OK, here’s the problem. It’s a warm day, and kind of stuffy, and what you’re working on isn’t that interesting, and you’re really having trouble keeping a grip. Here’s the solution: double iced latte!
Did I say “not that interesting”? Hah. The routines for adding HTML output to mod_atom are the most tedious bloody code I’ve written since I did the I/O subsystem, in COBOL, for the Toronto Airport staff dispatcher, in 1982 or so. Here’s a dirty secret: mod_atom, I think, does something really useful and may have a future. However, it’s not, actually, you know, interesting inside. But I digress.
What you do is drop by your local coffee joint and order a double-shot latte with ice. Lauren says this isn’t a real iced coffee, which in Germany comes with ice-cream. And you sure can’t drink it the way they give it to you; it’s incredibly bitter. So you put in two or three large spoonfuls of brown sugar. You have to stir really a lot because coarse brown sugar doesn’t dissolve that readily in icy fluid. And in fact you get some not-unpleasant bits of crunchy sugar through the straw. Cowabunga, let’s crunch some code!