I haven't yet received my own copies because the printer has made a spelling error in my address (Dutch street names are generally unpronouncable for English speakers, so such an error is only natural). I'll probably get them in the next week or so.
In fact, I need those copies—or at least one of them. Right now I can hardly imagine I ever wrote a book; it's as if I've dreamed then entire sequence of events. What I need to wake up to the fact that the book is real is holding a physical copy in my hands, proudly showing it to my friends, and reverently opening it only to discover a typo. (Incidentally, as Bruce Lawson revealed, discovering a typo immediately upon opening a new book means the book will sell well.)
Over the past few days I've expanded the Book section somewhat. You can download the example scripts (ZIP file containing .txt files) and use the list of all URLs in the book instead of laboriously typing them into your browser's location bar. If you're still hesitating whether to buy the book or not, you can study the table of contents or read the larger part of the Introduction, which also links to the live versions of the example scripts.
For now I'd like to say Thank You to the people who helped me most:
By the way, I'm planning book release parties in Amsterdam and London once the book is available in Europe; probably somewhere around the end of October or the start of November. I'll post some more information when dates and venues have been chosen.
I’m around at the following conferences:
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