Probably coined many times before me, but any how, my first law:No matter how many times you proof an email for posting to a listserv, an obvious error will always become immediately apparent when you read the copy of the message the list sends back to you after posting.

I think we should add a question to the ITLab interview question list. “Have you ever written a weather grabbing/parsing/caching app?” Much like every app. must evolve till it can send email, writing such an app. seems to be a rite of passage of any possibly decent coder.


Mustard Seed isn’t really know for their desserts, at least not in my mind, but last week Shannon and I ate one of the best desserts there we’ve had anywhere, in a long time. It was a two layer cake. The top layer was a dark rich chocolate cake. The bottom was what tasted like a dark flour-less chocolate brownie. A layer of chocolate mousse separated the two. The outside was covered in a light soft chocolate icing, drizzled with a dark chocolate syrup.

Great prose to lament a horrible textarea.