Jeez, have I ever fallen behind. Things are flying every which way, metaphorically speaking, and trying to duck the swooping events while also being productive has consumed a lot of time and energy. All of which is my lame way of saying, “Sorry I’ve been so silent.” I’m not going to really do penance right now, either, because I don’t have time to make up for it. Maybe tomorrow, we’ll see. So why am I writing? I have two recommendations to make. The first one is for Clevelanders who want some great Japanese food: go straight to Matsu and don’t come back until you have. If you’d like to meet Kat and I there, then let me know and we’ll schedule something. Second is for anyone buying technical books: Bookpool. They have great prices on stuff like O’Reilly books, so if you aren’t going to use a local merchant to get your tech references, go to Bookpool instead. I get absolutely no money from them for saying this, nor have I ever ordered from them; I just noticed that their prices are outstandingly low, and wanted to give everyone else a heads-up.