(2) Thu Feb 09 2006 13:50: The best part about writing a book is coming up with totally ridiculous examples for the code samples. Today I reviewed the four elements ("Fire: Perhaps the most overrated element."), and just now I wrote the phrase "Oh, MySQL, you're the only one who really understands me.". Probably some of them will be cut, but I hope not; I think they make good mneumonic devices. You can remember "Oh yeah, that was the recipe with Brunching Shuttlecocks-style reviews of the elements," and search for "water".
Have you seen the Poignant Guide to Ruby? It overdoes the comedy and asides rather exhaustingly, but I like the format.
Posted by Leonard at Fri Feb 10 2006 00:16
Yes, I am hoping the success of the Poignant Guide will stay the copyeditor's hand and rescue my own poor (but more on-topic) Ruby jokes.