white flag
>to my teacher training for the next while and give up writing the Perl 6
>Summary until at least after Christmas.
Bad food, lousy dental care, and now the childrens' education is 
entrusted to a chap who can't figure out how to smack one of the little 
buggers with a ruler. Five hundred years of empire come to this...

>Thanks to the language folks, Larry, Allison, Damian, and all the
>many and various denizens of perl6-language. Following the list has
>been an education. Every time I find myself thinking a proposal is
>simply poisonous, along comes Larry in fugu-chef mode to extract the
>good stuff that sets your mind a tingling and chuck away the stuff that
>would leave you paralyzed and dying on the floor. 
Yeah, we blowfish appreciate him, too.

>Thanks to everyone who ever sent me feedback; I've mentioned Warnock's
>dilemma many times in these summaries, it's always good to be gently
>lifted from its horns by a word or two of praise or damnation. 
Speaking of fishing ...

>I'm not about to stop writing. I'm slowly working through chromatic's
>'Write Your Life' project. It's far easier than summarizing; all the
>material I need is already in my head, and I can bash out words even
>when I don't have net access. 
Just because Speedo sells an 'XXL' bathing suit doesn't make it a good 
idea to buy one ...
(  -> lifestyle -> radio ads -> Mr. Tiny Thong 
Bikini Wearer.mp3)

>A regular summary helps the interested but busy
>people get a grasp of how the Perl 6 project is getting on, and that can
>only be a good thing.
>Sorry things have rather fizzled out; I just didn't realise until I
>started quite how demanding this course would be. And I don't just mean
>because I've got to wear a suit. 
Oh, man! The speedo comment was supposed to be a joke, not foreshadowing...

You, sir, have done a fine job of summarizing two lists. Frankly, I try 
to read just one in real time and it stumps me: I'm impressed at the 
amount of work (and free time) you've given us. I appreciate it, and I 
thank you for it.

That'll do, Piers. That'll do.  :)


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